Stitching and Beyond Inc.

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Upcoming Workshops

Printmaking using Botany, Stencil and Stitching with Deb Wace

Copyright: Deborah Wace

Join local printmaker and textile designer Deborah Wace for a 2-day intimate, creative workshop in Deb’s studio on October 30-31, 10am to 4pm.

You will learn creative mono-print and mark making techniques for printing on paper, using found, botanical and hand-cut stencils and explore ways to incorporate stitching by machine or by hand into your printed work.

Deb will supply all printing materials, some of her own textile offcuts, access to printing presses, lunch and even a glass of wine! It promises to be a stimulating and creative weekend.

Cost is $180 inclusive of supplied materials and lunch. For further details and to book, check out our event post.

Tickets on sale now.  Get in quick as places in this workshop are limited.

Komebukuro – a lost bag making skill

Copyright: Sarah O’Halloran

Komebukuro are Japanese cotton drawstring bags, which were traditionally used to carry rice offerings to the temples or shrines during important ceremonies or days. They were also used to hold a gift, for a special person for significant events.

Join Sarah O’Halloran from the Little Japanese Haberdashery on Saturdays 7 and 14 November, 10am – 12:30pm, as she teaches the lost art of making the Komebukuro.

Cost is $90 including some materials. Bookings available now.

Stitched Portraits with Nicole O’Loughlin


Tickets are still available for our 2-day workshop ‘Stitched Portraits’ with award-winning artist Nicole O’Loughlin on 23-24 October, 9:30am to 4:30pm.

Nicole’s works have been in numerous national art prizes including the Archibald Salon de Refuses, the Lester Prize for Portraiture (highly commended), winner of the people’s choice in the 2020 Paul Guest Prize and winner of the packer’s award in the 2021 Hadley’s Art Prize.

This is a great opportunity to tap into Nicole’s incredible talent for working with embroidery in the field of portraiture.  Book now to secure your place and get started on the ultimate Christmas gift for a loved one.