Swirling Celestial Moon Workshop Taster

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Date: Sunday 12th November 10:00-13:00

Location: Hand & Lock Studio, 86 Margaret Street, London, W1W 8TE 

Tutor: Lucy Martin 

Discover the magical world of celestial goldwork embroidery with this 3 hour embroidery taster class to create a dazzling Celestial Cloud with Stars design. This workshop sits alongside The Prize Finalists Exhibition for which you will get FREE entry when booking any of the taster workshops. See more details on tickets here: https://www.handembroideryshop.com/collections/the-prize-for-embroidery-exhibition-tickets/products/the-prize-embroidery-exhibition-2024

Feeling inspired by the work produced by our Hand & Lock Prize Finalists and want to learn more? Our beautiful exclusive Goldwork tasters are the perfect introduction to metal thread work and its applications. Goldwork is the art of embroidery using metal threads. Historically associated with ceremonial and military uniform the technique is now also popular in customization, couture and interior design. Using threads that are imitation gold, silver, copper, or coloured allows embroiderers to create metallic surface designs that reflect light and create dazzling effects.

Over the course of this three hour taster course, you will learn three Goldwork embroidery techniques. The first technique you will learn is couching down Pearl Purl. This is a beautiful edging technique and can be applied to a range of different projects. You will also learn how to add sparkle with chipping and how to fill areas with gold metal thread with cutwork. You will also learn how to embellish your design with delicate touches of thread work.

All of the materials for this taster course will be provided. Please feel free to bring your own embroidery tools and equipment if if would make you feel more comfortable.

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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Our in person classes are taught in our school which is located upstairs in our studio. Unfortunately the building does not have lift access, so use of the stairs would be necessary.


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