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Embroidery Workshops

Some of the world's finest embroidery designers incorporate Gumnut Yarns hand dyed Embroidery Threads in their work. This section details many upcoming workshops/classes where designers have used Gumnuts in the projects being taught..

Workshops details are listed by designer, but follow link to workshop host to find out more .


MARGARET LIGHT

Deerfield Tile using Gumnut Yarns 
fine wool 'DAISIES' exclusively, features a
two handled vase, foliage and flowers in
tones of blue on off white linen twill.
Deerfield Pocket and Chatelaine
exclusively Gumnut Yarns fine wool
'DAISIES' using the stitches employed
by the Deerfield society.
Nigella and Honesty worked exclusively in
Gumnut Yarns
stranded silk 'STARS', fine
wool 'DAISIES' and silk/wool 'POPPIES' a
naturalistic modern crewel style.

Blackbird Needlecase mainly uses
Gumnut Yarns
perlé silk 'BUDS'.
Enlarged cushion version uses Gumnut
Yarns
crewel wool 'BLOSSOMS'
Sweet Secret mostly uses Gumnut Yarns perlé silk 'BUDS'. Red pelargonium flowers worked on charcoal ticking fabric creates a charming jewellery pouch.
Morning Glory and Wallflower Needlefold designed in stranded cottons on natural
Strathaven linen is more beautiful worked in
Gumnut Yarns fine wool 'DAISIES'.

The Tree of Life Panel uses mainly
Gumnut Yarns
crewel wool 'BLOSSOMS'
and silk/wool 'POPPIES' in stitches
associated with the early Chintzes.
Rescht Work Jewellery Roll an example
of embellished appliqué work featuring stylised flowers and foliage stitched in
Gumnut Yarns perlé silk 'BUDS' exclusively.
Floral Sprigged Needlefold uses Gumnut
Yarns
perlé silk 'BUDS' and features
blooms popular in 17th and 18th Century Embroidery - irises, carnations and bluebells.

Workshop Hosts

Margaret will teach the projects above at the locations below.
Please follow link to workshop host to find out more.

AUSTRALIA

The Crewel Gobelin Sydney NSW

All Threads Embroidery Brisbane Queensland

Stitch Sydney NSW

A Stitch in Time Hobart Tasmania

Inspirations BATB 2018 Adelaide South Australia

NEW ZEALAND

ANZEG Conference 2018 Nelson NZ

The Embroiderer Auckland NZ

 

MAREE TALBOT

 
Elizabethan Casket is Maree's signature
piece, consisting of separately worked panels on a linen background primarily using Gumnut Yarns stranded silk 'STARS'.
Elizabethan Needlework Accessories -
use traditional stitches to create miniatures for your sewing box or friends using Gumnut Yarns stranded silk STARS'.
Elizabethan Animals - worked in
detached buttonhole stitch. Use Gumnut Yarns
stranded silk 'STARS' to produce three dimensional, life-like animals.
 
Peacock Splendour - is a typical Elizabethan design featuring a peacock surrounded by coiling stems of gold,
enclosing flowers, insects and small creatures. Stitched using Gumnut Yarns stranded silk 'STARS'
on a linen background, it is the Elizabethan Casket's 'piece de resistance'.
 
Fantasy 1 - featuring a bird under
a fruiting tree of grapes and lily stitched in
Gumnut Yarns
stranded silk 'STARS' is
the first panel on the Casket.
Elizabethan Monogram features a Tudor
rose stitched in Gumnut Yarns stranded
silk 'STARS' embellished with gold and
pearls on a linen background.
Fantasy 2 - another Elizabethan Casket panel,
features a hare under a fruiting tree of
strawberries and lily stitched in
Gumnut Yarns stranded silk 'STARS'.
Tree of Life is the central feature of Maree's Elizabethan Casket lid and is surrounded by an abundance
of small animals, flowers and plants. 'Inside the lid' panel shows a more formal Tree of Life
and both are stitched in Gumnut Yarns stranded silk 'STARS' on a linen background.
Elizabethan Knot Garden Gumnut Yarns
stranded silk 'STARS' are used to create this
design or completed box.
Elizabethan Sweet Bag may be an introduction
to Maree's intricate Elizabethan Casket, using
Gumnut Yarns stranded silk 'STARS'.

