Class - Royal School of Needlework's ‘Heart of Gold’ - An Introduction to Goldwork Embroidery


Hand & Lock

SKU: 160045

Date: Friday 5th November

Time:  3:45pm - 5:15pm

Location: Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House St, South Bank, London SE1 9PH

‘Heart of Gold’ - An introduction to Goldwork embroidery

Goldwork Embroidery, also known as ‘Metal Thread Embroidery’, consists of attaching different sparkling threads to a background fabric with a finer thread. Traditionally, pure golds and silks were used; today, metals can be varied to include coloured nickel, copper and silver, and silk is often replaced by cotton or polyester.
To create this sparkling keepsake, you will use sewing machine thread and three types of synthetic gold to work a variety of basic Goldwork techniques including Couching, Chipping, Cutwork, Plunging and tying back thread ends.

This class will allow you access to the exhibition on the date of the class, however will only allow a one time entry. 

The event is open from Wednesday 3rd Nov - Sunday 7th November

11am-6pm daily

(Thurs closed from 5pm)

Bargehouse is partially accessible. The venue has two disabled toilets and a STANNAH stair-lift which provides access for wheelchair users to the first and second floors only. The stair-lift is for standard manual wheelchairs and cannot be used with motorised chairs or scooters.

Talks will be held on the third floor with no disabled access.

For more information please visit Access Able: