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Beginners' Goldwork Hand Embroidery

Beginners' Goldwork Hand Embroidery

Duration: 10am-4pm

Price: £65

Run by: Liz Tapper
at The Art of the Needle

Shop Lane
Shepton Mallet

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About the Course

Goldwork has been used extensively over the centuries on ecclesiastical vestments, as well as on military uniforms, flags and banners. During the late 12th and mid 14th centuries the artisans of England produced particularly excellent embroidered work using silk and gold threads. This period was known as Opus Anglicanum.

Learn this traditional technique in the comfy surroundings of Liz's home in Somerset.  You will be taught how to apply padding using felt, when to wax your thread, how to use and couch three different types of gold metal thread and how to use cutwork.

Places are limited to 5.

The kit will be available to purchase on the day and cost £35 each. The kit includes all materials required. Choose from a choice of gold, silver or copper metal threads. Usually only available in gold - this is a special offer only available at this class.  Please specify the metal threads of your choice when booking.

You will need a hands free ring frame (min 20cm diameter), embroidery scissors and tweezers.

A thimble, needle threader, magnifier and daylight lamp may also be useful. 

There will be a break for lunch at 12.30pm. Tea and coffee are included in the class price.

Please email Liz Tapper or call her to book your place.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Kit costs £35 on top of the class fee. Tea and coffee is included.

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Course Start Dates

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.

  • Suitable for beginners