What you'll do
We will be diving straight into the world of thread & colour. After some basic colour theory we will explore stitches. The guests will learn 17 stitches that can be used in a variety of ways e.g. Sashiko, Boro, painting with thread etc. This is a hands on experience - you will go home with the skills to embellish your own clothes, homewares and anything else that can be stitched on. Guests leave with a full embroidery kit including - - embroidery hoop - 10 x 1 metre length threads (various thickness & type) - hand stitching needles - thimble, needle threader & small scissors - small colour wheel - full written instructions for all the stitches taught + piece of hand dyed fabric (100% cotton) or piece of natural hanky linen. We will look at lots of examples - from both my vast design library & my own work. During the session we will be having a morning/afternoon tea that includes - freshly ground plunger coffee & the leaf tea of guests choice (I have a large collection of tea), as well as freshly baked edibles. Food allergies & preferences can be catered for. Just let me know.
I am a practicing Fibre Artist. My particular focus is Free form Embroidery. I am passionate about teaching & sharing what I know about Colour & Design, then applying it. 4 years ago I discovered I could use all facets of my creative practice in the art of Free form Embroidery. My 35 years of experience covers: - Jewellery Design. - Dyeing my own fleece to spin - Dyeing my own fabric & silk - Calligraphy - Craft Teacher - Teacher 'International School of Colour & Design' (ISCD) - Designer of Cross Stitch patterns for Embroidery & Cross Stitch Magazine. - Certified Recreational Therapist
Leaf Tea, Hot Chocolate & Fresh Coffee available. Scrumptious Morning / Afternoon Tea. Food allergies & preferences can be…
A full embroidery Kit. Included in the workshop price. Guests choose either a plain linen or hand dyed fabric. Includes…
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Where you'll be
The experience will be happening in my apartment, where I have my working studio. Guests will have access to my vast design library plus a chance to learn in a creative environment. My apartment has a lift, no stairs. It is wheelchair friendly. You can access my apartment via train (5 mins walk), bus (10 mins walk), ferry (5 mins walk) from Circular Quay or Parramatta & I have free parking under my apartment available.
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Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 5 guests ages 15 and up can attend.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
Guests will need to arrange their own transport. I am located within walking distance to train, bus, ferry & have secure parking under my building. We will meet downstairs, at the street entrance.
Stitch in Sydney - plus Afternoon Tea.
$68 / person
$68 / person