Embroidery, Stitching and Needlecraft

Embroidery, Stitching and Needlecraft

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Embroidery, Stitching and Needlecraft Classes – Sydney

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.

Macquarie Community College operates from a range of venues across North and Western Sydney. We have campuses in Blacktown, Carlingford, Chatswood, Mt Druitt, Richmond and Ryde. 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

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.

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

Course testimonials:

  • Helen said: Christine was great at teaching a practical skill online. Any queries she was able to break down into simple steps and illustrate each step. Her knowledge and enthusiasm were contagious. It was challenging for all participants but with help from the college we were able to link in and learn.

  • 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!