Entomology in Metal Threads - 2 Day Course

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Location: 86 Margaret Street, London W1W 8TE

Time: 10:00am - 4:30pm BST

Duration: Taught over two day sessions

Embarking on a journey into the realm of goldwork embroidery has never been more inviting, particularly for those new to this intricate craft. This course is meticulously designed for beginners, providing an exciting entry point into the world of metal threadwork and opulent designs. Whether you're a novice to embroidery or have never experienced working with metal threads, this class unveils the art of transforming these elements into your own masterpieces. Beyond the artistry, goldwork offers a mindful path; its rhythmic stitching process evolves into a meditative experience, letting you engage in creativity while finding serenity in stitching. Reveal the enchantment of goldwork embroidery and embrace the therapeutic joy of crafting with radiant threads. Our courses are thoughtfully curated to cultivate a welcoming and friendly atmosphere, ensuring a relaxed and enjoyable learning experience for all participants.

The techniques for this course include: Padding for Goldwork, Applying Pearl Purl, Applying metal threads (amongst others)

Spanning two exciting days, this course offers a beautiful overview into the art of goldwork embroidery, starting from the very basics of the technique. Our expert tutors will guide you through fundamental skills, including threading a needle, creating padding and working with metal threads (with a tips and tricks from our tutors). Delve into the diverse characteristics and properties of various metal threads, followed by immersive instruction on their use, allowing you to bring to life an exquisite design that showcases your new found skill.

All of the materials you need for this class will be provided for you as part of your course experience. You are more than welcome to bring your own embroidery equipment if you would rather use your own materials but everything will be provided for you.

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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