Saturday, June 23, 2012

Sophie Digard Delivery

Our recent winter Sophie Digard delivery is possibly even more beautiful than we had imagined it might be. We placed our order months ago and since then the incredibly talented women who create Sophie Digard's wonderful designs have been busy crocheting and embroidering these little works of art. There are still a few pieces on the way, the gloves are due in another week or so, along with some other new designs. It is probably just as well as I don't think the cabinets at l'uccello can take much more.
We have had so much new stock arrive recently it is starting to take over, our new range of Presencia stranded embroidery floss for example, with 400 colours is not so much a display unit as a tower of thread, delicious colours in finest Egyptian cotton. We also received our order of velvet flowers, leaves and fruits that had been languishing in customs. In amongst it all we have had the lovely people from Channel Nine's Postcards show in to do a story about us, very exciting, but I have to admit I was a bit nervous, it should be on this Sunday. We have also finally gotten around to sending out our newsletter, hope you got one, if not let us know if you would like to be on the mailing list.
We have been taking endless photos for the online store, sometimes it seems there is no progress, until I have a look through them all, they are looking quite lovely. I can't wait to have all the descriptions done so we can start loading it all in and see it all come together.
The following photos are only part of our Sophie Digard collection, I will try to post more images soon. I will post lots of pictures in a few days of all the new threads, flowers, Tiny Owl knitting patterns and vintage buckles and buttons.

If you are looking for the class timetable, scroll down it is just below this post.

Have a great weekend x

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

A studio timetable at last!

Robyne Melia embroidery class - Robbie Burns Kit

Original design by Robyne, the kit will include a hand drawn pattern on silk, threads and vintage ribbon. Over the two days this romantic and charming piece will be a great introduction to a variety of lovely stitches and techniques.
 Classes are held in our comfortable and light filled studio on the 4th floor, in a fun, creative and supportive atmosphere. 

Saturday 30th June & 1st July10 am - 3.30 pm
 $170 which includes tuition, Robbie Burns kit and morning & afternoon tea.

Christmas in July, Victorian Paper Christmas Decorations

Get started on your decorations, cards and gifts with this fun class in Victorian style paper decorations. We use a variety of materials including traditional Dresden papers, crepe paper, authentic Victorian paper scraps, vintage sheet music, postcards & reproductions and of course lots of glitter and tinsel. Morning tea will include delicious Christmas style treats and there may even be the odd Christmas carol.

$65 including tuition, all materials and morning tea
Saturday July 14th  10am - 1pm
Tuesday July 24th 10am - 1pm

Robyne Melia Crazy Patchwork Workshop Series.

Robyne's traditional Victorian style crazy patchwork is world renowned and her passion and generosity as a tutor make her classes a whirlwind of inspiration, colour, beautiful stitches and fun.
The 4 classes are structured with a break after the first week to give everyone time to stitch down their foundation pieces. Bring your own stash of silks, velvets or other favourite pieces and we will provide a table of silks and velvets to add to it as inspiration takes you (don't worry if you don't have a stash there will be plenty available for you to chose from.)  We will also provide a wide range of threads to choose from and the prewashed calico foundation. All you need to bring along with your stash is your sewing kit. As always morning and afternoon tea is also included.

Saturday 4th August,  Saturday 18th August, Saturday 25th August, Saturday 1st September 
All classes are from 10am - 3.30pm.

Robyne Melia Extra Saturdays

Extra Saturdays are an unstructured class where students from Robyne's other work shops can come back for more guidance in finishing any of their pieces or to learn new stitches and techniques.
A variety of materials will be available should you need them and of course sweeties, tea and coffee.

Saturday 8th September 10am - 3.30pm $65
Saturday 20th October 10am - 3.30pm $65

Robyne Melia 1 day Workshop with Swallow Kit

This one day workshop with get you stitching this beautiful bird surrounded with delicate tracery. Robyne will provide kits that include hand drawn designs on silk and threads. Held in our lovely studio with views over the city and towards the Botanical Gardens this sweet little bird will be a great launch into Spring.

Saturday 22nd September 10am - 3.30pm
$95 includes kit and morning & afternoon tea.