Exquisite Embroidery from France

Meet Cecile in her embroidery ‘studio’ – Wednesday to Saturday at the fair

Embroiderer and quilter, creator of exquisite textile pieces and divine stitches, Cécile Franconie, will be our special guest at the fair.

Cécile’s needlework pieces are exquisite combinations of treasured fabric pieces, slivers of silks, linens and prints, snippets of ribbon and exotic threads, layered with a confection of stitches and beads. Details such as crocheted edgings and beaded tassels provide perfect finishing touches.

The overall results demand closer inspection – the unexpected combinations are an absolute delight to anyone with a love of textiles and are sure to inspire you to think differently.

Meet Cécile and enjoy an exhibition of her work – hand embroidered bags, needlebooks, many small items as well as some wonderful quilts. See more about Cécile on her blog at www.facilececile.com

Cécile will teach one class only on Sunday June 26, an all-day class where she will share her charming style and clever techniques. UPDATE: Class now sold out.

If you love embroidery and stitching, don’t miss this!

Cecile’s latest book Les Fantaisies quiltées and brodées, will be available at the QuiltMania, Stand J70 at the fair.

Thanks to QuiltMania for assistance with this display.




One Day Workshop – SOLD OUT

Join French designer Cécile Franconie for a one-day workshop where you will embroider a French Garden needlebook. Cécile will share her exquisite techniques and you will not only create the project but you will get an insight into her charming French style, use of materials, combinations and finishing touches.

When: Sunday, June 26, 10 to 4pm including a lunch break

Where: Sydney Craft & Quilt Fair

Cost: $152 including kit*

The kit contains: fabrics to embroider, pattern, the embroidery pattern, wadding, needle, button and all the different threads. Wool for the page inside is not included. Size of the project: 20cm x 15cm.

Students must bring: basic sewing equipment (thimble, etc), 12cm embroidery hoop, scissors, and black sewing thread.

Required level: Basic knowledge of embroidery stitches.

This class has now sold out

*This class is only available to visitors of the Sydney Craft & Quilt Fair and therefore you will need an entry ticket to attend the fair. Book tickets online or buy at the door.