Card Wallet Blooms – Margaret Lee

CLASS FULL – Please register for the waitlist via the registration form below

Ōtepoti Dunedin Embroidery School 2023
18 & 19 March 2023

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This project is a good introductory project for those new to this style of embroidery. It introduces basic foundational technique for Japanese bead embroidery – a straight stitch with a single or multiple beads. Often the simplest detail can also be the most challenging. The card wallet has 10 card compartments and the inner section is constructed with real leather and quality specialist fabric for the compartments. There are 3 colour options being offered:

Brick coloured background and inner as per sample photo 

Dark Blue/black background with pink and blue flowers  with black coloured inner and zip

Dark Blue/black background with red and blue flowers with black coloured  inner and zip

Techniques used: Single stitches with one or multiple beads – Line of held Thread – Separated single layer – Line of staggered diagonals – Scatter Effect technique 1-Singles

Size: 11.5cm(w) x 8cm(l) x 2cm (Depth)  Embroidered  area: 17cm x 11cm.

Level of skill required: All Levels

Tutor Profile
Margaret is a specialist teacher of Asian embroidery. She learnt, and practised, Chinese embroidery from a young age in the traditional Chinese way. In the mid-90’s Margaret moved to Australia with her family. Following this seachange, she studied Traditional Japanese Embroidery and gained international teacher accreditation from the Japanese Embroidery Centre, (the international arm of Kurenai Kai Ltd, Japan) in Traditional Japanese Embroidery and Japanese Bead Embroidery. Margaret’s works have been exhibited in Australia and by special invitation, her works were exhibited in Paris in 2015. Margaret is an author of 3 books with a further 2 further in the pipeline. Margaret is based in Adelaide and with teaching assignments both in Australia and internationally, Margaret enjoys sharing her passion and knowledge in these traditional art forms with the aim of passing them on in their best tradition and facilitating a deeper understanding of their historical significance.

Registration Cost:         $150.00 class fee

Kit Cost:                        AUD 80.00 and includes the wallet structure, beads, threads and Instructions.

A Needs List, if required, will also be provided upon registration confirmation and payment.