Contemporary Couture Embroidery

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Location: Via Zoom

Dates: 29th January - 4th March 2024

Time: 2:00 - 4:30pm  

Duration: 6 Consecutive Mondays, 2.5 hour sessions

Embark on an enchanting journey of artistic expression with our exclusive 6-week Couture Embroidery Course. Within this immersive experience, you will delve into the captivating world of haute couture embellishment techniques, honing your skills and unlocking your creative potential. Throughout the course, you will master the intricate art of setting up your embroidery frame, laying the foundation for your couture creations. Discover the meticulous process of transferring intricate designs onto luxurious fabrics. As your expertise flourishes, you will delve into a diverse array of opulent hand stitching techniques, skillfully bringing them to life with a harmonious palette of thread colors. From classic elegance to avant-garde innovation, you will breathe life into a spectrum of embellishment techniques, fashioning your own exquisite example of couture embroidery.

The techniques for this course include: Bespoke Hand Beading, Silk Floss & Stranded Thread Work, Silk Shading, Contemporary Goldwork, Contemporary Crewelwork

At the end of this 6 week course you will have achieved a beautiful piece of Contemporary Couture embroidery showcasing a range of materials techniques and processes that can be applied to any project.

For this course you will need a Frixion 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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