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Blog > The Countdown is on! BATB 2020

 

The Countdown Is On | BATB 2020

   

Don’t miss out! Why not join me in Australia in October? It's so much fun!

In a few days’ time, the bookings open for this world-class event in Australia.

I will be teaching three workshops at BATB 2020 and registration opens on 3rd February 2020.

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I am so looking forward to this year’s BATB convention. The dates are: 30th September to 7th Oct 2020

I made three exclusive designs for this event and I just know that you will love learning all the new techniques and the ideas that will follow.

You can choose to join one or two or all three workshops, whatever you decide, you’ll be sure to have lots of fun!

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Two-day Workshop. Class 55 Wild Wood Anemones

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Two-day Workshop. Class 55 Wild Wood Anemones

 

Learn how to create a gorgeous three-dimensional design with silk and organza ribbons, featuring Wild Wood Anemones and leaves. You will learn how to create the lovely design below and you can also use these techniques to create all sorts of other flower applications that are popular with dress-designers and milliners.

Dimensions of the design: 13cm (5 1/8") square

Kit Cost: AU$99

Kit Includes Fabric with pre-printed watercolour design, pre-printed fabric for stumpwork, backing fabric, tulle for flowers, water-soluble fabric, embroidery threads, ribbons, appliqué paper, woolly fibres, needles and stitching guide.

RIBBON & SURFACE EMBROIDERY – Suitable for all levels, beginners are welcome.

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This is the design that you will be creating in the two-day workshop (Class 55) using interesting new techniques...

Click on the image to enlarge

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One-day Workshop. Class 56 April Flowers

   

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One-day Workshop. Class 56 April Flowers

  Learn how to make five beautiful wildflowers in silk ribbon: Musk Mallows, Moon Daisies, Field Scabious, Bird's-foot trefoil and Garden Vetch. Learn how to work with silk ribbon and how to create life-like flowers. Di will show you how to make hoop art with these wildflowers and how to create a posy of wildflowers in a glass jam jar. Dimensions: Watercolour print: 12.5cm x 14cm (5" x 5 1/2"), Hoop art: 15cm (6") diameter Kit Cost: AU$99 Kit Includes Ribbons, cotton embroidery threads, pre-printed fabric, backing fabric, woolly fibre, metallic embroidery thread, needles and stitching guide. RIBBON & SURFACE EMBROIDERY – Suitable for all levels, beginners are welcome.    

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Three-day Workshop. Class 57  Primrose and Violets

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Three-day Workshop. Class 57  Primrose and Violets

  In this workshop, you will learn how to make a three-dimensional design incorporating pretty Primroses and Violets using various techniques, including stumpwork and silk ribbon embroidery. Use the techniques that you learn to create life-like flowers for new projects and enhance clothes, hair accessories, bags, knitted and crochet items. Dimensions: 15cm x 12.5cm wide (6" x 5") Kit Cost: AU$127 Kit Includes Fabric with pre-printed watercolour design, pre-printed fabric for stumpwork, backing fabric, tulle for flowers, water-soluble fabric, yarn/cotton/metallic embroidery threads, wires, ribbons, woolly fibres, beads, stamens, lilac x 3, needles and stitching guide. RIBBON & SURFACE EMBROIDERY – Suitable for all levels, beginners are welcome.     Class57-Di-vanNiekerk-BATB2020      

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How to book on Monday 3rd Feb

    Visit the website at 9 am Australian CDT on Monday 3rd Feb and look for the REGISTER button.     When registering online, a form will guide you through a series of questions to answer before securing your booking. To help make this as quick and easy as possible, here is some of the information you’ll need to know in advance: - Which days you are coming and which classes you’d like to attend - Any special events you’re attending and the number of tickets required - If booking accommodation at Westminster School or the Marion Hotel, which room type you’d like and dates you’re staying - When booking shared accommodation, the names of any travel partners joining you - Credit card details at the ready     Visit the website www.beatingaroundthebush.com.au at 9 am Australian CDT on Monday 3rd Feb and look for the REGISTER button. On registration day getting through to their office via phone is extremely difficult, so for any questions or help you may need, the quickest way to get a response is to emaibatb@inspirationsstudios.com and someone from their team will reply ASAP.     I look forward to seeing you in Adelaide! We will stitch and learn and laugh together in October!    See more pictures below.   Click on the images to enlarge.    

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  Pictures above and below are from Class 55 - a two-day workshop. Wild Wood Anemones...  

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    The picture below is from Class 57 - a 3-day workshop Primrose and Violets    

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The picture below is from Class 56 - April Flowers. A 1-day workshop. 

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Hope to see you there!

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