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Aug 05

"English Garden" Canvaswork Online Course

by Embroiderers Guild of Western Australia. Online Course
$90.00 - $150.00
Registrations Closed
Start Date
05-Aug-2023 9:30 am
End Date
26-Aug-2023 1:30 pm
(UTC+08:00) Australia/Perth

Registrations Are Closed

"English Garden" Canvaswork

Online Course

EGWA Member - $90.00

Reciprocal rights for members of other Australian embroidery guilds - $90.00 (please use this payment method - * Alternate Payment Methods - Workshops)

Non-Member - $150.00 (Membership attracts a 40% discount on this workshop - join here and save!

We are excited that Ann-Marie Anderson-Mayes of ‘Beautiful Stitches’ has agreed to present this online class for us. 
This is the first online course that our guild has presented, giving our members and others an opportunity to learn from her.

The classes will be delivered professionally by her with instruction videos and clear notes with diagrams.

We would encourage your participation to enjoy stitching this very colourful canvas work project at your own pace.


Course Description by Ann-Marie

This design features a wonderful range of traditional and modern canvaswork stitches, including one aptly named the “English Stitch”. The design features a front and back panel that take the same range of stitches to create two completely different layouts. My version has been used to create a large needlecase, but you could just as easily use the two panels to decorate a bag, journal cover, box top, or simply framed to bring a little bit of happy colour into your world.

This class will be offered as an online workshop – four sessions delivered once a week (each session is equivalent to a half-day workshop). Students will be taught the project using a combination of written notes and instruction videos. This will include demonstrations of all the stitches required to complete the design as well as clear instructions on how to construct the needlecase.

For students who prefer not to work so fine, the design can be adapted to 18-count canvas, but this will make the panels too large for a needlecase. However, they will still work beautifully for the items mentioned above. 


Registrations open 

13th March 2023

Dates when Lessons will be sent to your email address:

Saturdays 5th August, 12th August, 19th August and 26th August


Online Course Structure

This project is equivalent to a two-day workshop. As an online class, it will be set up as four lessons (each equivalent to a half day) to be released every Saturday morning for four weeks. The first three lessons will focus on teaching the embroidery with the fourth focussing on construction of the needlecase. The students will be provided with PDF files of the written instructions, stitch charts, stitch cards and access to good quality, detailed instruction videos.

Tutor: Ann-Marie Anderson-Mayes

Skill Level: All 

Kit Cost and Contents

The base kit cost will be $35.00 and includes

·an electronic set of full colour instructions;

·24-count Congress or 25-count Lugana or 18-count canvas; and

·access to detailed video instructions

Students can choose to provide their own threads, or Ann-Marie can provide a thread pack

·$70.00 for 14 skeins of hand-dyed 6-strand silk for 24-count or 25-count

·$110.00 for 22 skeins of hand-dyed 6-strand silk for 18-count

Please select your choice of Canvas and Thread at checkout.  The kit, instructions and thread will be sent to you from Ann-Marie directly.  

Payment for the kit materials is to be paid directly to Ann-Marie.  She will email you, giving you payment details for these items.


Registrations will open on 13th March at 9:00am & close on July 24th at 11:00pm.


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