Embroidery, Stitching and Needlecraft

Embroidery, Stitching and Needlecraft

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Embroidery, Stitching and Needlecraft Classes – Sydney

Online learning option now available
Join our online classes with livestream video classes over Zoom.

Have you ever wanted to learn hand embroidery skills, a new stitch technique or perhaps finish off an old craft project?

This hands-on course will teach you most forms of embroidery techniques, including surface stitchery, traditional embroidery, smocking, embellishments including beading, patchwork and quilting, crochet, heirloom sewing and more.

This course is suitable for beginners or those wanting to improve their current skills.

By the end of the course you will have learnt specific skills and techniques in embroidery, stitching and needlecraft and produced a sample or product in your chosen technique.

Online learning for this course is at scheduled class times and sessions. It could include:

  • Livestream video classes online;
  • Interaction with your tutor and other students during livestream video sessions.

Please note: You will need access to the internet and a smartphone, tablet, computer or laptop in order to participate in the livestream video classes.

Face-to-face classes may resume at one of our campuses before the end of the course, depending on discussions between the tutor and students as well as the Government’s recommendations at the time, including appropriate social distancing measures, hand washing and other hygiene protocols.

Macquarie Community College operates from a range of venues across North and Western Sydney. We have campuses in Carlingford, Chatswood, Ryde, Mt Druitt, Richmond and many more. Enrol today or enquire now!

Course Outline

In this course you can learn:

  • Hand embroidery for various techniques
  • Whitework
  • Shadow work
  • Wool embroidery
  • Hardanger
  • Crewel work
  • Pulled and drawn thread
  • Cross stitch
  • Ribbon embroidery
  • Canvas work
  • Shisha work
  • Tambour work
  • Embellishments including beading
  • Patchwork and quilting
  • Applique
  • Candlewicking
  • Smocking
  • Heirloom sewing
  • Stumpwork
  • Knitting
  • Crochet
  • Garment construction

Course Outcome

By the end of the course you will have learnt specific skills and techniques in embroidery, stitching and needlecraft and produced a sample or product in your chosen technique.

What to Bring

Each week you will need to bring:

  • Pen and notebook
  • Pencil
  • Embroidery scissors
  • Pins
  • Tape measure
  • Embroidery hoop (20cm is a good size)
  • Selection of hand sewing needles
  • Selection of embroidery threads
  • 30cm piece of plain cotton material for practice stitches
  • Thimble

Important Information

Please note: You will need access to the internet and a smartphone, tablet, computer or laptop in order to participate in the livestream video classes.

Prerequisite: Desirable

Students do not need to have any prior knowledge of any embroidery, stitching and needlecraft techniques.

This class is suitable for beginners to advanced levels of embroidery skills.

Delivery Mode

This course will involve a combination of teacher demonstrations and student practical work. You will complete individual projects at your own pace with guidance from the tutor.

Online learning for this course is at scheduled class times and sessions. It could include:

  • Livestream video classes online;
  • Interaction with your tutor and other students during livestream video sessions;

Please note: You will need access to the internet and a smartphone, tablet, computer or laptop in order to participate in the livestream video classes.

Face-to-face classes may resume at one of our campuses before the end of the course, depending on discussions between the tutor and students as well as the Government’s recommendations at the time, including appropriate social distancing measures, hand washing and other hygiene protocols.

Course testimonials:

  • Linda said: What is most enjoyable about this course is our tutor, Chris. She is an absolute wealth of knowledge on anything that anyone could possibly want to learn about needlecrafts. Her students all have varying interests and skills, and yet she manages to make each class interesting and productive. Plus we always learn something new!