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Goldwork Hand Embroidery

Goldwork Hand Embroidery

Course Provider: The Art of the Needle

Contact Name: Liz Tapper

Telephone: 01823 698707

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Shop Lane
Shepton Mallet

Course Length: 10am-4pm

Price: £50

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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.

This Beginner’s Goldwork class will run from 10am – 4pm and costs £50. Only 10 spaces are available to ensure each student gets lots of attention! 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.

The goldwork kits for this class cost £30 each and include all materials required. You will need to bring a hands free ring frame (min 20cm diameter), embroidery scissors and tweezers. A thimble, needle threader, magnifier and daylight lamp may also be useful. A materials list can be provided if you prefer not to purchase a kit – please ask when booking.

There will be an hour’s break for lunch at 12.30pm, although I will remain in the classroom for those students who want to work through. Lunch, coffee, tea and biscuits are included in the class price.

This is a wonderful opportunity to learn a traditional hand embroidery technique.

To book, please get in touch.

Tutor: Liz Tapper of The Art of the Needle

What's included in the price?

Kit costs £30 on top of the class fee - alternatively a materials requirements list can be provided. Please enquire when booking.
Tea, coffee, biscuits and lunch are included. Please advise of any dietary requirements.

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