One-Hundred Series Classes

Classes in this series were planned with one day of in-class instruction. The fee for each of these classes is $55 Canadian.


102 Daisy Biscornu • Hazel Blomkamp

a small biscornu with a lacy flower embroidered on the top
102 Daisy Biscornu • Hazel Blomkamp

A biscornu is a small octagonal pincushion made from two square pieces of embellished cloth. Great fun to make and a relatively quick project, the class will concentrate on needle lace embroidery, a few conventional embroidery stitches and bead embroidery techniques.

Measuring 60 x 60 mm, the project is worked on a natural coloured linen cotton blend fabric using DMC stranded and dentelles cotton thread, hand-painted silk ribbon and Miyuki beads.

The main focus of the workshop will be needle lace and the bead embroidery stitches with the more simple embroidery stitches and the assembly of the biscornu being demonstrated before the end of the class so that participants will be in a position to finish the project at home.

Interaction with your instructor will be primarily through the Groups.io interface.

Technique: needlelace | Skill level: intermediate/advanced | Pre-work: none | Homework: none | Size: 2.5″ x 2.5″ (6 cm x 6 cm)
Class cost: $55 | Kit cost: $33 | Kit postage: TBA


103 Goldwork Beetle • Georgina Bellamy Full

embroidered beetles with gold and real beetle wings
103 Goldwork Beetle • Georgina Bellamy

Interaction with your instructor will be primarily through the Groups.io interface.

Technique: goldwork | Skill level: basic/intermediate  | Pre-work: none
Homework: none | Size: 1″ x 1″ (2.5 cm x 2.5 cm) | Class cost: $55
Kit cost: $40 | Kit postage: TBA


104 Beautiful Brooches • Ann-Marie Anderson-Mayes

four embroidered brooches with lots of textured stitches
104 Beautiful Brooches • Ann-Marie Anderson-Mayes

These tiny canvaswork embroidery designs fit perfectly into 4 cm square metal brooch settings. The class includes all materials to finish two brooches.

Students will work with hand-dyed stranded silks and metallic threads on 20-count, 24-count or 28-count fabric (depending on how fine you want to go!). There will be a wide variety of designs and colours to choose from.
Students will learn all the stitches required to complete the project as well as learning how to neatly and efficiently mount the embroidery in the top quality metal frames. This class is suitable for all levels of stitching experience.

Interaction with your instructor will be primarily through the Groups.io interface.

Technique: canvaswork | Skill level: all | Pre-work: none | Homework: none | Size: 1.5″ x 1.5″ (3.8 cm x 3.8 cm) | Class cost: $55
Kit cost: $35 | Kit postage: $24 standard OR $39 express


101 Magna Carta Needle Accessories • Mike Parr

Cancelled