Embroidery, Stitching and Needlecraft Classes

Course Overview

Have you ever wanted to learn hand embroidery skills, a new stitch technique or perhaps finish off an old craft project? With this comprehensive course into Embroidery, Stitching, and Needlecraft will provide you a wide array of skills and techniques into this craft!

We 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.

Designed to cater to beginners and those seeking to enhance their current skills, our classes provide a supportive environment for skill development and creative expression.

Completing this course will provide you specific skills and techniques in embroidery, stitching, and needlecraft. Additionally, you’ll have the satisfaction of producing a sample or finished product that reflects your newfound expertise and creativity.

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

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What you will learn

Course outline

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.

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 you need to know

Entry requirements

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.

What you need to provide

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

Class details

Start Date07 May 2024
End Date25 June 2024
Time10:00am - 12:00pm
TutorChristine Bennett


Delivery Mode

To meet the needs of our students Macquarie Community College balances delivery and engagement across permanent, regular and temporary delivery sites and offer face-to-face, remote zoom classes and self-paced learning options.

Ways to Study

  • On campus

Our college campus locations are:

    • Blacktown
    • Chatswood
    • Carlingford
    • Epping
    • Ryde
    • Mt Druitt
  • Virtual classroom
  • Complete workplace training
  • Combine ways to study


How you got questions? Please see our comprehensive FAQ page for everything you need to know about Macquarie Community College, our policies, student support, application and enrolment procedures.

How to Enrol

Step 1

Anyone 18 years or older may enrol into our non-accredited short courses by: • choosing the course you are interested in and; • finding a day and time that is suitable.

Step 2

After selecting your course and class. click ‘’Enrol Now’’ and enter your details. • You will be asked to verify your email through a secure link sent to your email address. • Once you have returned to the enrolment page you will proceed through the secure checkout and payment process. • Alternatively, you can call customer service on 1300 845 888. To view our Terms and Conditions, please visit: https://www.macquarie.nsw.edu.au/terms-and-conditions/

Step 3

Once your enrolment has been processed, you will receive the following emails: • Enrolment confirmation: you will receive this immediately after your enrolment has been processed. Please check and read your Terms and conditions. • Tax invoice: the payer of your enrolment will receive this immediately after your enrolment has been processed. • Course reminder: you will receive a reminder the day prior to your class commencement. • Zoom link (for remote zoom classes only): you will receive a Zoom link and password the day prior to class commencement. If your course has multiple sessions, use the same link and password to access each session.