Silver Swan
Oct 31

Silver Swan

by Embroiderers Guild of Western Australia
Start Date
31-Oct-2024 9:30 am
End Date
01-Nov-2024 3:30 pm
(UTC+08:00) Australia/Perth

Registrations Close
3 October 2024 11:00 PM

Silver Swan


Cost:  Member $140.00

Non-Member $280.00

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

Tutor: Anna Scott

We are delighted that Anna has agreed to conduct two workshops in Perth this year.  Anna is a very experienced embroiderer, from embroidering ecclesiastical vestments, including a robe designed by Danish Queen Margrethe II, editing INSPIRATIONS magazine and having her designs published in numerous books and magazines.

She is bringing a brand-new design to us in the form of a beautiful hanging decoration which incorporates Stumpwork and metalwork.  This little swan would look stunning on a Christmas Tree.


The Silver Swan is worked onto twilight blue silk using raised embroidery and metal thread techniques, and further
embellished with beads.

The swan is embroidered mostly in silk thread with accents of very fine silver metallic thread. It is highly padded and has a detached wing to achieve a 3D effect.

The stylized water swirls are stitched with laid metal thread and beads are used to form stars and water droplets. The design is made into a hanging ornament, with a beaded edge.

During the class, participants will learn:

To attach and embroider over high padding, creating embroidered slip (wing).
Stitching basic needle lace,

Basic couching and working with metallic threads, and bead embellishment.

The primary focus of the workshop will be the raised embroidery and metal thread techniques.
Participants should be confident with general embroidery stitches. Experience in raised and metal thread techniques is not essential.


Registrations open 12th May 2024


Dates: Thursday 31st October 2024, Friday 1st November 2024


Time: 9.30am -3.30pm
Tutor: Anna Scott
Skill Level: Confident Embroiderers

Class Fees:

EGWA Member - $140.00

Non-Member - $280.00

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

The class kit includes all materials needed to make the ornament.
Estimated kit cost $90—$125.00

(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)

What to bring

The Panel
* 15cm (6″) embroidery hoop (both rings bound)
* 10cm (4″) embroidery hoop (inner ring bound)
* Fine embroidery scissors
* Jewellery wire cutters (or old scissors for cutting wire – don’t ruin your good pair)
* Hoop stand or clamp (this work is so much easier if you have both hands free)
* Work light and/or magnifier if needed
Helpful but not essential:
* Pointed tweezers
* Curved, Blunt Tip embroidery scissors
* Spare hoop and fabric (e.g. calico) for practice.

Anna writes:
Please feel free to email me if you have any questions you would like answered prior to the class:

I am looking forward to sharing my love of raised embroidery with you.

Registrations will open on 12th May 2024 at 9:00am & close at 11:00pm on 3rd October 2024


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

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