Exploration of Contemporary Goldwork with Lucy Martin

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Location: Via Zoom 

Date: 9th May - 27th June 2024

Time: 6:00pm - 8:30pm BST

Duration: 8 Weekly 2.5 hour sessions

Goldwork is the art of embroidery using metal threads. It is particularly prized for the way light plays on it. The term 'goldwork' is used even when the threads are imitation gold, silver, or copper, or coloured allowing for an array of textures and colours to express your vision in. Join us for this special 8 Week Goldwork course exploring a range of Goldwork techniques to showcase in your own beautiful sampler. You will be guided through the process of creating your own sampler using the finest Goldwork Materials with instruction from our expert tutors. Join us on this Goldwork journey where heritage meets innovation and unveil the beautiful and historical art of Goldwork Embroidery.

 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.

All 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.

All our course times are run on UK time, please check here for help converting to another time zone.

Tutor Profiles

Our bespoke online classes are taught by 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.

Read more about our amazing tutors here

 

Testimonials

If you would like to hear from some of our past students you can read our testimonials here.

For more information about our courses check out our FAQ here.

Location: Via Zoom 

Date: 9th May - 27th June 2024

Time: 6:00pm - 8:30pm BST

Duration: 8 Weekly 2.5 hour sessions

Goldwork is the art of embroidery using metal threads. It is particularly prized for the way light plays on it. The term 'goldwork' is used even when the threads are imitation gold, silver, or copper, or coloured allowing for an array of textures and colours to express your vision in. Join us for this special 8 Week Goldwork course exploring a range of Goldwork techniques to showcase in your own beautiful sampler. You will be guided through the process of creating your own sampler using the finest Goldwork Materials with instruction from our expert tutors. Join us on this Goldwork journey where heritage meets innovation and unveil the beautiful and historical art of Goldwork Embroidery.

 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.

All 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.

All our course times are run on UK time, please check here for help converting to another time zone.

Tutor Profiles

Our bespoke online classes are taught by 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.

Read more about our amazing tutors here

 

Testimonials

If you would like to hear from some of our past students you can read our testimonials here.

For more information about our courses check out our FAQ here.