About this workshop
Learn the art of embroidery with award-winning artist, Alison Cole.
In this two-day workshop, you will be working on an embroidery design inspired by two pieces in the collection of the Australian Centre for Goldrush Collections.
You will learn how to prepare and embroider with flat silk – using predominantly satin stitch and encroaching satin stitch. Once an area of silk embroidery is completed, we will then cover continuous line couching in gold Japanese couching thread.
We will be working in flat silk on cotton sateen fabric.
This project is perfect for those wanting to learn about the pieces in the Goldrush collection and how they were worked.
Required skill level
No previous experience required
What do I need to bring?
Snacks, lunch, water bottle, notepad and pen.
Comfortable clothes and closed toed shoes
Maximum class size
Small class size – 8 participants max
What is Included
All instruction, tools and materials included. The kit includes cotton sateen fabric, flat silk thread, Japanese couching thread, needles, instructions, 8” hoop, beeswax
You will learn
You will learn how to embroider a number of stitches in flat silk and how to plan and stitch continuous line couching in gold Japanese couching thread.
Morning tea/lunch info
A lunch break and morning tea break are included with morning tea provided each day
About the instructor