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2014 Classes

Jane teaches many classes and workshops, both in Australia and overseas.  Brief details are outlined below: please use the contact details provided to make booking enquiries.

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March 2014

Jane Nicholas Embroidery

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www.janenicholas.com
Uniting Church Hall, 28 Bendooley St, Bowral NSW Australia
02 4861 1175
admin@janenicholas.com

EMBROIDERY DESIGN CLASSES

March 1, April 5, October 11 (3-part course)
1.30pm - 4.00pm

Following a stimulating series of stumpwork design classes in 2012, join us in 2014 to explore the realm of the medieval illuminated manuscript as a design source. The challenge is to interpret either an illuminated initial, or a panel from an illuminated manuscript, using  a variety of embroidery techniques including stumpwork, goldwork, appliqué, beading and surface embroidery. Referring to books on medieval manuscripts for inspiration, have your design plan ready for discussion at the first class (there will be reference books available for further ideas). We will discuss suitable background fabrics, possible embroidery techniques and the use of colour at this class. At the April meeting, we will address any design issues that may have emerged – and compare notes. At the final class in October, continue working on your project – or celebrate its completion! Looking forward to an inspirational series of classes.

This class is suitable for all.

BLACKBERRY GARLAND & EMERALD MOTH

March 8, 15, April 5 (3-part course)
10am - 12.30pm

Worked on cream silk dupion, this design features a garland of blackberry flowers, worked with detached petals and buds,  surface embroidered leaves, and raised berries, in various stages of ripeness, worked in French knots and beads. Nestled within the foliage are the stages of the life cycle of the Large Emerald Moth – beaded eggs, a “looper” caterpillar, a pupa worked in padded bronze snakeskin, and a moth with raised detached wings.

This class is suitable for all.

SHAKESPEARE’S FLOWERS: Sampler Three

March 8, 15, April 5 (3-part course)
1.30pm - 4.00pm

This small stumpwork panel is the third in a series inspired by the painted border of a letter written in 1598 – the time of Elizabeth I and Shakespeare. Embroidered on ivory silk satin, this design features the Gillyflower, Dianthus caryophyllus, with petals worked in Turkey knots and a padded base covered with detached buttonhole stitch, a Periwinkle, Vinca minor, with detached wired petals, Plums, Prunus domestica, embroidered and appliquéd, and Barberries, Berberis vulgaris, worked in padded satin stitch. The panel is outlined with a border of fine red lines, worked in back stitch.

This class is suitable for all.


April 2014

ELIZABETHAN FLOWER PANEL

April 12, May 3, 10 (10.30am start), June 7 (4-part course)
10am - 12.30pm

Worked on a background of ivory satin, this new design features flowers popular in Elizabethan times: the Bluebell, with raised petals, a Crab Apple, with detached petals and applied buds, the Honeysuckle, with padded and raised petals, Pea Pods, with detached shells and beaded peas, a Primrose and bud, both with raised petals, and a traditional red Rose, all enclosed by coiling stems, whipped with gold thread. Nestled amongst the foliage can be found a bee, a caterpillar and a tiny ladybird.

This class is suitable for all.


May 2014

HONESTY & HEARTSEASE

May 3, 10, June 7, 14 (4-part course)
1.30pm - 4.00pm

This small stumpwork panel is one of a series inspired by English wild flowers. Emboidered on ivory satin, this design features Honesty flowers, Lunaria annua, with raised petals and detached gauzy seed cases, Heartsease, Viola tricolor, with detached petals and leaves (one bearing a tiny Ladybird with raised wings), and a Buff-tailed Bumble Bee with raised wings and velvety body.

This class is suitable for all.


June 2014

ELIZABETHAN FLOWER PANEL

June 14 (10am - 1.30pm), Aug 9, 16, Sept 13 (4-part course)
1.30pm - 4.00pm

Worked on a background of ivory satin, this new design features flowers popular in Elizabethan times: the Bluebell, with raised petals, a Crab Apple, with detached petals and applied buds, the Honeysuckle, with padded and raised petals, Pea Pods, with detached shells and beaded peas, a Primrose and bud, both with raised petals, and a traditional red Rose, all enclosed by coiling stems, whipped with gold thread. Nestled amongst the foliage can be found a bee, a caterpillar and a tiny ladybird.

This class is suitable for all.

Koala Conventions

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Brisbane Girls Grammar School QLD Australia
07 4954 0449

DOGWOOD & GREEN LACEWING

June 28 and 29 (2-part course)

 

 

BLACKBERRY GARLAND & EMERALD MOTH

June 30, July 1 (2-part course)

Worked on cream silk dupion, this design features a garland of blackberry flowers, worked with detached petals and buds,  surface embroidered leaves, and raised berries, in various stages of ripeness, worked in French knots and beads. Nestled within the foliage are the stages of the life cycle of the Large Emerald Moth – beaded eggs, a “looper” caterpillar, a pupa worked in padded bronze snakeskin, and a moth with raised detached wings.

