Elizabethan Book Cover
Aug 31

Elizabethan Book Cover

by Embroiderers Guild of Western Australia
Start Date
31-Aug-2022 9:30 am
End Date
01-Sep-2022 3:30 pm
(UTC+08:00) Australia/Perth

Registrations Close
10 August 2022 11:00 PM



Heavily embroidered book cover typical of bookbindings from the late 16th and early 17th centuries. These small lavishly embroidered bindings were used for volumes of Psalms, the bible or other religious subjects. The completed book measures 12cm x 7cm.The embroidery is stitched in gumnut yarn “stars” silk threads on 55 count Kingston linen. Students can choose to do the embroidery for a book cover which will be the front, back & spine or just the front panel which could be framed.

The book cover is a beautiful complement to Maree's embroidered casket and fits neatly within. The printed pages of the book are a historical record of the development of this project by Maree. A workshop to make and bind the book is available to those students who have completed or are in the process of completing the casket.

Dates:  Wednesday 31st August and Thursday 1st September

Time: 9.30am - 3.30pm

Tutor: Maree Talbot

Skill Level: Confident Embroiderer

Class Fees:

EGWA Member - $140,00

Non-member - $280.00

Membership attracts a 50% discount on all workshops (join here and save!

Kit Fee -  $ 90 for complete book $55 for front cover only  

(Please have money in a sealed envelope with your name, and give to the tutor on the morning of the workshop)

Kit includes:

Illustrated instructions


55 count Kingston linen with design printed

All gold and silk threads to complete project

Small pearls and spangles


What to bring:

Edmunds stretcher bar frame 8 X 9 inches or frame to fit linen which is  9 X 10 inches
4 inch hoop
Size 9 and 10 crewel or embroidery needles
Size 28 tapestry needles
Small ruler and pacer pencil
Bring your usual sewing supplies including sharp embroidery scissors.
Light and magnifiers if you need them.


Note: You need to read and/or download the requirements list - see the Download More Information section below



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Event Type
Event Location
Guild House
565 Canning Hwy
Alfred Cove WA 6154
Contact Details
Workshop Registrar Elizabeth Robson
0411 961 806

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