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Summer School 2021

Our Summer School 2021 program has now finished but we have left the details so you can see what a broad range of workshops we offer each year. 
Keep a look out for Summer School 2022 which will be published later this year.

Be inspired, learn new techniques and have fun with those who also love to stitch. 24 workshops over 15 days, our program runs from Saturday 9 to Sunday 24 January 2021. Book early as some workshops fill up fast!

To book:  phone 02 9743 2501 with payment details or 
email  or
direct debit to our bank account - phone 02 9743 2501 for details
Full payment due: 30 November 2020
Venue: 76 Queen St, Concord West  NSW 2138
Start/End time:  10am to 3:30pm (unless otherwise stated)
Kit cost:  if $ cost is not already stated, please enquire when booking
Requirements:  list sent 4 weeks prior to workshop, once full payment is made

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  Timetable and Brief Workshop Description
6 pages showing timetable and a brief
description of each Workshop'.
  Download the full Brochure
A 27 page document that contains
timetable, booking information and
details of each of the workshops.

Click the Tutors name, Workshop or image to see full details in PDF form (1 page). 

     Tutor / Workshop / Dates
 Short Description 
Effie Mitrofanis 
Stitch Play on Canvas

Sat 9 & Sun 10 Jan

Cancelled due to Covid
Traditional canvas work and surface
stitches from whipped running to a
composite will be worked in a
geometric, random-freestyle or a
combination of both on gold painted
woven mono canvas
    Alysn Midgelow-Marsden 
A Heated Affair with Angelina 

Sat 9 & Sun 10 Jan

Cancelled due to Covid
Course exploits the textures surfaces
which can be developed by fusing and
melting Angelina fibres. 
    Chris Bennett 
Teaching Accreditation

Sat 9 Jan
For members interested in becoming
a Guild Accredited Tutor

    Alison Cole 
Art Decofly

Mon 11 & Tue 12 Jan

Cancelled due to Covid

Goldwork techniques  using silver
coloured metal threads, along with
AuVer a Soie Silks, Swarovksi
crystals, beads and kid leather on
background  of silk dupion fabric.  
Di Magro 
Eight Sided Sewing Box

Second CourseT
Monday 11 and Tue 12 Jan
 The box, made using Antique 
Japanese fabrics with four 
embroidered and four plain panels, 
and an embroidered lid using silk 
threads and interesting 
    Alysn Midgelow-Marsden 
Autumnal Surfaces

Mon 11 & Tue 12 Jan

Cancelled due to Covid

Take inspiration from the colours,
textures, shapes and marks seen
in the autumnal  leaves to develop
surfaces in a variety of media. 
    Jan Pilgrim 

Mon 11 & Tue 12 Jan

 A surface stitchery project in view
of the Aftermath of our devastating
wild fires in Australia. 
    Alison Cole 
Monarch Butterfly and Dandelion

Wed 13 & Thu 14 Jan

Cancelled due to Covid

A stumpworked Butterfly 3-D
embroidery which sits on a mirror
base under a glass dome. 
    Sue Wood 
Study to Stitch

Wed 13 Jan
Learn a variety of research and
design strategies that can be used
to develop ideas for contemporary
    Sue Wood 
Study to Stitch

Fri 15 Jan
As above
    Di Magro 
Eight Sided Sewing Box

Thu 14 & Fri 15 Jan
The box, made using Antique
Japanese fabrics with four
embroidered and four plain panels,
and an embroidered lid using silk
threads and interesting

    Margaret Gollan 
Canvas Worked Cushion

Thu 14 & Fri 15 Jan


Create a unique cushion cover using
your own selection of stitches and
colour palette.
    Michele Elliott 
Fragments and Thread

Sat 16 & Sun 17 Jan
Focused on embroidery and cloth
collage you will create a unique
cloth artwork filled with your own
sense of a memory.
    Jenny OSullivan 
Art Nouveau Glasgow
Style Peacock Etui

Sat 16 & Sun 17 Jan

Cancelled due to Covid
Embroider an intriguing small folded
box or etui in wonderful
Art Nouveau-Glasgow style Peacock.

    Chris Bennett 
Judge's Accreditation

Sat 16 Jan
For exhibitors interested in learning
what judges are looking for, and
Members wanting to become a
Guild Accredited Judge.
    Judith Langdon
Kumihimo Braiding

Mon 18 & Tue 19 Jan
In this workshop we will make braids
which use 8 threads on 8 bobbins.
    Susan Barker 
French Floral style
Project Box

Mon 18 & Tue Jan
You will make the hand stitched
embroidered patches to decorate
your box.
    Lyall Willis 
Explore Techniques with
Inktense Pencils

Mon 18 & Tue 19 Jan
Explore the colouring techniques
using Inktense Pencils to draw
free hand Lavender Flowers.

    Catherine Cullen 
Unravelling Textiles in India

Wed 20 Jan

Cancelled due to Covid
Unravelling Textiles in India, with
stories and images of the people
in villages doing embroidery work.
    Junior Stitchers

Sam Tannous 
Block Printing

Thu 21 Jan

With a lovely selection of block prints
which were bought in India,
participants will design and print
their own textile piece

    Jennifer Kennedy 
Beginning Basics Needlebook

Wed 20 & Thu 21 Jan


A perfect project for beginners to learn
about the basics of embroidery and
surface stitches

     Jan Pilgrim
 Pink Robin

Wed 20 & Thu 21 Jan
Pink Robin is stitched using surface
stitchery and stumpwork techniques
on a silk background which is painted
with water colour pencils.

Sam Tannous 
Double Wall Felted Vessel
Fri 22 Jan
This is a special twist on the classic
“resist” method for making a wet
felted vessel—and the results are

    Junior Stitchers

Doris Gordon 
Fruity Ear Bud Case

Fri 22 Jan
A fun embroidered case to store
your ear buds in, which look
like slices of fruit.
Sam Tannous 
Eco Dyeing

Sat 23 & Sun 24 Jan

Discover dyeing with natural plant-
based materials. Create unique
textures and patterns that are
perfect for your stitching.
    Mary Brown 
Surreal Applique for Fashion
or Textiles

Sat 23 & Sun 24 Jan
Participants will design a surreal
collage as an applique for Fashion
or Textile.


Workshop Policy for Summer School:

Bookings can be made by mail, email, telephone or in person.  Enrolments must be accompanied by either the full payment or a non-refundable deposit of $30.00 per workshop per day payable by cash, cheque, credit card, or direct deposit to our bank account.
When a deposit only has been paid the balance must be paid by the 'payment due date' which is 30 November. The place of any student who has not paid the full fee by the 'payment due date' may be taken by a student on the waiting list.
Workshop requirements will be sent out four (4) weeks prior to the workshop commencement together with a reminder that all fees are now due and payable.
A written application for a refund may be made to the Committee, within one month of the cancellation in extenuating circumstances. 
If a class is cancelled, all fees paid will be refunded. Fees will not be refunded if a student cancels after the due date for full payment, unless the student's place can be filled from the waiting list.