Due to current Covid19 restrictions class sizes will be reduced. There may be an 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.
See below for this year's list of classes and workshops.
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
Each alternative Tuesday Ana Mallah will be at The Den
‘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 fortnight. Her passion for embroidery is evident in her beautiful designs, available to purchase in store.
Ana will be teaching fortnightly at the Den on Tuesday mornings on the following dates:
- 2nd & 16th of March
- 6th & 20th of April
- 4th & 18th of May
- 1st & 15th of June
- 6th & 20th of July
- 3rd & 17th of August
- 7th & 21st of September
- 5th & 19th of October
- 2nd & 16th of November
- 7th of December
Bookings essential. Casual rates apply. 10:00 am – 12:00 noon. Cost: $24 per class
Each alternative Wednesday Christine Burton will be at The Den
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 fortnightly at the Den on Tuesday mornings on the following dates:
- 10th & 24th of March
- 14th & 28th of April
- 12th of May
- 9th & 23rd of June
- 14th of July
- 11th & 25th of August
- 15th & 29th of September
- 13th & 27th of October
- 10th & 24th of November
- 15th of December
Bookings essential. Casual rates apply. 10:00 am – 12:00 noon. Cost: $24 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 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)
Join Us for Morning Tea with Robert Capes
and Discover the Art of Creative Needlepoint on Friday 26th March
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”.
Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Friday 26th March
Cost: Morning Tea event is free. Booked classes in future will attract a fee.
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 information. You may also call us at 9532 2142 or email us at [email protected] for more information.
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
- 20th March
- 15th May
- 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
Stumpwork & Goldwork with Jane Nicholas
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:
9th and 11th August 2021
Morning Glory & Grasshopper:
10th and 12th August 2021
Cost: $295 plus kit