Elizabethan Animal Quartet
Aug 03

Elizabethan Animal Quartet

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

Registrations Are Closed


“Elizabethan Animal Quartet" – 2 day workshop

Cost:  Member $140.00

Non-Member $280.00

Two Day class 


Skill Level – Intermediate -Students should have experience in detached buttonhole stitch.


Workshop Description

The inspiration for this workshop has come from my love embroideries of animals and plants of the Elizabethan period.

 The four panels depicting a Camel, Deer, Squirrel and Hare can be mounted as a picture or used to cover the sides of a small box that could fit into the casket. The Lion panel could be used as the top of the box.

The embroideries are stitched in gumnut yarn “stars” silk threads on 55 count Kingston linen.

This workshop is aimed at teaching the complexities of stitching animals and learning to shape them so they look three dimensional and life like using detached buttonhole stitch. 

This project can be framed or used on the lid of small boxes.  Students doing the casket could use the animals as part of their casket.

If desired, participants can purchase the other animal kits from Maree on the day. Please indicate on the enrolment form, the kit you would like to purchase.

REQUIREMENTS – Kit cost does not include silk or boards for small boxes.

Kit Cost - $100.00

Kit contains pattern with detailed instructions,

Colour photos,

55 count Kingston linen printed and prepared with backing,

Gumnut Yarn “stars” threads and

Beads required to work project.



4 and 6 inch hoop Susan bates 3inch x 6inch hoop works well (animals need to be worked in a small hoop then piece can be moved to a larger 6 inch hoop or frame after class.

Extra 4 inch hoop for working samples

9,10 & 11 sharp or crewel needles, 28 tapestry needle (your kit will contain one of each)


Magnification as the work is fine.


Registrations open 21st February and close on 11th July 2024


Dates: Saturday and Sunday 3rd and 4th August 2024

Time: 9.30am to 3.30pm
Tutor: Maree Talbot
Skill Level:  Some previous embroidery experience.

Class Fees:

EGWA Member - $140.00

Non-Member - $280.00

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


Kit Cost: $100.00

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


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


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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