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Guild members who wish to advance their skills and knowledge for their own personal development and satisfaction can undertake a course of independent study with the help of a mentor and submit folios for assessment. Courses are available as follows:

Certificate of General Embroidery – Hand

This certificate provides an overview of the most common hand embroidery techniques. Participants are not expected to study these in depth, but to gain a broad overview of each technique. The techniques studied are:

  • Hardanger
  • Pulled Fabric
  • Drawn Thread
  • Cross Stitch
  • Black Work
  • Canvas Work
  • Crewel Work

The techniques listed above are included in this Certificate as they are the basis of most embroideries. Crewel work, although it is a particular style of embroidery in its own right, is included here as it includes most surface embroidery stitches.

Students are required to submit a folio for assessment, with a chapter on each of the above techniques.

For further information contact the Guild Office at admin@nullembroiderersguildwa.org.au. Your enquiry will be forwarded to the Certificate Coordinator.

Certificate of General Embroidery – Machine

This certificate includes the following techniques:

  • Basic Machine Techniques
  • Design Transfer and Colouring
  • Thread Painting
  • Pulled Thread, Lace and Cutwork
  • Surface Decoration
  • Applique
  • Fabric Manipulation

Students are required to submit a folio for assessment, with a chapter on each of the above techniques.

For further information contact the Guild Office at admin@nullembroiderersguildwa.org.au. Your enquiry will be forwarded to the Certificate Coordinator.

Specialisation Certificates

Those wishing to advance their skills and knowledge to a high level in a particular technique may undertake a specialisation certificate. This will involve a course of independent study with the aid of a mentor who is recognised as having high level skills in that technique and who can give advice and guidance to the student. The student will complete a folio for assessment. The area of study has to be approved by the Guild’s Education Committee.

For further information contact the Guild Office at admin@nullembroiderersguildwa.org.au. Your enquiry will be forwarded to the Certificate Coordinator.

Teacher Accreditation

The Guild also has a Teacher Accreditation Programme for those who want to teach embroidery.

The Program includes 5 units:

  • Foundations of Embroidery 1 – Basic Stitches
  • Foundations 2 – Construction Techniques
  • Creative Design
  • Certificate of General Embroidery – Hand or Machine
  • Basic Teaching Skills

The units can be completed in any order. Students who successfully complete all units will be awarded an Embroiderers’ Guild of WA Teaching Certificate. Some exemptions may be available.

For further information contact the Guild Office at admin@nullembroiderersguildwa.org.au. Your enquiry will be forwarded to the Certificate Coordinator.

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