Entomology in Metal Threads - 3 Week Course

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Location: Via Zoom 

Duration: 3 Consecutive Wednesdays, 2.5 hour 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 thread work 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 three exciting weeks, 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 for this taster 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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