'Journey in Stitching' with Robyn Hart

If you are interested in learning to stitch, creating a new project or just completing an unfinished project you are invited to join Robyn on Thursdays from 10am to 12 at the Textile Arts Centre, 25 Poronui St Mt Eden.

Robyn is happy to tutor beginners, provide projects for more experienced embroiderers, and assist those who have unfinished projects.

Classes will generally run through school term times, at a cost of $10 per session or $80 for a term.

Please direct enquiries to Robyn :- email phone 6233263 / 0211551465

Saturday 5 May 2018 Meeting

NB the Sat meetings are now on the first Saturday of the month so...

The next meeting is Saturday 5 May 10am - 3.30pm.  Two workshops will be available 10.30am to 12.30pm

Palestrina Stitch with Robyn Hart

Pattern Darning with Andrea Old

You will learn three different types of pattern Darning; plain, multi coloured and woven. There are several options of each. 

We will not make a particular project but you may choose a pin cushion as in the photo. 


Evenweave linen any light colour. 25-30 count. You need to be able to count the threads. 

Minimum size approx 20cm square

Tapestry needle to suit linen thread count 24-28

Any 3 or 4 colours DMC Stranded. 

Traditional Mat with Small Cutwork Centre, Bullion Border and Plain Hem 

Tutor: Trish Hughes 

When: Saturday & Sunday 9 & 10 June 2018 10am - 3.30pm 

Where: Guild Rooms 

Workshop Cost: $90 + $10 for notes

[28ct, 30ct or 32ct fabric in student’s choice of colour]   

Contact Sarah Ashmore phone 356-7169 or  email for more details.

Conference After Classes in Auckland 

Hazel Blompkamp - Audrey the Ostrich

Phillipa Turnbull - The Jacobean Stag

Details in the AEG Feb 2018 newsletter.

Contact Trish Hughes for bookings (

Two Day 'Getting Started in Design' workshop with Shirley Pygott

This workshop covers the fundamentals of design and is especiallly suitable for those who would like to design their own pieces but don't know where to start.

When: Saturday August 4th and Saturday August 18th, 10am to 3pm each day

Cost: $50 for AEG members thanks to an Education Grant, non AEG members $90 plus a $15 partial kit cost payable on the first day for notes, some art materials, use of printer and simple design tools provided.

Where: AEG Rooms

Contact Sarah Ashmore phone 356-7169 or  email for more details.  After registration a needs list will be provided.

One Day 'Transferring Designs Onto Fabric' workshop with Nola Dicks-Johnston

We will cover quite a few different ways in which designs and images can be transferred onto fabric, everyone should go away having tried several different techniques as this is a very hands on workshop. In order to fully participate in the workshop there will be quite a bit to gather beforehand, but will not be anything too difficult to lay your hands on (eg photocopies of design etc).  Needs list to be provided.

When:Saturday 1st September 

10am to 3pm

Cost: $25 for AEG members thanks to an Education Grant, non AEG members $45

Where: AEG Rooms

Contact Sarah Ashmore phone 356-7169 or  email for more details and registration.

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