Botanical Embroidery


Botanical Embroidery


SUNDAY 25th NOVEMBER 10am - 4pm

Learn to embroider beautiful embroidery botanical patterns using traditional techniques, guided by Jessica Allison.


Jessica Allison is a Sydney-based seamstress and costume maker. Her love of embroidery began when she found and completed a Sturt Desert pea cross-stitch started by her mother before she was born. Since then Jessica has explored and practiced embroidery as a mindful and meditative craft, and her projects often combine her passion for botany, handcrafts and women’s history.


You will learn a variety on embroidery stitches and techniques, and then explore how they can be used to depict native Australian wildflowers. We will create samplers of different wildflowers, and then learn how to arrange these designs to embellish an existing piece of clothing, hat, or bag. Bring along a fabric item (clothing, hat, bag, ect) that you would like to embellish to start your own wildflower embroidery project. Workshop suitable for complete beginners to more experiences stitchers - all welcome! THIS WORKSHOP INCLUDES

Materials include basic embroidery kit (for students to keep), a selection of threads, linen fabric and an instruction booklet. Students will leave with the skills, materials and inspiration to continue exploring embroidery, as well as the samplers created in class and the beginning of their own project.


$140 includes all tuition, materials, refreshments and a long table lunch in the garden.

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