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!


Classes On Offer for 2021!


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.

See below for this year's list of classes and workshops.

Weekly Classes

Due to current 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!

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. When: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Cost: $10 per class

Tuesdays with Ana Mallah

‘Hi everyone. My name is Ana. My passion is embroidery and I especially love thread painting and stumpwork. You may have seen my little flower pots in the latest Inspirations book “Factoria VII”. I’m looking to meeting you all, being inspired by all your projects and helping you with all your embroidery queries!’

Ana Mallah will be teaching at the Den every Tuesday. Her passion for embroidery is evident in her beautiful designs, available to purchase in store.

Ana will be teaching at the Den both Tuesday morning and afternoon:    

Bookings are essential as smaller classes and Covid safe rules apply.

Morning class: 10:00 am – 12:00 noon.
Afternoon class: 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm.

Cost: $27 per class (casual rates apply).


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 – 12:00 noon. Cost: $27 per class.


Wednesday Afternoon Needlework

All embroidery levels welcome in this class. The ladies work on their own projects at their own pace. Bring your own project or try your hand at something new. Help is always on hand in a friendly relaxed atmosphere.
Bookings essential. Casual rates apply. When: 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm. 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.
Cost: $25



Please note some of the dates for the weekly classes may change due to workshop requirements.
Watch this space for further information. You may also call us at 9532 2142 or email us at [email protected] for more information.

2021 Workshops

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.

Time: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

  • Saturday 15th May
  • Saturday 19th June
  • Saturday 18th September

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.

Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm

  • 13th February
  • 13th March
  • 10th April
  • 8th May
  • 12th June
  • 10th July
  • 14th August
  • 11th September
  • 9th October
  • 13th November
  • 11th December

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. 

Time: 10am – 4pm

  • 6th February
  • 6th March
  • 3rd April
  • 1st May
  • 5th June
  • 3rd July
  • 7th August
  • 4th September
  • 2nd October
  • 6th November
  • 4th December

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.

Time: 10 am – 1 pm

  • Saturday 4th September

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