Embroidery 101 New Dates Soon

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Discover the joy of slow stitching.

Learn how to master essential embroidery stitches so you can embark on your creative journey.

With your suite of foundation stitches, you will be on your way to confidently creating with just a needle and thread.

Embroidery helps keep your fine motor skills sharp, your mind focused and builds your patience. It’s meditative and therapeutic, and can help improve your mental and emotional health.

Make a hand-stitched treasure for yourself or for those you love. Master this session then go forth and stitch!



In this workshop you will learn how to:

  • thread a needle
  • separate embroidery cottons (floss)
  • begin and end your work
  • stitch 6 essential embroidery stitches: running stitch, whipped stitch, back stitch, stem stitch, chain stitch and French knots
  • create a mini linen pincushion using the stitches learnt in the workshop.

Whether you’re a beginner to stitching or already know your way around a needle, our CWA handicraft award winner, Sil, will take you through all the steps and tips to get you on your stitching way.


*Please note, this workshop includes refreshments which include gluten flours, dairy, nuts, egg and other potential allergens.



  • small group, limited to 6 attendees aged over 18 years
  • no previous experience needed
  • hands-on practical session with how-to demonstrations along the way
  • around 3-4 hours of fun stitching
  • your teacher, Sil, is hugely patient with years of embroidery experience
  • tips shared while going through the various techniques to perfect your stitching
  • plenty of time for all questions to be answered in a supportive and encouraging environment
  • all you need to learn and complete your embroidery sampler and mini pincushion is here for you, including how-to information, needle, floss, linen and other supplies
  • delicious Devonshire-style tea and other homemade treats with bottomless cups of tea and coffee*
  • beautiful creative space located in Killara on Sydney’s North Shore
  • learn while you meet like-minded people and make friends – our community is our heart.
  • love to gift this skill to a loved one? Easy with our gift certificates.


Come along to our Makers Morning for a great couple of hours over a scrummy morning tea bringing along whatever you’re working on at the time. If you need a hand sorting out a stitching issue or simply want to refresh your stitching memory, our expert Makers will be on hand to assist. Sit, relax and chat while you stitch, embroider, knit, crochet, whatever!

Beyond the basics, our other needleworking classes give you the opportunity to expand your skill set in a supportive environment with expert guidance.  Continue the challenge of learning more techniques and stitches in ‘Embroidery 102’.  Progress even further and make a treasured felt toy or other heirloom pieces in our soon to be released classes.  Sign up here to our newsletter (via the link at the bottom of our homepage) for the latest in upcoming classes.



We’re looking forward to meeting you!

Once your booking has been processed, you’ll receive an email confirming details including the workshop address in Killara on Sydney’s North Shore.

Workshop bookings are non-refundable but you’re welcome to send someone in your place if you can’t attend.

The ticket is also non-transferable after the workshop has been held in case you forgot to come or were unable to attend.

Our full workshop and booking Terms and Conditions are here. If you have any questions about this workshop, please contact us.


If this session is fully booked, please get in touch – we will put you on the waitlist and notify you if we have a cancellation or when we list a new class.

Please email us if you’d like to make a group booking – we’d love to host it!



Sil is an avid embroiderer, jam maker and home baker and has been ever since having learnt ‘how-tos’ from both her mum and primary school eons ago!

Former President of the Country Women’s Association Sydney City Branch (CWA), she has also been awarded numerous blue ribbons across branch, group and State levels over the last 10 years in embroidery, baking and preserving.

Loving to help others discover their own creative abilities, encouraging them to stretch their skills or simply to just have a go, Sil believes everyone needs time-out, slowly making and doing with their hands – without judgement!

Keen to share her skills, Sil will help demystify this revered age-old skill, answer your questions and set you on your way to embroidering with confidence.


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