Description

Simple stitches in a large variety of yarns have an enormous impact when embellishing hessian fabric painted in blocks of colour. Also learn some more complex embroidery stitches to enhance the stitched surface.

Materials provided by the Tutor: a 45cmx45cm piece of painted hessian, a bag of yarns (enough to cover the surface), and a needle (no14 tapestry).

Date:  Saturday 9 September 2017, 10:00am-4:00pm

Cost: $135 includes materials

Guest Tutor: Mary Webster is a textile artist with a love of colour.  She is renowned for her "colour on colour" technique for embellishing painted hessian panels with complementing and contrasting coloured yarns.  Her cushions are an extraordinary riot of colour.

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Class Schedule

Saturday 9 September 2017, 10:00am-4:00pm with a break for lunch

What you will learn
  • Learn how to embellish a painted hessian panel using a variety of threads and yarns
  • Learn some interesting embroidery stitches
  • Hear about Mary's techniques for painting hessian
What you will get
  • Take home your own embellished hessian panel, to make a cushion or bag

What to bring
  • All materials provided
  • If you like, you can bring paper and a writing tool for your own notes
What to wear

Comfortable clothes for sitting and crafting.

Appropriate for

Adults 15 years and older who can thread a needle


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Opendrawer

Vendor sincce 2015

Be enticed by the colour and texture of Opendrawer. Founded by Robyn Steel-Stickland (& co.) in 2010, we've been described as edgy, arty, elegant, unique and quirky. Part gallery shop for handmade artist product from all around Australia. Part vintage and textile art supply wonderland. Part workshop for people of all skill levels. All creativity hub.

At Opendrawer, you'll learn skills, techniques and ideas that encourage you to find your own creativity.

You can enrol in courses or workshops in felt, creativity, sewing, embroidery, book making, crochet, dyeing, drawing, jewellery making, paper sculpture, art & design, mixed media, and more. 

We're open to expressions of interest, so let us know if there's something you want to learn. 

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Cancelation & Refund Policy

If for any reason you decide that the workshop you have done or are doing does not suit you, then that is a personal decision and no refund will be given.

If Opendrawer cancels a workshop, you will be given a full refunds or can choose a replacement workshop to the same value as the workshop being cancelled. You will be notified at least 2 days before the due date of the workshop if cancellation is necessary due to insufficient enrolments.

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Terms & Conditions

A $10 admin fee applies to all changes of date/workshop bookings.

Cancellations made within two weeks of the booked workshop will forfeit 50% of the advertised fee - or you may find a replacement student.

Cancellations made within 24 hours of the workshop will forfeit the full advertised fee - or you may find a replacement student.

If for any reason you decide that the workshop you have done or are doing does not suit your, then that is a personal decision and no refund will be given.

A minimum of five people are required for a workshop to run. Opendrawer reserves the right to cancel a workshop if the minimum booking is not achieved. Full refunds will be given or a replacement workshop offered to the same value as the workshop being cancelled. You will be notified at least 2 days before the due date of the workshop if cancellation is deemed necessary.Unfortunately, due to the workshop timetable no makeup classes are avaiable.

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Laura

20 September 2017 • Colour on Colour

One of the best workshops I have been to recently! Wasn't sure what to expect from a "color on color embellishment" workshop but Mary certainly delivered! We learnt all about the different yarns Mary had brought for us in our kits, each with their own story - and I got to consolidate on my embroidery stitch knowledge. Well worth the cost - more than worth the value!