Upcoming Saturday Workshop 3rd August ANZEG resource folios 

Assisi ANZEG Resource Folio No. 2 Tutor: Glen Bryant 

We will be stitching a charming Assisi motif using counted thread stitches. There will be a choice of designs. You might not complete large designs in the morning session. You could use the finished work on a card, needlecase or small item. In recent years a modern approach to Assisi embroidery has been developed so try something new if you dare. 


Evenweave linen, 25 – 32 count is suggested which you can see to work with, about 20cm square. You could use aida cloth. 

Two contrasting coloured threads, floss or perle, weight to match that of your linen fabric. As a guide thickness of thread = thickness of fabric thread. Traditional colours are red, blue. green, yellow, brown, and black 

Tapestry needle to match thread Normal sewing kit Small embroidery hoop, if you like to use one 

Preparation: Mark the centre of your fabric with tacking in a light thread. You may stitch over 2 threads or 3, tack accordingly. The designs will be about 10cm x 10cm depending on the fabric you choose and the number of threads you work over. 

Glen Bryant 818 8314 

Velvet and Felt Bag ANZEG Resource Folio No. 47 Tutor: Wendy Mays 

Needs List: 

Wool felt 22x35 cm Silk velvet 25x30 cm 

Lining fabric 25x30 cm 

Lightweight iron-on vilene 25x30 cm 

Threads: Silk; DMS stranded; Perle - plain and variegated Silk Ribbons - 10mm and 15mm Organza Ribbon 

Beads - various, coloured

small Dome fastener - approx. 10mm 

Your usual sewing kit;

Fabric scissors

A fine marking pen 

Saturday 7 Sept & Sat October 5th Practical Mounting Workshops

Tutors: Elizabeth Adams & Diana Barker

Bring a piece of your own work and learn how to mount it ready to frame using the Royal School of Needlework method  (as shown by Jo Dixey) and/or by lacing. No charge for the workshop. Materials at cost.

ANZEG Northern North Island Region – Classes for 2019


July 25th (Thurs) Counties 1-day   Gelli Plate Printing    PP1

July 27th (Sat) East Auckland 1-day   Hundertwasser    PP3

September 14th (Sat)   Hibiscus Coast 1-day Gelli Plate Printing    PP1

September 15th (Sun)  Hibiscus Coast 1-day Hundertwasser    PP3

Registrations for these classes will be opened on June 1st.

If any class is oversubscribed, places will be drawn by ballot. Participants will be notified by email to confirm their place in the class by June 7th and be required to pay the class fee by June 14th to secure the place.


Counties Papakura Bowling Club (cnr Green & Elliott Sts) East Auckland                                                            

East Auckland St Columba Church Hall, Botany Downs

North Shore, Hibiscus Coast, Warkworth Guild classes in September Estuary Arts, Orewa

Tassel Making Workshop at  Embroiderers’ & Lacemakers’ Guild 

 Sunday October 6th, 8.00 to 3.30pm 

Tutor: Margaret Douglas 

Cost: $40 including some materials 

Needs to be advised Contact Diane Dunkin, email,   phone 07 960 1681 to register 

'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