Due to Covid19 restrictions class sizes will be reduced. There may be additional classes available to accommodate more people, so be sure to call us to book your spot!
The Embroidery Den prides itself on providing high quality classes and workshops for those wanting to expand their craft and knowledge. We are always hosting highly skilled artist who have a passion for their craft. The ‘Classes’ tab lists all our regular classes by local artists. The ‘Workshops’ tab lists all of our short courses taught by local and international guests.
Please note you must be double vaccinated to attend all classes. Masks must be worn at all times in store. Thank you for your cooperation.
See below for this year's list of classes and workshops.
Due to Covid19 restrictions class sizes are reduced. There are additional classes available to accommodate more people, so be sure to call us to book your spot!
Monday Afternoon Sit and Sew
- This friendly group is designed for those who just want some company while stitching, knitting, quilting and crocheting in a light-filled space. Bring along your project.1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Cost: $10 per class
All embroidery levels welcome in this class. Bring a project or try something new. Work at your own pace with help on hand in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.
Bookings essential. Casual rates apply. When: 10:00 am – 12:00pm, 1 – 3pm. Cost: $27 per class.
Wednesdays with Christine Burton
Starting out with Crewel embroidery Christine has since gone on to learn numerous embroidery techniques from tutors in Australia and America and in 2019 completed the Certificate in Technical Hand Embroidery at the Royal School of Needlework in London. A member of numerous stitching groups, Christine also regularly exhibits her work at local events and teaches at the Embroiderer’s Guild of Victoria across the state and at various embroidery shops around Melbourne. Her work has also been published in ‘Inspirations’ embroidery magazine. Awarded the Ethel Oates Scholarship by the Embroiderer’s Guild in 2017, Christine has most recently focused on historic 17th-century embroidery techniques, in particular, Blackwork, Stumpwork, Crewel, and Goldwork and enjoys sharing these skills with today’s needleworkers.
Christine will be teaching at the Den Wednesday mornings starting in March:
Bookings essential. Casual rates apply. 10:00 am – 12:00pm, 1 – 3pm. Cost: $27 per class.
Thursday Morning Crochet for Beginners with Marion Mason
Join our new crochet class for beginners and develop new skills with Marion Mason. Have fun and get hooked on a craft that opens itself up to endless possibilities.
Marion will be teaching at the Den starting 5 August 2021.
Bookings essential. Casual rates apply. When: 10:30 am – 12.00 noon. Cost: $27 per class.
Thursday Afternoon Needlework
All levels of embroidery, knitting and crochet available in this class. Come along and try your hand at something new or bring your own UFO. Make new friends and be inspired in this relaxed and friendly environment.
Bookings essential. Casual rates apply. When: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Cost: $24 per class (plus any materials needed).
Fridays with Robert Capes
Robert returns to The Embroidery Den in 2021 with his Creative Needlepoint talents and to share his enthusiasm in ‘creating a work of art from a blank piece of canvas’.
Be inspired to dare to draw and create your own designs by ‘colouring it in’ with your choice of threads, decorative stitching, beads, baubles, feathers, fabrics and embellishments, rather than pursuing a crafted prescribed project. Robert describes this process as ‘fun and liberating’.
Robert is a published author of the well-received book “Creative Needlepoint” where he describes and illustrates his approach to embroidery, extending traditional techniques to create three dimensional designs. His body of work includes his “Alice in Wonderland” series, together with a “Portrait of Dame Joan Sutherland as Violetta from La Traviata”.
Robert will be teaching at the Den Fridays starting April 9.
Bookings essential. Casual rates apply. When: 10 am – 12.30 pm. Cost: $27 per class.
Saturday Morning Needlework
All embroidery levels welcome in this class. Come along with a UFO or start a new project. Casual rates apply.
Time: 10:00 am – 12:30 pm each fortnight.
Please note some of the dates for the weekly classes may change due to workshop requirements.
Watch this space for further announcements or contact us.
Please note that bookings and deposits are essential
Call us at 9532 2142 or email us for bookings
Free Form Embroidery with Christine Lethlean
Join this talented artist and bring to life treasured pieces of cloth, enhance them with a touch of free form embroidery and embellishments to create your own unique masterpiece.
Cost: $110 plus kit
Diva Days with Catherine Howell
Catherine is a welcome addition here at the Den. Her beautiful designs cover a variety of styles from contemporary to whimsical. Divine Diva’s, Crewel Embroidery Baby Blankets and Sewing compendiums. All fun and colourful to create. You can make any of her designs in class or bring your own design. Small classes make for a great environment to stitch and learn. A light lunch and morning and afternoon tea are provided.
Cost: $80 plus kit
Delma Moore Workshop
Delma is the owner and designer of “Blackberry Lane” and designs beautiful Brazilian Embroidery projects and Australian Floral designs using ‘Edmar’ Brazilian embroidery threads and Gumnut Yarns. Her designs have a three-dimensional effect which brings her art to life. Her projects are a delight to stitch.
Cost: $80 plus kit
Miniature Tapestry Weaving with Sue Traylen
We are pleased to announce the return of Sue Traylen to the Embroidery Den.
Sue Traylen is a Textile Artist specializing in Miniature Tapestry Weaving and other Textile Arts. Let Sue guide you through the process of weaving in miniature as you explore your own creative design ideas.
Cost: $35 for the class. $6 for the kit.
Stumpwork & Goldwork with Jane Nicholas
*Due to Covid restrictions Jane Nicholas workshops have been postponed to 2022. Please check back soon for updates.
Jane has been teaching Stumpwork Embroidery for over 20 years and in more recent times has included Goldwork designs into her delightful range. Jane has many beautiful books published with her designs of butterflies, dragonflies, and flowers. We are indeed privileged to welcome her once again to The Embroidery Den in 2021. The Gold Japanese Butterflies class is suitable for experienced stitchers as we have to move fairly quickly, but the class for the Japanese Morning Glory & Grasshopper is suitable for all levels of experience and ability.
Gold Japanese Butterflies:
Kit cost: $32 payable in cash to Jane Nicholas on the day
Morning Glory & Grasshopper:
Kit cost: $34 payable in cash to Jane Nicholas on the day
Cost: $295 plus kit