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 4 – 11 October – 15 November (6 sessions) $120
To find out more and make a booking, contact the shop on 9498 6831.


Slow Stitching Workshop with textile artist, Lisa Mattock
Friday 13 & 20 October 2017
10.00am - 12.30pm each day
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, layered textile artwork which can then be framed or added to a cushion cover, quilt or bag. You will draw inspiration from 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.



 16 - 17 September 2017: Berlin Woolwork Sampler Workshop
 Tuiton Cost: $250.00 (two days)

The Berlin Woolwork Sampler designed by Darlene O'Steen of The Needle's Prayse has recently been re released by Needle WorkPress. This magnificent sampler incorporates 106 motifs worked in various counted stitches. Charted in nine parts it is a significant undertaking, and can be daunting to start.

In this workshop Alison will introduce you to the world of Berlin Woolwork, counted embroidery stitches (other than cross stitch) and the history of some of the motifs that appear in this stunning sampler. You will work through preparing your linen, the layout and various stitches, used in the sampler. This is an opportunity to benefit from Alison's extensive experience with counted embroidery and working larger projects. The sampler chart(s) are purchased separately.

4 - 5 November 2017: Thracian Embroidery
Tuition Cost: $250.00 (two days)

Thrace is in the northeast of Greece.  It shares borders with Turkey and Bulgaria and has been traversed by trade routes for centuries.  So Thracian embroidery tradition is rich and varied, yet it has distinct characteristics.  Both counted thread and surface stitchery techniques are significant.  

In this project Alison is inspired by the traditional embroidery worked on the ends of towels.  The counted thread techniques used include geometric satin stitch, double running stitch and pulled and drawn thread work.  The edge of the embroidery is finished with an unusual fringe.  

The embroidery is worked on evenweave linen (either 28-, 30 or 32-count is suitable) with DMC Stranded Cotton and a touch of gold metal thread (included with the workshop folio).

Alison has made her embroidery into a needlework roll, but students may make their own embroidery into table linen or a towel as they prefer.  This project is suitable for intermediate to advanced embroiderers who have experience of counted thread embroidery on linen fabric. 



Details of our 2018 Workshops are currently being finalised and will be released very soon. Please ensure that you register for our newsletter to keep up to date with our latest workshops and classes.





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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