Teaching Schedule & Class Requirements

Dear Readers

Thank you for your interest in my work and enthusiasm to create with me. I am thrilled to be teaching more of my textile art classes again along with several other scheduled projects. The first six months of 2017 is proving to be a busy.  The  ‘Sit & Stitch @ The Studio schedule has been published and I have several engagements between now and June including interstate appointments and the Australian Quilt Convention and Expo (AQC) in April.

My new web site is soon to be launched where I will have a dedicated Events and Teaching schedule page aimed to inform you where I will teaching.  Please see below a tentative outline of my teaching schedule to date. As the second half of the year progresses there will be confirmation of other courses on offer, so stay posted. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any queries (see contact details below). I also travel to teach by arrangement however numbers of participants determine confirmation. I am happy to discuss and negotiate workshop fees.

If you are booking in to any of my classes please refer to the Class requirements list below or contact me  or the host venue for more details. Approx. 2-3 weeks prior to scheduled classes I send out an email so please make sure you have requested to put your name on my email register so that you receive up to date information about what to bring.

Once again many thanks for your wonderful feedback and  ongoing support. I look forward to your company during 2017.  

Much love and creativity 





Margie & Bert Design Studio 5 Cameron St. Clunes VIC 3370 margieandbert.com Monday 10 am – 5.pm $5 – Kits, patterns, fabrics, notions & art resources additional cost
Tuesday 10 – 5.pm
DISCRETE SKILLS TEXTILE ART CLASSES Margie & Bert Design Studio 5 Cameron St. Clunes VIC 3370 margieandbert.com Dates to TBA –

10 am – 5 pm Refer to Newsletter

$75 – per day
MAKING ART WITH TEXTILES Millrose Quilting Gallery                                92 Inglis St Ballan VIC 3342 millrosecottage.com.au


Every second Tuesday of the month 10 – 4pm



Enquire to agency – Kits and frames additional cost


Embroidery Den                          521 Highett Rd Highett VIC 3190         embroideryden.com.au Dates to TBA – Refer to Newsletter
Treehouse Textiles                       2B Empire St Mornington VIC 3931               treehousetextiles.com 7 – 8th April                 10 am – 3 pm
Precious Time Fabrics   & Quilts

29 David St Toowoomba QLD 4350

25 – 26th March


Quiltsmith 75 Nelson St, Annandale NSW 2038 quiltsmith.com.au


10th – 11th June Enquire to Quiltsmith – Kits and frames additional cost
Queen of Fabric

Brighton VIC

*** New store opening

Dates to TBA – Refer to Newsletter TBA
A FLORAL STILL LIFE AQC and Expo                       Exhibition Building Carlton VIC   aqc.com.au


22nd April Kits and frames additional cost




‘Making Art With Textiles’ – Requirements

Finished Size – Variable – Personal choice

In this workshop you will produce pieces of textile art that can be variable in size and used/displayed in a variety of ways. For example if your work is smaller in size you may use them as a gift card/s or a mini canvas. If you choose to complete a larger piece of work it would be very suitable for framing. You can also apply your work to soft furnishings such as  art quilts,  pillows, chair covers etc. It is a versatile technique that also has a variety of applications in fashion such as bags and border designs on skirts

Materials – The beauty of making art with textiles is you often use what is available to you and do not to go and purchase extras. Re-purposing left over pieces of fabric, fibres (e.g. paper) and items you have in your basic sewing kit are adequate to produce a lovely piece of work. However there a some basic things you will need to bring to class. They are as follows;

  • A range of embroidery threads – This may include regular sewing machine threads, DMC Cotton Perle, wool, linen, silk and even some string for added texture.
  • Water soluble fabric glue
  • Marking tools, tailors chalk, white pencil,/marker, fabric pencil, water soluble marker
  • Fabric scissors
  • General purpose scissors
  • Fine point embroidery scissors
  • Embroidery needles (of your choice)
  • Short applique pins
  • Sewing machine with a darning foot. (** Bring instructions manual and/or have good working knowledge of your machine
  • Black cotton/polyester thread (or colour of choice)


  • A favourite printed fabrics from your left overs basket (your choice of colour/s)
  • Something special (an old piece of linen/fabric e.g. doilies, a handkerchief, tea towel, tablecloth, dress)
  • Freezer paper approx. 10” x 10”
  • Iron on fusible webbing approx.10” x 10”



Name: Christine Lethlean

Email: margieandbertstudio@gmail.com

F/Book: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Margie-and-Bert-Studio/543557625726950

Web: margieandbert.com

Instagram: @margieandbert

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