Students can continue with their sample book or stitch a collage of New Zealand flora and fauna. The sample book is a good start for any new embroiderer and allows each student to try out different embroidery styles and stitches. Each sample created is then stitched into a book.
Students who are ready to move on can then stitch a collage picture which is made up of 6 different embroideries and patched together to form a picture, wall hanging or small quilt. Students will be encouraged to design a square of their own and to personalise their collage. The embroidery patches are New Zealand themed flora and fauna and this project will bed in knowledge of the basic stitches. More experienced stitchers are free to interpret the designs as they wish or work on their own projects.
Materials: - Students will need to purchase some threads and fabric - a needs list will be given out on the first day of term.
Please bring your scissors, needle case, notebook, pen and embroiderers hoop - these are available from The Ribbon Rose, Mt Wellington Highway, Mt Wellington and The Embroiderer, 140 Hinemoa Street, Birkenhead.
Wednesday mornings - 10am to 12.30pm
The Running Stitch Studio is a cosy creative cottage for embroiderers in a peaceful garden setting. It has great lighting and comfortable seating - stitch and enjoy! Tea and coffee provided.
2019 dates for Term 2:
1st May 2019, 8th May 2019, 15th May 2019, 22 May 2019, 29th May 2019, 5th June 2019, 12th June 2019, 19th June 2019, 26th June 2019, 3rd July 2019.