Last weekend, seven participants gathered at Walcha Handmade for a Mountmellick Embroidery Workshop with Walcha-based embroidery teacher and author, Yvette Stanton.
"We had a great weekend exploring the stitches and techniques of Mountmellick, which is a style of whitework embroidery from Ireland," Yvette said.
"Participants had the choice of two projects, either a cushion or a pincushion, and as well as learning the stitches, they made a good start on their project.
"There was some beautiful embroidery made in the class, and some were overjoyed to master difficult stitches they had never been successful with before.
"With its lovely creative atmosphere and warming fire in the studio, Walcha Handmade is such a great venue for classes like these."
The Bush Patissier provided delicious morning teas, and class participants and their companions joined together for a meal on Saturday night at a local eatery.
Some of the participants had come from as far away as Leeton and Nowra, and some were locals.
One participant from Melbourne was unfortunately unable to take part due to Victoria's snap lockdown.
Yvette's next class at Walcha Handmade will be a Smyg Pattern Darning Workshop at the end of July.
Smyg is a beautiful style of embroidery from Norway, based on simple running stitch.
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