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Stitch-In at the Tops 2020

Fri 24 to Sun 26 July 2020 a weekend of stitching in an idyllic setting, Stitch-In No. 9 is coming u..

Summer School

16 workshops over 2 weeks, our program runs from 4 to 19  January 2020. 

Be inspired, learn new techniques and have fun with those who also love to stitch.

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: by Friday 30 November 2019
Venue: 76 Queen St, Concord West  NSW
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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Click on the Workshop title to see the full details. Book early as some workshops fill up fast!

   Dates  Workshop  Short Description 
Samantha Tannous
Sat 4 and Sun 5 January 2020
Discover dyeing with natural plant-based materials. 
Create unique textures and patterns that are perfect for your stitching .   * All skill levels
    JUDGE & BE JUDGED       
Chris Bennett
Sun 5 January 2020

For exhibitors interested in learning what judges are looking for, and

 members wanting to become Guild accredited judges.  

Part of the Guild Accreditation  Course.

Jan Pilgrim
Mon 6 and Mon 13 January 2020

Bright red fungi with an exciting mix of the techniques of stump work, 

 surface stitchery, slipwork and  needlelace, in one project.

* All skill levels

    RED POPPIES—Lest we forget  
Jan Pilgrim
Mon 6 and Mon 13 January 2020

Note new dates
(was Tue 7 and Wed 8 Jan)

Stumpwork and Surface Stitchery on a silk background. Red for remembrance 

or a bunch of  poppies in your favourite  colours.         

* All skill levels

Karen Torrisi
Tues 7 and Tues 14 January 2020 

3D Sequin flowers are perfect for dance costumes, gowns and evening wear. 

 Create these  beauties in traditional and new ways.

* All skill levels   


Karen Torrisi
Wed 8 and Wed 15 January 2020

Mixed Media Embroidery is a haute couture speciality. 

Create a  stunning piece that has depth and elegance.   

* All skill levels

Dianne Magro
Thu 9 and Fri 10 Jan 2020

Using a variety of stitches in rich silks on red, enhance a workbag . 

The “inspiration”  is from the Guild Collection.

**Intermediate to advanced stitchers 

Helen Parsons
Sat 11 and Sun 12 January 2020

Lacy holes, layering, surface  stitchery, pulled and drawn thread  embroidery 

 in contemporary  techniques. Develop designs from your favourite  photographs. 

* All skill levels

Margaret Gollan
Sat 11 and Sun 12 January 2020

Your choice of needlepoint stitches and colour scheme, to stitch a  

 beautiful textured kimono on painted canvas.

* All skill levels

Carolyn Pearce  
Thu 16 and Fri 17 January  2020

A panel of crewel work  embroidery using wool,  metallic and 

 cotton threads on linen twill, coordinated  with chintz fabric. 

** Intermediate to  advanced stitchers 

Sharyn Hutchens
Thu 16 and Fri 17 January 2020  

This tulip design combines beading, laid work, padding, outlining and purl work. 

* All skill levels

    Stitches are Fun
Carolyn Pearce
Mon 6 Jan 2020
10am - 2:30pm

Note change of date!
(was Mon 13 Jan 2020)

Create interesting textures and 

patterns with stitches on a delightful striped fabric.  

** Some stitching skills.

       For age—12 and above


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.