Sardinian Knotted Embroidery for Beginners Workshop
Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th May 2022, 9am – 4pm.
Sardinian knotted embroidery comes from the town of Teulada in southern Sardinia. It is an extremely unusual style of embroidery, worked almost entirely from the front of the fabric. The stitch itself is not very hard, but putting it in the right place can be. This workshop takes you through the basics, building skills from straight lines until you can create wiggly lines with lots of detail.
All skill levels are welcome!
2 day class. 9-4pm daily. Short morning tea break and 3/4 hour lunch
NB: In these uncertain times, we recommend you have an appropriate travel insurance policy. Please read our Cancellation Policy and Terms and Conditions (below) to see how they apply to you.
About Yvette Stanton
Yvette Stanton is the author of ten instructional embroidery books, with most focusing on historical needlework, as well as two stitch dictionaries. One of her books is 'Sardinian Knotted Embroidery: Whitework from Teulada'. Yvette researched this book by travelling to Teulada to learn from those who do the work, and to see historical examples.
Techniques you will learn in this class
This class is a counted thread class, meaning that the stitches are positioned by counting the threads of the fabric. You will learn how to start a thread, work the knots, turn corners, change from an old thread to a new thread, join the end of the round to the beginning, and finish the thread.
Your project kit (included in the cost of the workshop) will have the 28 count linen fabric, pearl cotton thread and needle required for the class. Stitch instructions and project instructions are also provided.
You do not need a hoop or frame for this class. In fact, you should not use one as doing so makes the technique extremely difficult.
You will need scissors, and a pen or pencil for making notes may also be helpful. We highly recommend bringing magnification and lighting, as we will be working on 28 count linen. It is better to have it with you and not need it, than not have it and desperately need it!
6N Derby Street, Walcha NSW 2354
Walcha is a small, creative town, with wonderful attractions including the beautiful Apsley Falls, just 15 minutes drive from Walcha. https://walchansw.com.au/explore/
Accommodation in Walcha: There are a number of accommodation options including B&Bs, hotels, motels, guest house and caravan park. We recommend booking any accommodation as soon as possible, so that you don't miss out. Rural NSW has many visitors at the moment, and accommodation can be hard to book at times. https://walchansw.com.au/where-to-stay/
Getting to Walcha: https://walchansw.com.au/local-transport-services-in-walcha/
Our venue, Walcha Handmade, is a small creative co-operative, with quality gifts and souvenirs available. We will be holding our class in the studio at the back of the shop. The room is heated with a combustion stove in colder weather. Walcha can be very cold at times, so we recommend dressing warmly with layers so that you can be comfortable whether in class or outside.
• Less than 7 days before event date – no refund
• More than 7 days prior to event 50% refund
Note: If the reason for your cancellation is covered under the terms of your insurance policy, you may be able to reclaim these charges. In these uncertain times, we recommend you have an appropriate travel insurance policy.
Classes require a great deal of planning, including the purchasing of kit requirements. We have financial commitments before a class and cannot absorb losses due to cancellations.
If we must cancel a class for any reason you will be offered a full refund or we will offer to move your payment to another Yvette Stanton class on offer in Walcha.
We do not accept responsibility for changes in the student’s personal circumstances or work commitments. We cannot accept liability for travel costs, accommodation or materials purchased for a course which may have been cancelled.
Terms and Conditions
If you are not feeling well, please stay home. Please do not attend this workshop if you or a member of your household has cold/flu symptoms, or are isolating following a positive COVID test. In the workshop, we will be following all current COVID restrictions and regulations.
Course notes and class projects are copyright. They must not be reproduced in any form. Reusing any class materials for your own business or classes is strictly prohibited.
Phones must be turned off or set to silent during a class. Out of respect for the teacher and other students, we strongly request that students do not take phone calls during class.
We strongly recommend bringing your own magnification and lighting. It is better to have it and not need it, that not have it and need it. Students are not able to gain full value from a class if they can’t see properly to do the work, and that’s disappointing!
If you have ANY questions, please contact Yvette Stanton.