Bustle & Bows has a  separate private classroom located at the rear of the shop where students can enjoy their lesson in a relaxed friendly atmosphere. The adjoining courtyard provides a tranquil spot for lunch or a coffee break between stitching.

We are very proud to offer our students a wide variety of classes and a selection of over 30 regular teachers from around Australia who are passionate about their embroidery and happily share their knowledge and creative talents with their students.

Our classes are scheduled in advance for a twelve month period and include; Stumpwork, Wool Embroidery, Ribbon Embroidery, Thread Painting, Smocking & Heirloom Sewing, Crewel & Surface Embroidery, Goldwork, Felting, Crochet, and Children’s Classes.

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Our Classroom

Happy Class Members

*NEW FOR 2015

TUTOR MICHELLE THOMPSON (click here for full detail)

We are thrilled to introduce our newest tutor.  Michelle has a broad experience

of sewing skills and can help beginners through to experienced students.

  • Wednesday Sewing once a month


TUTOR MARGARET LEE (Click here for full details

  • Chinese 'Su' Emboidery

*NEW FOR 2015

  • Bead Class

TUTOR KYLIE HAWKINS (Click here for full details)

  • Childrens - Junior & Teenage School Holiday Classes


TUTOR JENNY McWHINNEY (Click here for full details)

  • Thread Painting

TUTOR NOLA STERLING (click here for full details)

  • Traditional Japanese Origami Fabric Folding


TUTOR TRISH HARPER (Click here for full details)

  • Embroidered Patchwork Quilts


TUTOR JAN KERTON (click here for full details)

Jan specializes in stumpwork embroidery, but is happy to assist students with any project in these sessions, be it a new design or an unfinished project. Classes are flexible so that students can book in to as many sessions as they require.

  • Tuesday ‘Sit & Stitch’
  • Wednesday 'Sit & Stitch'
  • Thursday 'Sit & Stitch'
  • Saturday 'Sit & Stitch'

TUTOR CATHERINE HOWELL (click here for full details)

Catherine has a unique style and is a true artist. Her dear little animal designs delight all and she has many talents that she is happy to share with students in these workshops. She specializes in wool, crewel and ribbon embroidery.

  • Friday 'Sit & Stitch'

TUTOR ANGELA DOWER (click here for full details)

  • Sculptured Bunny or Bluebirds Blanket


TUTOR SHIRLEY SINCLAIR (click here for full details)

Shirley specializes in ribbon embroidery, wool embroidery and is available to help with many other embroidery styles. Bring along your 'UFO's or start something new!

  • Tuesday 'Sit & Stitch'

TUTOR ANN FOREHAN (click here for full details)

  • Casual Smocking/Heirloom Workshops

TUTOR ALISON COLE (click here for full details)

  • Casual Stumpwork/Goldwork Workshops
  • Bella's Neddlecase

MAUREEN TARNOK (click here for full details)

You may have seen some of Maureens designs featured in 'Embroidery & Crosstitch' magazine. Maureen uses some very clever techniques to transform a range of threads, ribbons and textiles into wonderful three dimensional scenes.

Take a look at some of her designs!

  • Casual Embroidery Workshops

TUTOR JUDY WISE (click here for full details)

  • Casual Wet Felting Workshops
  • Nuno Felted Jacket Workshops

TUTOR GLYNIS NOTT (click here for full details)

  • Needle Felted Fleece Dog
  • Needle Felted Bear
  • Needle Felted Giraffe


TUTOR ANNIE HUNTLEY (click here for full details)

  • Stumpwork Wren & Grasshopper
  • Bella's Needle Case 


TUTOR KUMI CLAYTON (click here for full details)

  • Japanese Flower Making (Tsu Ma Mi Zaiku)


TUTOR ANA MALLAH (click here for full details)

  • Casual embroidery classes







(click here to download a class booking request form)