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SIT & STITCH - Saturday Afternoons
On Saturday afternoons we open the shop for Sit & Stitch. This is your opportunity to bring along a current project, or to start a new one and then take time out to stitch in the company of others. We are there to help, and answer questions but no tuition is provided. Come and join us in our inspiring and relaxing workspace, we are limited by size (max 8), so bookings are essential. Cost per person is $10.

To find out more and make a booking, contact the shop on 9498 6831.

SIT & STITCH - Wednesday Mornings with Tutor Yvette Stanton
On set  Wednesday morning's during school term we now have the talented Yvette Stanton as our 'resident tutor'. Yvette is a well respected international tutor and author of many specialist needlework books, including the much loved Embroiderers Companion in both 'Left' and 'Right' Hand editions.

If you have a project that you need some help on or would just like to stitch in the company of others, then this may be the perfect group for you. Yvette will be there to answer your questions, provide guidence, and encouragement when necessary! Come and join us for a morning each week to get that project underway or completed. We are limited by size (max 6), so bookings are essential. Tuition must be pre-paid for the full term.
Term 3: 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 August, 5, 12 and 19 September - 8 weeks $160
Term 4: 24 and 31 October, 7, 14, 21 and 28 November, 5 and 12 December - 8 weeks $160

To find out more and make a booking, contact the shop on 9498 6831.


Slow Stitching Workshop with textile artist, Lisa Mattock
Workshops are held over two weeks or one full day - Saturday.

Dates for 2018 worshops:

Friday 21 & 28 September - Wreath Workshop
Saturday 29 September - Christmas Workshop 

10.00am - 12.30pm each day, two day Friday workshops
10.00am - 3.00pm Saturdays
Cost: $150.00 per person, includes full kit, tuition and morning tea.

Come and join textile artist Lisa Mattock as she shares with you the art of 'slow stitching'. You will create a whimsical textile piece that can be framed or turned into a bag or cushion. You will draw inspiration from the Japanese stitching methods of Boro and Sashiko with a mixture of repurposed, recycled, inherited and vintage textiles.

A full kit is provided on the day.

The workshop is held in-store, so places are limited. Be quick if you would like to learn a new skill or just spend an enjoyable couple of mornings with like minded creatives. Call the shop on (02) 9498 6831 to book.




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Alison Snepp

Turkish Needleweaving:
Date: 3 - 4 November 2018


Worked from a design found in an old photograph, this project incorporates withdrawn thread and needleweaving techniques. Nickmaned the 'tacking' sampler there is a significant amount of prepartion required pior to the workshop.

Students will work on either 35 count Edinburgh Linen or 32 count Belfast Linen to produce a mat which is heavily stitched with embroidery of varied and interesting textures.

Margaret Light

Beginners Embroidery Workshop - Lotus Scarf

Date: Saturday, 25 August 2018

Suitable for beginners who would like to gain a knowledge of basic embroidery stitches.

Enjoy the pleasure of wearing your own hand embroidered linen scarf. This beautiful piece is worked on stonewashed linen and incorporates a whimsical floral design. Different threads, stitches and techniques make this an interesting and enjoyable piece to create. This is a new design from the talented Margaret Light.


Yvette Stanton

Smoyg Band Sampler:
Date: 15 - 16 September 2018

Approximately 60 x 12cm
Level: suits all levels of expertise

This band sampler bell pull introduces the patterns and colours of Norwegian pattern darning, known as smøyg. With 10 different bands, the patterns are taken from historical examples of smøyg, from various regions and traditions across the south of Norway. Some bands use wool and others use silk. While traditional Norwegian pattern darning would have been worked on up to 55 count linen, this project uses 35 count linen.


Nicola Jarvis - MasterClass

“The Butterfly Garden - Modern Swete Bag”

The Crewel Gobelin Workshop is a new project – The Butterfly Garden; a modern take on a Swete Bag. Currently in Nicola’s hoop the design has been printed onto a cotton/ linen fabric and is being stitched/ embellished with silks, coloured metal threads, beads and sequins. 

Level: Suitable for experienced stitchers, must have existing knowledge of embroidery stitches.

Workshop Details:

Date: Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st October 2018

Time: 9.30am – 3.30pm each day
Cost: $350 per person (does not include project kit)
Includes: Morning tea, yummy lunch and tuition.


Classes at The Crewel Gobelin are limited in size so if you are interested please secure your spot with a deposit to avoid disappointment. We are happy to take expressions of interest when a class is being developed, but once a class has been finalised and is open for enrolments your place is not guaranteed without full or part payment. Bookings can be made by phone, email or in person.

If a class is cancelled by The Crewel Gobelin all tuiton fees paid will be refunded. If a student is unable to attend a class and their place is unable to be filled from a waiting list, the deposit paid may not be refunded.

Please note that the projects and designs taught at The Crewel Gobelin and available for sale in kits (all or part thereof) remain the property of the designer/ teacher and cannot be reproduced or taught without their permission.

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