Workshop Hosts

Maree will teach the projects above at the locations below.
Please follow link to workshop host to find out more.

AUSTRALIA

Needlework Tours & Cruises Melbourne Victoria

All Threads Embroidery Brisbane Queensland

Embroiderers' Guild Of Western Australia Perth WA

The Embroiderers' Guild Victoria Melbourne Victoria

The Embroiderers' Guild Of South Australia Adelaide South Australia

NEW ZEALAND

ANZEG Conference 2018 Nelson NZ

 

ALISON SNEPP

Dodecanese bag is created using Gumnut
Yarns
stranded silk 'STARS' on unbleached
linen using Rhodian Cross Stitch.
Samite Spot Sampler - counted stitches create geometric shapes, stylised flowers and animals usingGumnut Yarns perlé silk 'BUDS',

Workshop Hosts

Alison will teach the projects above at the locations below.
Please follow link to workshop host to find out more.

AUSTRALIA

The Crewel Gobelin Sydney NSW

All Threads Embroidery Brisbane Queensland

Embroiderers' Guild Of NSW Sydney, NSW

A Stitch in Time Hobart Tasmania

NEW ZEALAND

ANZEG Conference 2018 Nelson NZ

 

JENNY McWHINNEY

The Bobbin Tree Tote Bag
Woodlands Squirrel
Snowflakes
Fox and Chickens

 

Workshop Hosts

Jenny will teach the projects above at the location below. They are now available as kits.
Please follow link to workshop host to find out more.

AUSTRALIA

Inspirations BATB 2018 Adelaide South Australia

While Jenny in not currently teaching the following fantastic projects, but they are all available as kits from The Bobbin Tree

Needles and Pins Needle Case
Market Day

Jenny's first book - Thread Painting primarily uses Gumnut Yarns fine wool 'DAISIES' is still available through Jenny.

 

ALISON COLE

 
Hawthorn and Hummingbird Moth is a
nature study of this little moth and one
of the trees it visits for nectar.
Stitched in many silks, including
Gumnut Yarns stranded silk 'STARS'.
Rambling Clematis is worked in
Gumnut Yarns stranded silk 'STARS'
and English Goldwork threads on a
background of black delustered satin.

Workshop Hosts

Alison will teach the project above at the location below.
Please follow link to workshop host to find out more.

AUSTRALIA

The Embroiderers' Guild Of South Australia Adelaide South Australia

While Alison in not currently teaching the following fantastic Stumpwork projects, they are all available as kits from Alison Cole Embroidery

The Peacock features a stunning
needle-lace tail and sits on a pear tree
stump inside a roundel. It is worked in
a wide range of threads including
Gumnut Yarns stranded silk 'STARS'.'
State of Splendour features a number
of the floral emblems of the United States.
Worked in a range of silks including
Gumnut Yarns stranded silk 'STARS'
on a background of silk satin.




DI FISHER

An English Garden Band Sampler - All seven bands include the use of Gumnut Yarns stranded silk 'STARS'. This arcaded band pattern is worked in a number of counted stitches typical of 17th Century embroidery.

Band 1 - a twisted border encloses a red rose,
Love-in-a-mist flowers, Heartsease or Pansies,
pink flowers and acorns. It measures 20 x 9cms.
Band 2 - features a vase containing a rose, two irises,
and stems of grapes or 'wands'. Above and below
there are two small strawberry patterns.
Band 3 - adapted, with kind permission, it features
an eight-pointed star pattern with acorns,
oak leaves, borage flowers and strawberries.
Band 4 - features a honeysuckle and grape trellis
with roses, acorns and birds and
small pomegranate pattern stitched above.
Band 7 - the perfect band to finish or start the sampler
features two birds facing a central carnation, pomegranates, caterpillars, flowers and thistles.

Workshop Hosts

Di will teach the projects above at the locations below.
Please follow link to workshop host to find out more.

