This elegant Heron is embroidered in four Metalwork techniques over layers of felt padding. It is worked in silver, navy and grey metal threads in a variety of stitches including Couching, Cutwork and Or Nue (couching with a contrasting colour), all traditional skills in this beautiful style of embroidery. In addition this design has a beautiful silk covered metal to enhance the stylised feather pattern.
Once completed this can be mounted and hung in the little wooden hoop provided. The finished bird embroidery measures approximately 10 x 8cm, and the wooden hoop is 11cm diameter.
Metalwork embroidery is a technique seen throughout history on pieces such as haute couture garments, ceremonial and military dress and ecclesiastical furnishings. Its richness and opulence was a symbol of wealth and power, and fine examples can be seen on the Queen’s Coronation Robe as well as high fashion today.
This class is suitable for all levels although some experience would be an advantage.
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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