Beginning Embroidery: White Work on Blue Ground

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Learn the art of embroidery with award-winning artist, Alison Cole.

In this workshop, you will be working on an embroidery design taken directly from a Chinese cloth in the collection of the Australian Centre for Goldrush Collections.

You will transfer the design and then embroider using straight stitch, double running stitch, satin stitch and French knots. They will be working in perle cotton on cotton sateen fabric.

This project is perfect for those wanting to learn hand embroidery for the first time or for those wishing to refresh their memory of basic stitches.

Content: Centre for Rare Arts and Forgotten Trades

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  • Disabled access available, contact operator for details.

17 Feb

10:00am - 3:30pm

Rare Trades Centre

Bradshaw Street, Golden Point VIC 3350

$180.00 per person

All materials and supplies provided; participants leave with their own hand-embroidered work based on a piece in the Australian Gold Rush Collections.

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