Goldwork embroidery beginner: Elizabethan border

Goldwork Elizabethan border


This elegant inspired border is embroidered with five Goldwork techniques. You will learn these techniques including couching and essing.

You will be able to couch the passing and learn how to plunge it. You will also develop the technique of stitching the pearl purl.

In the second part of the day, we will work on how to do the essing with gold purl. We will also learn how to make Diamond motifs with a silver smooth purl and how to do the loops to create a flower.

You will feel comfortable using the skills you have learned in Goldwork following this class.

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?

This class includes a kit with white duchess satin, smooth and rough gold purls, silver smooth purl, gold passing, very fine pearl purl, needles and bee wax.

Please note that scissors and seat frames are available for students to use and may be purchased if required.

What you will need

You will need to have a seated frames (8" or 10" wide), pins, embroidery scissors, goldwork scissors, ruler, goldwork pad


Stephanie Bonneau at Atelier Saint Clare

This course is taught online

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Christmas
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Easter
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Fairs, festivals & exhibitions
  • Fathers Day
  • Hen dos
  • Intermediate level
  • Mothers Day
  • Overseas Holiday
  • Qualification offered
  • Romantic
  • Seniors
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Tutor can travel
  • UK Holiday
  • Wheelchair users


6½ hours (10:00am to 4:30pm)

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