Start Stitching for Beginners - Florentine embroidery
Oct 21

Start Stitching for Beginners - Florentine embroidery

by Embroiderers Guild of Western Australia
Start Date
21-Oct-2023 2:00 pm
End Date
18-Nov-2023 4:30 pm
(UTC+08:00) Australia/Perth

Registrations Close
16 October 2023 11:00 PM

Start Stitching - Beginners Florentine Embroidery

This workshop will be conducted over Two Saturday afternoons in October and November 2023

Florentine Canvas Work is a kind of embroidery exemplified in the upholstery of a set of 17th-century Italian chairs at the Bargello Museum in Florence and practiced from the 17th century until modern times. It consists of flat vertical stitches laid parallel with the canvas weave rather than crossing the intersections diagonally as in most canvas stitches. These stitches, in gradating tones of the same colour or in contrasting colours, are arranged in a wavy zigzag pattern. The characteristic stitch is variously called Florentine, cushion, or, in allusion to the flamelike gradation of colour, flame stitch; its 17th-century name was Hungarian stitch. (Ref: Encyclopedia Brittanica)

We have modernised these designs over time, changing colours and fabrics and inventing new designs. Today we will give you a taste of how the pattern develops producing a small Christmas decoration to hang on your tree.  We will show you how to make a twisted cord as well, and the finished piece will be decorated by little Christmas charms.

Registrations open 

21st March  2023


Saturday 21st October and Saturday 18th November 2023

Time: 2 pm - 4.30pm
Tutor: Jill Merker
Skill Level: Beginner

Class Fees: $90.00, includes Kit and 5 hours of tuition

All items required for each mini course will be provided in a boxed kit.  

This will include:

An embroidery hoop

Enough fabric and threads to complete the project

Small scissors,

Printed design and full instructions for completing and finishing


Registrations will open on at 9:00am & close  at 11:00pm.


Class/Workshops Agreement

Enrolment & Cancellation Policy

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Event Type
Beginners workshops
Event Location
Guild House
565 Canning Highway
Alfred Cove WA
Contact Details
Co-ordinator Isabel Laurance

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