Chinese Silk and Gold Embroidery Workshop at Rare Trades Centre

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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, they will then cover continuous line couching in gold Japanese couching thread.

Held at Ballarat’s Australian Centre for Rare Arts and Forgotten Trades, a world-class facility dedicated to learning and preserving Australia’s rare arts and trades through a series of workshops, masterclasses, events and residencies.

You 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.

Content: Centre for Rare Arts and Forgotten Trades

Accessibility Information

  • Disabled access available, contact operator for details.

  • 26 & 27 Oct


Rare Trades Centre

Bradshaw Street, Golden Point VIC 3350

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$350 per person

All materials supplied; participants leave with a hand-embroidered panel of silk and gold.

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Accessibility Information

  • Disabled access available, contact operator for details.

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