AUSTRALIA

The Embroiderers' Guild Victoria Melbourne Victoria

The Embroiderers' Guild of South Australia Adelaide SA

Embroiderers' Guild Of NSW Sydney NSW

The Embroiderers' Guild, Queensland Brisbane Qld

 

ANGELA DOWER

 
Rock a Bye Mouse - features the cutest of
mice cuddled in a patchwork blanket. Threads
used are primarily Gumnut Yarns fine wool
'DAISIES' and crewel wool 'BLOSSOMS'
Bunny Blanket - designed to be completed
in one day, it is worked in Gumnut Yarns
fine wool 'DAISIES' and perlé silk 'BUDS'
on wool cashmere blanketing.
London Bears - except for a touch of
gold this blanket uses only Gumnut Yarns
fine wool 'DAISIES' and was designed for
the birth of a student's first grandchild.

Workshop Hosts

Angela will teach the projects above at the locations below.
Please follow link to workshop host to find out more.

AUSTRALIA

Bustle & Bows Melbourne Victoria

Romancing The Stitch Studio Melbourne Victoria

 

BEV TULLY


Pink Robins - thread painted, the wrens
have a raised appearance and are
embroidered using mainly Gumnut Yarns
stranded silk 'STARS' and perlé silk 'BUDS'.
Storm over Uluru is a textile embroidery
using layered fabric and Gumnut Yarns stranded silk
'STARS' and perlé silk 'BUDS'
create perspective and atmosphere.

 
The Blue Wren Family is stitched onto linen blend fabric, using mainly Gumnuts Yarns stranded silk 'STARS' and perlé silk 'BUDS'
Gwendoline Alexandrou Iris stitched using Gumnut Yarns fine wool 'DAISIES' on a dark fabric is even more beautiful than real life.
A Garland of Spring is created using a wide array of stitches and threads including Gumnut Yarns
fine wool 'DAISIES' and perlé silk 'BUDS'.

Workshop Hosts

Bev will teach the projects above at the locations below.
Please follow link to workshop host to find out more.

AUSTRALIA

Craftpaks Melbourne Victoria

Mornington Wool & Patchwork Centre Melbourne Victoria

Needlework Tours & Cruises Melbourne Victoria

 

TAETIA McEWEN

Star Light Lampshade is designed to delight
little ones with woodland creatures,
fairy rings and starry skies. Using Gumnut Yarns
stranded silk 'STARS' these elements
are intended to create a visual feast.
Butterfly girl hypercompe scribonia is
one of Taetia's most famous and popular
replicating the actual markings using
Gumnut Yarns stranded silk 'STARS'.

Jaipur Elephant exclusively using Gumnut Yarns stranded silk 'STARS' it resembles the
intricacies of Mehndi skin designs traditionally worked on the hands of Indian women.
Song of Spring, created with Gumnut Yarns stranded silk "STARS' and perlé silk 'BUDS'
depicts a mother bird with nest amidst
beautiful pastel spring flowers.

Workshop Hosts

Taetia will teach the projects above at the locations below.
Please follow link to workshop host to find out more.

AUSTRALIA

Needlework Tours & Cruises Melbourne Victoria

Create In Stitch Adelaide, SA

 

VICTORIA LAINE

 
An Australian Band Sampler - while band samplers
originated in England in the 16th Century, this is a bright,
distinctly Australian sampler. The bands represent the flora
and fauna from every state. It is stitched using mostly
Gumnut Yarns stranded silk 'STARS'.

Workshop Hosts

Victoria will teach the project above at the locations below.
Please follow link to workshop host to find out more.

AUSTRALIA

The Embroiderers' Guild Victoria Melbourne Victoria

Needlework Tours & Cruises Melbourne Victoria

 

DELMA MOORE

 
Proud Owl This stately fellow is stitched on natural
linen using Gumnut Yarns stranded silk 'STARS',
gold thread, beads and spangles..

Workshop Hosts

Delma will teach the project above at the location below.
Please follow link to workshop host to find out more.

AUSTRALIA

Needlework Tours & Cruises Melbourne Victoria

While Delma in not currently teaching the following fantastic Stumpwork projects, they are all available as kits from Blackberry Lane

Rose Jewellery Box This lovely spray of roses
and rosebuds is stitched exclusively using
Gumnut Yarns fine wool 'DAISIES' and stranded
silk 'STARS' on pale green furnishing fabric.
Gumnuts and Blossoms An elegant branch of gumnuts, leaves and blossoms is stitched using Gumnut Yarns stranded silk 'STARS' on champagne silk dupion.
Fairy Wren Stitched mostly in Gumnut Yarns
stranded silk 'STARS'. This delightful little bird is
resting on his branch of Honey Myrtle on a
background fabric covered in hand dyed organza.

