Over this two day Goldwork and Silk Shading course the students will learn a wide variety of beautiful techniques used to create Goldwork embroidery and will combine them with Silk Shading embroidery and decorative Satin Stitching to complete this festive design for Christmas. The Goldwork techniques will include; learning how to create felt padding, applying gold Kid Leather, Couching Gilt Twist, Check and Japanese threads, creating Chipping using Bright Check thread, applying plain Gilt Pearl Purl and applying Pearl Purl which has been stretched and wrapped with thread. The elements of Silk Shading and Satin Stitch will be created using fine stranded cotton threads in shades of red and green. This class is suitable for all ability levels including students who are new to the techniques of Goldwork and Silk Shading.
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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