Learn traditional Silk Shading and Goldwork embroidery with this glittering butterfly design. During this two day class, explore Goldwork materials with metal threads and wires on linen fabric, plus Silk Shading with stranded cotton threads. This class covers key techniques including Felt Padding, Couching gold-wrapped threads, Couching Pearl Purl Wire, Chipping with Purl, Cutwork, Kid Leather, and Silk Shading or ‘Painting with the Needle’ in Long and Short Stitch.
All the stitches in the kit are covered in the class via a tutor demonstration to the group. This will be followed by plenty of individual attention from the tutor allowing you to develop your embroidery skills and confidence that you can continue to practice and develop at home.
The class is suitable for students who have some experience of embroidery.
This class is an exclusive, taken from the Tutor’s book on Goldwork embroidery (publication in 2019).
The class kit will include everything you require to complete the project. You may like to bring your own embroidery scissors and you will be able to borrow ring frames, magnifiers and lights (if needed) on the day.
This class will run from 10am-4pm at Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey KT8 9AU.
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