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Bee Eaters in the Mulla Mulla
May 11

Bee Eaters in the Mulla Mulla

by Embroiderers Guild of Western Australia
Registrations Closed
Start Date
11-May-2024 9:30 am
End Date
12-May-2024 1:00 pm
(UTC+08:00) Australia/Perth

Registrations Are Closed

Bee Eaters In the Mulla Mulla

Members $180.00
Non-Members $360.00

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


Tutor: Helen Richman

             Helen Richman        

Helen is a hand embroiderer and textile artist based in Somerset, UK. Founder of the Bluebird Embroidery Company, which showcases her embroidered artwork and her own range of embroidery kits.

She also regularly completes high profile commission for organisations such as the Royal Mail and Ely Cathedral.

Helen has written articles for New Stitches Magazine, Stitch Magazine and also published her first book, ‘Stumpwork Embroidery: Techniques and Projects’ in 2017.

Helen’s embroidery journey began when she joined the Royal School Of Needlework and completed the three-year apprenticeship, gaining expert knowledge in many fields of embroidery. She now regularly teaches at the school and has taught classes across the UK as well as in the United States and Canada.

In 2023, Helen was honoured to be part of the Embroidery Studio team at the Royal School of Needlework who worked on a number of items for the Coronation of Their Majesties King Charles III and Queen Camilla, including The Queen’s Robe of Estate and the Anointing Screen.

Silk Shaded Bee Eaters of the Mulla Mulla

Based on the original watercolour painting by Tom Montgomery, a West Australian artist, working in Broome. 

The stitching is used to build up the texture and shading of these characterful birds.

The painting will be printed onto fabric prior to the class and the silk shading embroidery will be worked in a number of DMC stranded cotton threads.

For two of the birds, the head and neck are decorated with silk shading which extends and blends down into the printed fabric of the body. The third bird can be entirely worked in silk shading, but this could be kept to just the head if the participant wishes.

Skill Level:

All ability levels are welcome, and tuition will be provided on the following aspects:

Stitch length, angle and direction, and order of stitching the birds,

Building up shading and texture.


Registrations open 

January 13 th 2024


Saturday 11th May 2024

Sunday 12th May 2024



 *Please Note*.  Because this workshop is being squeezed in to accommodate the interest it has generated, and Helen's travel back to the UK, the class times and venues are different from normal.

Saturday 11th May 9.00 am - 5.00 pm in the Djilba Room at the Loftus Centre, 99 Loftus St, Leederville

Sunday 12th May  9.00am- 1pm at Guild House 565 Canning Hwy, Alfred Cove

Class Fees:

EGWA Member - $180.00

Non-Member - $360.00

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

What to bring:

Embroidery Scissors

8 or 10 inch embroidery hoop/ring frame OR a slate frame/roller frame or similar.

The fabric will be sent in advance so that any members who wish to stretch their fabric within a frame can do so before the workshop.

Kit Cost: To be confirmed  

(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)

Items included in the kit:

Printed fabric

Size 10 embroidery needles x 2

DMC stranded cotton threads

Instruction booklet with step by step photographs



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Event Type
Event Location
Day 1 City of Vincent Library Loftus Centre, 99 loftus St, Leederville
Day 2 Guild House, 565 Canning Highway, Alfred Cove
Contact Details
Workshop Registrar Liz Robson

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