Artistic Embellishment with Lucy Martin

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Location: Via Zoom 

Date: 21st May - 25th June 2024

Time:  2:00 - 4:30pm BST

Duration: 6 Consecutive Tuesdays, 2.5 hour weekly sessions

Immerse yourself in a beautiful embroidery journey with our comprehensive series of 6 online classes, each spanning 2 and a half hours, meticulously crafted to introduce aspiring embroiderers to the artistry that defines the realm of couture embroidery. Guided by our Hand Embroidery Tutor Lucy Martin, you'll embark on an exploration through the intricate realm of hand embroidery, discovering its nuances through an array of materials. This course is a window into the world of couture, offering an immersive experience that unveils the secrets and subtleties of this art form. Combining traditional and cutting edge couture hand embroidery techniques, this stunning course is designed to give you a truly unique experience of a number of stitching processes. The techniques taught in this class are used regularly in London, Paris and New York couture houses and are often seen on the catwalk. From contemporary Goldwork to Silk Shading, this course provides expert tuition in 2D and 3D stitching.

Techniques used include, Hand Beading, Contemporary Goldwork Embroidery, Silk Thread work and many more!

Designed taught by Multi-Award Winning Hand Embroiderer Lucy Martin, this course takes inspiration from minerals exploring how you can emulate the textures and aesthetics of the natural world through stitch to create your own truly stunning art piece.

For this course you will need a Frixion Heat Erasable Pen in Black. All of the rest of the materials for this course 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.

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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