Goldwork Masterclass 8 Week Online Course
Location: Via Zoom
(8 weeks consecutive)
An in-depth, detailed masterclass covering everything you need to know about Goldwork, this 8 week course teaches industry standard skills from beginner level to advanced. Covering everything from medieval to contemporary Goldwork techniques, you will become equipped with every Goldwork technique and will leave the course able to apply these techniques to any project. Taking inspiration from Hand & Lock's rich Goldwork heritage as Britain's oldest hand embroidery house, this course is perfect for anyone with an interest in this technique.
Amongst other techniques, you will learn: Soft String Padding, Felt Padding, Basketweave, S'sing, Pearl Purl, Chipping, Plate application and much more.
These special online classes show the embroidery stitches from multiple points of view so learning the techniques is as similar to a real class experience. 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 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.
'I've been so impressed with Hand and Lock and the tutors. The kits come packaged so nicely. The materials are exquisite. It's all just so wonderful. Also I've taken a lot of online courses during the pandemic and Hand & Lock tutors are the best tutors out of all of them. I love that the tutor encouraged us to make the patterns our own. We can tweak the style a bit and it's not a big deal. So fun to learn techniques but not feel constrained by them.'
'Lots of information given about the course every week. I liked the addition of the tutor’s own ideas to give me further inspiration. Felt encouraged whilst taking course as it is a difficult skill. Great course. Thank you.'
'I really like the different designs and ideas you have and the support during online course work is excellent.'
'The tutor's feedback was really sweet and encouraging. I am rather ambitious when it comes to technical stitch level so for me it works well to mention things that are not great yet so that I know how to improve them.'
Classes are provided through Zoom and students are sent a special link to watch join the live class. The recordings are then sent out at the end of each session, once downloaded students are able to keep these for as long as they like.
Please note from 1st August 2023 our Online Classes will not include a seat frame if you would like to purchase a frame for your Online Course please visit: Seat Frames
All class materials are provided in advance and posted to students. International students welcome - worldwide shipping included
All Shipments outside the UK take 2 weeks, Please do not book onto this class if the class is less than 2 weeks away as we cannot guarantee the materials will make it to you in time. Shipments in the UK take approx 3 working days
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Students will also be asked to join a communal WhatsApp group with the students in your class. This allows the tutor to share close up images of stitches that are not visible through zoom. Students will also be invited to share their work for feedback. If you do not want to participate in the WhatsApp group please let us know.
Download the WhatsApp software here: https://www.whatsapp.com/download
Upon successful completion of the class students receive an official Hand & Lock certificate detailing the new skills mastered | For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
* Please note, class bookings are non refundable, please see FAQ's for more details