Goldwork Dragonfly

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Location: Via Zoom 

Date: 28th March - 2nd May 2024 

Time: 2:00pm- 4:30pm BST

Duration: 6 Consecutive Thursdays, 2.5 hour sessions

Unlock the world of opulent artistry with our beautiful Goldwork Dragonfly international online course." Dive into the mesmerizing realm of goldwork embroidery, where traditional techniques meet contemporary creativity. Goldwork, an ancient and prestigious craft, involves meticulously crafting fine embroidery using metal bullions. Historically reserved for royal, religious, and military attire, this art form has transcended time to grace modern fashion and interior design. Designers now harness the allure of gold, silver, copper, and other metallic elements to create breath-taking embellishments that adorn the most luxurious garments and spaces. In this course, you will not only learn the intricacies of goldwork but also discover its beauty as an art form. Don't miss this golden opportunity to explore the magic of Goldwork.

Some of the techniques you will cover in this course include: Design Transfer, Padding, Metal Thread Application

During this course, you'll master the traditional art of transferring your unique goldwork design through the traditional technique of prick and pounce. You will explore the precise order of goldwork, beginning with various padding methods, before delving into the application of sparkling metal threads to elevate your goldwork piece.

For this course you will need a Uniball Gold Gel Pen. The rest of the course materials will be sent out to you. This class will be taught on a 10 inch seat frame. You will need a 10 inch seat frame or an equivalent embroidery frame or slate frame for this class. You will need to supply you own embroidery equipment (scissors, needle threaders, daylight lights etc) to suit your learning needs. For this course you will also need a Gold Gel Pen to transfer your design. We recommend a Gold Uniball Gel Pen (0.5 mm). You will also need a Pencil.

All International Parcels will be shipped via express courier two weeks before this class is due to start. Please do not book onto this course if you are within the two week window before the course starts and you live outside of the UK. UK parcels will be shipped three days before the course is due to start. UK parcels will be shipped express via Royal Mail. Please note that the address that you book the course with will be the address that the kit is sent out to. Shipping will be calculated at the checkout.

Our online courses are delivered via Zoom using a high quality visualiser. Please download Zoom before the course begins (we will send a guide on how to do this when the course is booked). We also have an accompanying WhatsApp group for each of our courses. This group enables you to connect with other students and the tutor by sharing photos of your progress. Please download WhatsApp before the course starts (we will also send a guide on how to do this when the course is booked). All of our online course sessions and recorded and sent out after the class for you to keep forever! They are sent on a link for you to download after the class so please don't worry if you miss a session of tutoring, you can always catch up using the recording.

Tutor Profiles

Our bespoke online classes are taught be expert hand embroiderers who have worked in the couture industry for brands such as Alexander McQueen, Chanel, Dior, Valentino, Hermès, Louis Vuitton, YSL, Givenchy, Dolce & Gabbana, Schiaparelli, Lanvin and Burberry to name a few. The classes will cover the basics, insider tips and practical application making sure students are fully equipped to go on and apply what they have learned to their own garments and develop their own unique styles. Our tutors are work embroiderers first and tutors second which means they are able to give you a unique insight into the magical world of couture hand embroidery.

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