Master Classes

Master Classes
Helen Dafter

Indulge yourself with a one or two day embroidery retreat in a purpose built classroom in a peaceful country setting in rural NSW, approx. one hour north of Newcastle. All classes tutored by Helen Dafter, a world recognised teacher, author and designer.

Choose from class projects or kits available or be guided by Helen and work at your pace on your own project.

August 18th & 19th (TWO DAY CLASS) - Beginner Basics, Silk Ribbon Embroidery for Beginners
For beginners and even those not familiar with traditional embroidery. This is a back to basics day to teach this fascinating art and to learn the stitches and techniques required to create a garden full of flowers - all skill levels welcome but great for beginners.
September 22nd (ONE DAY CLASS) - Learning the Stitches
Learn the basics to silk ribbon embroidery as you create a stitch sampler for future reference. Many flowers can be created using a minimum number of stitches. Suitable for all skill levels.

Terms and conditions
- The important stuff you need to know!

  • Two day workshops from 9.30am - 4pm for up to 8 people only, $175.00 per person.
  • One day workshops from 9.30am - 4pm for up to 8 people only, $100.00 per person.
  • Half day workshops from 9.00am - 1pm for up to 8 people only, $40.00 per person.
  • Retreats will run with a minimum of 4 people - we reserve the right to cancel any retreat if the minimum of students are not met.
  • Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea are provided as part of your tuition fee for 1 and 2 day classes. Morning tea only for half day classes Please advise any food allergies when making your booking.
  • Basic requirements list will be emailed or posted upon payment of deposit.
  • A list of affordable accomodation options in and around Bulahdelah is available to students if required.
  • Ribbons, fabrics, a wide choice of kits and basic sewing needs are available for purchase on the day or you may choose to bring your own sewing project, needles and sewing basics. All purchases over the course of the retreat recieve a 10% discount.
  • Classes can be tailored to individual group requirments - ie exploring painted background and dimensional stitching, native flowers etc.