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ONL029 Introduction to Goldwork: ‘Three Leaf Spray’ (Evening)

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Thu 27/08/2020
19:00pm - 21:00pm

£47.50 (*Price includes the cost of £12.50 for the required kit)

Please note that this is an online class, taken from home. This class will run online on Thursday 27 August from 7.00pm-9.00pm UK BST. (2pm-4pm EST)

Bookings for this class will close on Monday 17 August to allow for the kits within the UK and Europe to be posted out in time for the class. Overseas bookings will close on Friday 7 August. Please note that the cost includes the necessary kit but does not include shipping, which will be added automatically at the checkout

Goldwork has its history rooted in military, ecclesiastical and royal regalia, but it also creates the most beautiful and dramatic embroideries. Using a wide variety of metal threads, it can be combined with other techniques to produce luxurious effects.

This pretty triple leaf spray will teach the rudiments of Goldwork, including the couching of two different textured gold threads, Japanese Gold and Pearl Purl to form the outline of the leaves.  A combination of different Purl threads, including Bright Check Purl to give a sparkly surface interspersed with Smooth Purl as a contrast of texture, will introduce the technique of cutwork.  The design is finished off with a tiny spangle and chip of Purl.

You will also learn how to handle the various threads and the Tutor will share a little insight into the history of this wonderful technique.

The finished item could be displayed in a small ring frame or used to embellish an item of clothing or a cushion to add a little sparkle.

You do not need any previous experience as this is a beginners class.

There will be plenty of opportunity during the class to ask the Tutor questions and in advance of the class all preparation information will be emailed to you along with an invitation to join the class on the day.

The class kit will be posted out to you. The kit includes all the materials you require to complete the project. It would be useful to have a pencil and paper in case you wish to take extra notes and a pair of embroidery scissors  and a 6" hoop will be needed.

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