 


 

New Magazine Projects

Some of the world's best published projects incorporate Gumnut Yarns hand dyed Embroidery Threads.
Click on any of the images below to view a larger image.The larger image will open in a new browser window.

Gumnut Yarns does not supply the magazines to complete these projects. They are available through the publishers, newsagents and Needlework and Craft shops.

INSPIRATIONS

ALL Gumnut Yarns hand dyed Embroidery Threads needed to complete these projects are available through Needlework and Craft Shops

No. 100

'Join cheeky Monet and his prickly friend Hugo the hedgehog on a fun new adventure in this charming embroidered children's book.' It tells the story of the two friends' journey to a nearby pond to catch fish. Jenny McWhinney has stitched this project with silk, cotton and metallic threads including Gumnut Yarns stranded silk 'STARS'.

A kit for this beautiful project is available through Jenny McWhinney

No. 100

'Elegant loops and twirling tails of blue-violet ribbon crown the floral wreath on this superb blanket. Designed by Carolyn Pearce, it is stitched with a wide array of threads including Gumnut Yarns fine wool 'DAISIES' and stranded silk 'STARS'.

No. 99

'A vibrant palette of silk and the sparkle of silver and gold metallic threads come together to create this delightful little bag, designed by Victoria Laine. Inspired by the lavishly embroidered sweete' bags of the 16th and 17th centuries', it is worked with a different design on each side using 25 shades of Gumnut Yarns stranded silk 'STARS'.

No. 98

'Inspired by the whimsical and fantastic small embroidered bags of the 16th and 17th centuries, Victoria Laine has created this endearing little frog purse' worked in needlelace using mainly Gumnut Yarns stranded silk 'STARS'. Worn hung by a cord from the waist purse designs were inspired by the natural world.

Images reproduced courtesy of Inspirations


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New Needlework Designs

Gumnut Yarns hand-dyed Embroidery Threads are used in many published designs. In this new section we list many of these.
Gumnut Yarns does not supply any of these designs/kits. They are available through most of our USA and some of our Australian stockists of our threads.

Finger Step Designs
by Susan Jones
Ornamental Mittens

Twelve needlepoint mittens some stitched in Gumnut Yarns
perlé silk 'BUDS' and crewel wool 'BLOSSOMS'.

© 2018 Finger Step Designs by Susan Jones
Custom House of Needle Arts - Glastonbury, CT 06033

 

All Wrapped Up

Many patterns, stitched over an area large enough to actually see the pattern,
begin to resemble gift paper used to wrap Christmas and other presents.

This booklet gathers 25 of these stitch patterns
and presents them as a small sampler, stitched in holiday colours.

Front cover model on 18 count white mono canvas
Stitched with Gumnut Yarns wool/silk 'POPPIES' and perlé silk 'BUDS'

© 2017 Finger Step Designs by Susan Jones
Custom House of Needle Arts - Glastonbury, CT 06033

 

16 Stitch Patterns

The 16 stitch patterns look very different depending on the weight of the thread used.

Model on 18 count Santa Fe Sage mono canvas
Stitched with Gumnut Yarns silk/wool 'POPPIES' and DMC floss

© 2017 Finger Step Designs by Susan Jones
Custom House of Needle Arts - Glastonbury, CT 06033

 

The Patterned Tent
A collection of two and three colour tent-stitched patterns.
This project pack shows how much fun the most basic unit of needlepoint stitching can be.
The 28 pages in this package contain 5 project instructions and 149 stitch patterns.

Cover project on 18 count light blue mono canvas
Stitched with Gumnut Yarns perlé silk 'BUDS'

© 2015 Finger Step Designs by Susan Jones
Custom House of Needle Arts - Glastonbury, CT 06033

To see more Needlework Designs click here


 

New Books

Gumnut Yarns does not supply any of these books. They are generally available through Needlework and Craft shops, book shops or the publishers.

Home Sweet Home A Passion for Needlework - Factoria V11

One of the many beautiful designs in this book is Julie Kniedl's Red Currants. 'Luscious three-dimensional berries and leaves are worked in' fine wool 'DAISIES".

Published by Inspirations
© Julie Kniedl

 

 

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