 

Shakespeare's Flowers: samplers One, Two and Three

July 3, 4, 5, 6 (4-part course)

 

 


July 2014

The Embroidery Den

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521 Highett Road, Highett VIC Australia
03 9532 2142
marguerite@embroideryden.com.au

BLACKBERRY GARLAND & EMERALD MOTH

July 14 and 16 (2-part course)

Worked on cream silk dupion, this design features a garland of blackberry flowers, worked with detached petals and buds,  surface embroidered leaves, and raised berries, in various stages of ripeness, worked in French knots and beads. Nestled within the foliage are the stages of the life cycle of the Large Emerald Moth – beaded eggs, a “looper” caterpillar, a pupa worked in padded bronze snakeskin, and a moth with raised detached wings.

This class is suitable for all.

DOGWOOD & GREEN LACEWING

July 15 and 18 (2-part course)

 

 


August 2014

Jane Nicholas Embroidery

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www.janenicholas.com
Uniting Church Hall, 28 Bendooley St, Bowral NSW Australia
02 4861 1175
admin@janenicholas.com

LIFECYCLE OF THE SWALLOWTAIL BUTTERFLY

Aug 9 (10.30am start), 16, Sept 13, 20 (4-part course)
10am - 12.30pm

Worked on ivory satin, this design features the stages of the life cycle of the Swallowtail Butterfly, Papilio machaon – beaded eggs, caterpillars in various stages of development, a chrysalis worked in padded gold snakeskin, and a butterfly with raised detached wings – nestled within the stems, buds and flowers of the preferred host plant, Milk Parsley.

This class is suitable for stitchers with some experience.


October 2014

Arctic Needleworkers Chapter EGA

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www.egausa.org
Anchorage Alaska USA

egadreamtour@gmail.com

Crocus, Clover and Jewel Beetle

Oct 11, 12 (2-part course)

 

 

Wasatch SLC Chapter, EGA

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www.egausa.org
Salt Lake City Utah USA

egadreamtour@gmail.com

Turkish Tulip Tile

Oct 14, 15 (2-part course)

 

 

Dreams and Legends EGA Seminar

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www.egausa.org
Phoenix Arizona USA

egadreamtour@gmail.com

Star of Bethlehem

Oct 18, 19 (2-part course)

 

 

SHAKESPEARE’S FLOWERS: Sampler One

Oct 20, 21 (2-part course)

 

 

Tansy and Damselfly

Oct 23, 24 (2-part course)

 

 

Azure Verde Chapter, EGA

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www.egausa.org
Rancho Palos Verdes California USA

egadreamtour@gmail.com

Crocus, Clover and Jewel Beetle

Oct 29, 30 (2-part course)

 

 


November 2014

Central Florida Chapter, EGA

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www.egausa.org
Altamonte Springs Florida USA

egadreamtour@gmail.com

Mughal Grapevine Tile

Nov 1, 2 (2-part course)

 

 

Southern Maine Chapter, EGA

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www.egausa.org
Portland Maine USA

egadreamtour@gmail.com

Mughal Grapevine Tile

Nov 4, 5 (2-part course)

 

 

Chautauqua Region Chapter, EGA

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www.egausa.org
Erie PA USA

egadreamtour@gmail.com

Crocus, Clover and Jewel Beetle

Nov 8, 9 (2-part course)

 

 

Windy City Chapter, EGA

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www.egausa.org
Chicago Illinois USA

egadreamtour@gmail.com

SHAKESPEARE’S FLOWERS: Sampler Two

Nov 11, 12 (2-part course)

 

 

St Paul Needleworkers, EGA

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www.egausa.org
St Paul Minnesota USA

egadreamtour@gmail.com

Mughal Grapevine Tile

Nov 13, 14 (2-part course)

 

 

Turquoise Trail Chapter, EGA

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www.egausa.org
Albuquerque New Mexico USA

egadreamtour@gmail.com

Turkish Tulip Tile

Nov 17, 18 (2-part course)

 

 

Tuscon Chapter, EGA

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www.egausa.org
Tuscon Arizona USA

egadreamtour@gmail.com

Crocus, Clover and Jewel Beetle

Nov 20, 21 (2-part course)

 

 

North Shore Needlearts Chapter, EGA

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www.egausa.org
Vancouver British Columbia Canada

egadreamtour@gmail.com

SHAKESPEARE’S FLOWERS: Sampler Three

Nov 23, 24 (2-part course)

This small stumpwork panel is the third in a series inspired by the painted border of a letter written in 1598 – the time of Elizabeth I and Shakespeare. Embroidered on ivory silk satin, this design features the Gillyflower, Dianthus caryophyllus, with petals worked in Turkey knots and a padded base covered with detached buttonhole stitch, a Periwinkle, Vinca minor, with detached wired petals, Plums, Prunus domestica, embroidered and appliquéd, and Barberries, Berberis vulgaris, worked in padded satin stitch. The panel is outlined with a border of fine red lines, worked in back stitch.