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2015 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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Apr 2015

A Stitch in Time

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247 Sandy Bay Road, Sandy Bay TAS Australia
03 6223 3871
info@stemstitch.com

Elizabethan Flower Panel

Apr 23, 24, 26 (3-part course)

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.

 


May 2015

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

Slate Japanese Butterfly

May 2, 16, June 13 (3-part course)
10am - 12.30pm

This goldwork butterfly was inspired by a Japanese family crest, known as a mon. Using traditional goldwork techniques and a variety of gold and silk threads, gold kid and beads, this small embroidered medallion may be worked on cream silk or satin or the fabric of your choice. I used a scrap of old kimono silk. The finished panel may be framed, mounted into a gilt bowl or paperweight, or made into a brooch.

This class is suitable for all.

Oriental Poppy & Cornflowers

May 2, 16, June 13, 20 (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 the Oriental Poppy, Papaver orientale, with detached petals and leaves, a Poppy Bud and Seed Pod, Cornflowers, Centaurea cyanus, worked in Turkey knots, a beaded Damselfly with detached wings, a padded Caterpillar, and a Spiderweb and tiny spider.

This class is suitable for all.

Mosman Needlecraft

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Shop 3, 529 Military Road, Mosman NSW Australia
02 9969 5105
mosmanneedlecraft@bigpond.com

Elizabethan Flower Panel

May 9, 10, 31 (3-part course)
10am - 4pm

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.

 


June 2015

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

Butterfly Specimen Box

June 20, Aug 8 (10.30 am start), Aug 15, Sept 5 (4-part course)
10am - 12.30pm

Embroider a specimen box containing nine of the butterflies and moths featured in the book, Stumpwork Butterflies and Moths, published in 2013. Work the butterflies and moths on a background of ivory silk dupion, using an assortment of threads, beads and unusual fabrics.

This class is suitable for all.


July 2015

Koala Conventions

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www.koalaconventions.com.au
Brisbane Girls Grammar School QLD Australia
07 4954 0449
enquiries@koalaconventions.com.au

Field Flowers & Damselfly

Jul 4 and 5 (2-part course)

A red Oriental poppy, with detached petals and leaf, a padded seed pod, cornflowers worked in Turkey knots with trellis stitch bases, and a beaded damselfly with detached gauzy wings.

 

Elizabethan Flower Panel

Jul 6, 7, 9, 10 (4-part course)

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.

 

Garland of Spring Flowers

Jul 11 and 12 (2-part course)

Work a garland of padded English daisies, raised snowdrops, heartsease with detached petals, beaded forget-me-nots and tiny bees.

 

The Embroidery Den

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

Elizabethan Flower Panel

Jul 27, 28, 29 (3-part course)
10am - 4pm

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.

 


August 2015

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

Slate Japanese Butterfly

Aug 8, 15, Sept 5 (3-part course)
1.30pm - 4.00pm

This goldwork butterfly was inspired by a Japanese family crest, known as a mon. Using traditional goldwork techniques and a variety of gold and silk threads, gold kid and beads, this small embroidered medallion may be worked on cream silk or satin or the fabric of your choice. I used a scrap of old kimono silk. The finished panel may be framed, mounted into a gilt bowl or paperweight, or made into a brooch.

This class is suitable for all.


October 2015

Copper Japanese Butterfly

Oct 10, 17, Nov 14 (3-part course)
10am - 12.30pm

This goldwork butterfly, inspired by a Japanese family crest, features wired detached wings, as well as traditional goldwork techniques. Using a variety of gold and silk threads, gold kid and beads, this small embroidered medallion may be worked on cream silk or satin or the fabric of your choice. I used a scrap of old kimono silk. The finished panel may be framed, mounted into a gilt bowl or paperweight, or made into a brooch.

This class is suitable for all.

Parrot and Boysenberry Bush

Oct 10, 17, Nov 14 (3-part course)
1.30pm - 4.00pm

Worked on ivory satin, this design features a brightly coloured parrot, with a raised embroidered body, detached wing and tail feathers, perched in a boysenberry bush with detached beaded berries and leaves. At the base of the bush is a raised mound, worked with French knots. This piece may be framed, or mounted into a gilt bowl.

This class is suitable for all.