Retreats and Workshops

Majestic Merino is pleased to announce the list of Retreat Workshops for 2019.
These workshops will provide a wide choice of different styles of creativity for your enjoyment and learning experience.  The workshops take place either in the home studio of Majestic Merino or in the local community hall, depending on the facilities required for each class. Accommodation is available nearby at the Nornalup Riverside Chalets or Riverside Retreat or other alternatives to suit the size of the group participating. Morning tea is provided, all other meals are self cater. The Nornabar is open for lunch, and dinner (weekends only). Lunches are also available from the Tingles Bakehouse (November to May). 
The following courses will be on offer with the dates either as shown or for future skills, as the tutors and topics are finalised. PLEASE NOTE BOOKING CLOSE DATES. INSUFFICIENT BOOKINGS WILL RESULT IN THE WORKSHOP BEING CANCELLED. 
  • By Arrangement - Embroidery Basics with Gail Guthrie -  learn all the basic surface stitches to create that masterpiece or embroider that quilt, be it crazy patchwork, Candlewicking or embroidered panels. For those undertaking the Foundations One Embroiderers’ Guild Course, this satisfies the stitches required for your stitch sampler—a great ready reference for the future. $50 per session. 3 Sessions are required to do the full set of listed stitches in the 3 groups of Straight Stitches, Looped Stitches and Knots. Canvas work stitches can also be covered. 
  • Day classes available or choose a weekend by mutual agreement. 
  • February 2019: Sketch to Stitch with Gail Guthrie - Know all these stitches but not sure where to use them or how to develop your own design. Come and learn how to take your photo or sketch from a line on a piece of paper to an embroidery with character. Embroidery Basics (learning all the basic stitches of embroidery) can also be accommodated at this course. DEFERRED TO FEBRUARY 2019
  • March 2019: Rug Making with Gail Guthrie. Learn the different methods of creating rugs, pulled, latch-hooking & punch rugging and start a seat cover in one of these methods. NOTE DATE CHANGE - BOOKINGS CLOSE 19th OCT.


  • April 2019: Stumpwork Embroidery with Gail Guthrie. Create a 3D embroidery of the Ficifolia (Red Flowering Gum).  Basic Embroidery knowledge preferred. BOOKINGS CLOSE 31ST OCTOBER


  • 16th to 19th May 2019: Freeform Knit & Crochet with Prudence Mapstone. BOOKINGS NOW OPEN Full details to come shortly. Book early so as not to miss out. Creat Scrumbles and more from this very talented lady from the east. 



  • Embroidery - Advanced including Surface and 3D,  Blackwork and Canvaswork, Landscape Embroidery. 
  • Crochet
  • Felting with Wendy Bailye -2020
  • Have a craft you would like to learn but can't find a class, contact us and we will try to supply one. 
Minimum numbers will apply for each workshop to run. 
Please register your interest by completing the Contact Form and we will contact you with more details.
If you are a teacher / artist and would like to conduct a workshop, please contact us for future programming. We are keen to provide a wide range of experiences for our clients. 

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