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Traditional Mountmellick Embroidery
Sep 02

Traditional Mountmellick Embroidery

by Embroiderers Guild of Western Australia
Registrations Closed
Start Date
02-Sep-2023 9:30 am
End Date
03-Sep-2023 3:30 pm
(UTC+08:00) Australia/Perth

Registrations Are Closed

Mountmellick Embroidery

EGWA Member - $120.00

Non-Member - $240.00

Mountmellick embroidery is known for its intricate and delicate workmanship, and remains a popular form of Irish embroidery today.  It was initially taught by a lady called Johanna Carter, who lived in the town of Mountmellick in Ireland in the 1800's. She could  see the need to develop a livelihood for the women and girls in the town.  This initiative helped them to earn money by selling their stitched items.

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Traditionally it is stitched on a white heavy cotton material and uses sturdy white cotton thread for the stitch designs.  These designs were predominately flowers and leaves, especially those found around the local area.  The embroidery incorporates a variety of stitches, including satin stitch, chain stitch, bullion and other knotted stitches. 

You will enjoy this workshop with Faye as she teaches the stitches that are unique to this type of embroidery.

What to Bring:

Your usual sewing box.  

A kit will be provided with the fabric and threads required for making into a small decorative piece.

Kit Cost TBC

Please place money in an envelope with your name on the front to give to Faye on the first day of the workshop.

.Registrations open 

1st May 2023


Saturday 2nd September and Sunday 3rd September

Time: 9.30am - 3.30pm
Tutor: Faye Phillip
Skill Level: All levels




Class Fees:

EGWA Member - $120.00

Non-Member - $240.00

What to bring


Registrations will open on  at 9:00am & close  at 11:00pm on 13th August 2023


Class/Workshops Agreement

Enrolment & Cancellation Policy

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Event Location
Guild House
565 Canning Highway
Alfred Cove WA
Contact Details
Workshop Registrar Liz Robson

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