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Hand embroidery classes with Yvette Stanton

Hand embroidery classes with Yvette Stanton Yvette Stanton teaches Mountmellick, Sardinian knotted embroidery, Hardanger, merezhka, Portuguese whitework, embroidery stitch exploration and general embroidery techniques, in classes at various shops and guild groups around Australia. She is an accredited tutor with the Embroiderers' Guild of NSW.

Yvette's preference is for weekend workshops of 2 days. She also has some availability within the NSW school holiday periods on both weekends and weekdays. In an effort to balance her family life, her book writing and her teaching, this is what works best for her. Bookings and enquiries well in advance are advised, as she limits her teaching to fit with her family life, and her bookings usually stretch well into the next year.

Please note that we take no bookings for any of these classes, and as such we do not have any price details available. Classes at shops can be booked through the shop. Classes at guild groups are not always open to the general public as often they fill up quickly with group members. However, if you contact the group's class co-ordinator, you may be lucky and they may have a place for you.

Currently scheduled classes
Class calendar listing 2014-2015
Past classes
Student testimonials

Currently scheduled classes

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Elizabethan strawberries panel   Portuguese Whitework biscornu   Portuguese whitework bookmark
Elizabethan strawberries   Portuguese whitework biscornu   Portuguese whitework bookmark
Mountmellick wildflower cushion   pomegranate embroidery applique class    Mountmellick Daisy and Forget-Me-Not Cushion
Mountmellick wildflower cushion   Pomegranate embroidery applique   Mountmellick daisy and forget-me-not cushion
Sardinian whitework hand towel      
Sardinian whitework hand towel        

Class calendar listing 2014-2015

15th-16th March 2014 - Narrabri Group, Embroiderers' Guild of NSW
Portuguese whitework biscornu

26th-29th July 2014 - Berrima Patchwork Quilting in the Highlands Retreat
Mountmellick wildflower cushion
Pomegranate embroidery applique panel

27th September-3rd October 2014 - Beating Around the Bush International Needlework Convention, Adelaide
Portuguese whitework bookmark
Elizabethan strawberries
Mountmellick daisy and forget-me-not cushion

1st-15th April 2015 - Needlework Cruise, Fremantle-Singapore
Elizabethan strawberries
Portuguese whitework biscornu
Sardinian whitework hand towel

Past classes

Portuguese Whitework hand towel   Portuguese whitework embroidery panel   Portuguese whitework bookmark
Portuguese whitework hand towel   Portuguese whitework panel   Portuguese whitework bookmark
Mountmellick pomegranate oval doily   Suzani embroidered applique panel   Mountmellick honeysuckle doily class
Mountmellick pomegranate oval doily   Suzani embroidery applique panel   Mountmellick honeysuckle doily
Whitework biscornu   Portuguese Whitework ornaments    
Whitework biscornu   Portuguese whitework ornaments    

Student testimonials

Loved the way Yvette demonstrated the stitches in groups of 2 or 3, it made it much easier and worked so well to have that almost individual tuition. The whole workshop was very free-flowing. --Jane

Loved the workshop in total! Loved the content, the way you taught, your calm laid-back manner, your respect for each person's individual problems and speed of understanding -- the fact you were approachable every time and didn't lose patience. You are lovely inside and out, and I would do a class with you anytime! --Merrilyn

Thank you Yvette, loved the workshop: your patience for teaching us as individuals, as there was much to learn for many of us, and all of us find different things easy or hard. You respected that. I also loved having so many finished pieces to look on as a learning tool and inspiration. --Jenny

I found the class very uplifting. Whilst I had been working on Mountmellick stitches, samples etc. for a couple of months prior to the class, it took the class to really get me into the "swing" of things. Yvette had time for everyone, at our own speed of working, and there was always an encouraging word for everyone's work, even if later she made a very discreet suggestion to try some other way for doing a stitch. The confidence I gained at this course was wonderful, as I now find that I am willing to try just about any surface stitch. I can also see where learning these stitches will take me further with surface stitchery in the future -- the use of different threads and stitches which can be used to give different effects. Thanks Yvette. --Heather

Best workshop I have ever done. When are you coming back? --Julie


Yvette Stanton's latest book

Portuguese Whitework: Bullion Embroidery from Guimarães

Purchase your copy today!

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