Extinct Splendour with Maree Burnnand

Ōtepoti Dunedin Embroidery School 2022
10 & 11 September 2022

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In memory of the Huia bird, a breed that was too striking for its own good but also failed to adapt to the changes of its landscape.

In this metal thread worshop students will choose between a black or gold colourway. The black depicting more what the feather looked like.

A variety of metal thread techniques are expored in this piece – couching and Italian couching, cutwork over soft cotton padding, ‘s’ing, chip work and basket weave to create the iconic tail feather of the Huia with its distinctive white tip.

While the piece will not be finished in class all techniques will be covered and comprehensive notes are included in the kit. This class is most suited to intermediate and above stitchers but it is a good way to experience metal thread work for the first time.

Techniques used: Metal thread embroidery
Size: 11.5cm x 18cm
Level of skill required: All levels

Tutor Profile
All of her life Maree has been interested in textiles and embroidery. She graduated with a Diploma of Fashion and Textile Design from Wanganui Regional Community Polytechnic in 1995.

A traditional embroidery technique specialist, Maree has spent 10 years developing and refining her style of Or Nué, exploring goldwork and looking at 17th century stumpwork. Through this research she confidently shares her knowledge and passion for these techniques.

Registration Cost:                          $150.00 class fee

Kit Cost:                                          $60.00 (black) or $65 (gold)

A Needs List will also be provided upon registration.

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