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Dodecanese Embroidery

Tutor Alison Snepp

Sat 13 and Sun 14 January 2018 10.00am to 3.30pm  

Venue 76 Queen St Concord West 
Fees Members $170     Non-Members $200    
Fees due by  Thu 30 November 2017 

The Greek Dodecanese islands are in the Aegean Sea off the coast of Turkey.  The islands have a rich tradition of embroidery and one of the most spectacular items is the bed tent known as a sperveri.  The tent is made up of a number of embroidered panels.  They were made between 1700 and 1750.

Working on  unbleached 30 count linen, learn the padded Rhodian Cross stitch that was used on these large embroideries. You may choose from stranded silk or cotton, or a mixture of the two for  your work. The embroidery is made into a lined, pouch-style bag, closed with a zipper.   

The workshop is suitable for embroiderers with experience of working counted thread embroidery on evenweave linen.

Suitable for embroiderers with experience of working counted thread embroidery on evenweave linen.  

Pre-workshop The fabric must be carefully measured out, thread marked and cut. Full instructions are given to enrolled students well before the workshop, so you have plenty of time to prepare.

A folio containing full instructions for the bag and other essential information is provided for a fee of $26. Other requirements example Kit Cost needed will be advised.

Kit Cost: Please enquire on booking.

Enrol in this Class
You can book a place in this class by
contacting the Embroiderers' Guild NSW.

Some classes will have an additional charge for kits - please enquire at the time of booking.

All class bookings are subject to the
Guild's Workshop Policy.