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3D Wren Workshop

Tutor Jenny Adin-Christie from UK

July 11 - 14 2017
Place Our Lady of Fatima Church Hall, 10 Foss Street, Palmyra
Time 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

You will create a three-dimensional bird; a tiny wren inspired by the ingenious techniques and novelty needlework items of the 17th century. The wren forms an etui, with space for thimble, a thread cutter in the beak, and flannel needle book pages beneath its wings. The legs and beak are hand cast in solid bronze. The body itself is created using a pre made 3D printed form.

The wren uses a range of traditional raised work techniques with the addition of some new ideas! We will combine needlelace, wired 3D shapes, goldwork, crewel work and surface stitch, on a base of British wool tweeds and baize.

The wren stands as a piece in its own right. However, if desired you may purchase a further project pack to allow you to embroider a mossy hillock for the wren to sit upon, including emery filled pin cushion and space for etui scissors. You may also pre order a hand-made wooden base with or without retractable tape measure mechanism with brass turning dial.



Send a completed enrolment form with the full fee or a non-refundable $20 deposit (by cheque, money order or credit card details), and a business sized stamped self-addressed envelope to:

The Workshop Registrar
The Embroiderers’ Guild of WA (Inc)
PO Box 85

You may also scan and email the completed enrolment form to

Download: Workshop Enrolment Form


Kit Inclusion

  • The kit for the Wren Etui itself: £140 (includes everything except thimble) ($224) + postage
  • Optional extra kit for the Mossy Hillock (excluding wooden base): £50 ($80)
  • Optional wooden base WITHOUT tape measure mechanism and tape: £45 ($72)
  • Optional wooden base WITH tape measure: £65 ($105)
  • Tiny etui scissors £7.50 ($12)
Cost $280.00 (Members), $350.00 (Non-Members)
Registrations Close May 30 2017
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