“Sotto il Caldo Sole Toscana”, A Tuscan Landscape
May 04

“Sotto il Caldo Sole Toscana”, A Tuscan Landscape

by Embroiderers Guild of Western Australia
Registrations Closed
Start Date
04-May-2024 9:30 am
End Date
05-May-2024 3:30 pm
(UTC+08:00) Australia/Perth

Registrations Are Closed

“Sotto il Caldo Sole Toscana”

-Under the Tuscan Sun-


Members $120.00

Non-Members $240.00

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


‘Under the Tuscan Sun’. A Tuscan Landscape stitched in freestyle Blackwork.  

This workshop will teach how to stitch blackwork patterns using shading with various thread thicknesses to produce a beautiful picture that can be framed or stitched to a journal cover.  

The design is enhanced by the use of gold thread.

The workshop is open to stitchers who have had some experience in Embroidery.

Tutor Jill Merker 


Jill has been a part of the Guild for 19 years. She said, "There was a course advertised for beginners at the Embroiderer's Guild and my sister-in-law and I headed off into the unknown. What a wonderful experience that has been. I had no idea about the number of different embroidery techniques that exist, and I still want to learn more of them.

I love all types of surface embroidery – silk shading, crewel work and counted work are my favourites. 

19 years later, and I still love the Guild and am inspired by the many great local teachers, and others from interstate and overseas. I have encountered so many expert embroiderers along my journey.

I have completed a Teacher Accreditation Certificate through the Guild – doing that was a wonderful learning experience – encouraging one to look at many different techniques and to look at actual design.

My inspiration – the people and teachers around me, historical pieces I have seen, and colour".

Registrations open: November 1st 2023


Saturday May 4th 2024

Sunday May 5th 2024 

Time: 9.30am - 3.30pm
Skill Level:  Intermediate/Advanced

Class Fees:

EGWA Member - $120.00

Non-Member - $240.00

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

What to Bring
Embroidery scissors
8” embroidery hoop
Table clamps or sit on frame if preferred

Light and/magnifier if needed.
Usual workbox
Small piece of even-weave fabric for practicing stitches and a frame to fit

Later - A5 Notebook if making a book cover and lining fabric.

*Some pre-stitching will be required prior to the workshop*

Kit Cost  $30.00

(Please place payment for the kit in an envelope with your name and give it to the tutor directly on the first day of the workshop)

Kit Contents:
Lugana even-weave fabric, sufficient to make into an A5 book cover - 60cms x 30cms

Perle 8 cotton black
Perle 12 cotton black
DMC Stranded cotton black

Gold metallic thread

Sewing machine thread

2 x needles


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

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