Goldwork Embroidered Bee Brooch

Your tutor, Hannah Mansfield


Using specialist goldwork wires, you will be introduced to specialist hand embroidery techniques to create a bee brooch from a selection of designs.

Whilst embroidering the bee you will learn several key goldwork techniques such as how to use padding to create raised embroidery, applying pearl purl to create outlines and filling techniques such as cutwork and chipping with goldwork purl.

You will also be shown how to make your embroidered bee into a neatly finished brooch that you can wear. No experience with goldwork embroidery is needed to attend this class but some knowledge of basic hand sewing will be useful.

Hannah Mansfield is a freelance hand embroiderer. Within her work she specialises in the techniques of tambour beading and goldwork and is passionate about using these traditional techniques in a modern context. Hannah is best known for her range of goldwork bees and insects and three-dimensional goldwork flowers.

Hannah graduated in July 2016 with a degree in Textile Design. Since graduating she has worked as an intern and on a freelance basis for private clients and fashion houses such as Joe Richards and John Smedley. Alongside this work Hannah continues to develop and embroider her own designs. In 2017 Hannah entered the Hand & Lock Prize for embroidery and was awarded third prize in the fashion open category. In 2019 Hannah entered the Hand & Lock Prize again and was awarded first prize in the textile art open category. In 2020 Hannah was made a Trade Freeman of The Worshipful Company of Gold and Silver Wyre Drawers.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Refreshments will be available during the class. A delicious lunch will be served supplied by one of our neighbouring independent businesses. You will be contacted ahead of the course date with menu options.

All materials are provided by Atelier Beside the Sea, although you may wish to collect some visual reference materials and a sketchbook and pencil to make notes and sketch out ideas.


Jon Tutton at Atelier Beside the Sea


165 Kings Road Arches
East Sussex

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hen dos
  • Intermediate level
  • Seniors
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users


1 day (10:00am to 5:00pm)

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