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Our Needlework Courses
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July

Goldwork Embroidery Taster - Fuchsia
Thursday 13th July 2017
9.45am - 4.30pm
Tutor: Hazel Everett

£80
Goldwork is a stunning form of embroidery that can be worked in gold, silver, copper and other luxuriously coloured threads. This course is ideal for beginners and students with little previous knowledge as you will be guided through all the stages with group demonstrations and individual advice. A small design will be worked that incorporates the main types of metal thread and a variety of techniques. We will work on a fuchsia sprig motif embroidered with purple and pink coloured metal threads that are embellished with gold thread, worked on an ivory background.
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August

Herbaceous Border in Silk Ribbon Embroidery
Sunday 6th August 2017
9.45am - 4.30pm
Tutor: Marilyn Pipe

£80
Creating a beautiful herbaceous border, brimming with summer blooms using silk ribbons and embroidery threads. Draw inspiration from samples, pictures and photographs as well as tutor demonstrations. Each step and stitch will be demonstrated and there will be group discussions on design ideas. This course is for beginners as well as the more experienced embroiderer.
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Adventures In Goldwork
Friday 18th August 2017
9.45am - 4.30pm
Tutor: Hanny Newton

£80
Metal embroidery threads have been used for centuries. Traditionally gold and silver wires were wrapped around a silk core, but today a huge range of metals are used including copper, tin, pewter and platinum are used, and a rainbow of colours are available. The technique of couching involves stitching one thread (i.e the metal) onto the surface of the fabric with another thread (i.e a cotton). Couching is a very versatile technique which can produce an amazing array of patterns and effects which we will discover throughout the day.
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September

Goldwork Embroidery with Silk Shading - Rose
Thursday 14th September 2017 to
Friday 15th September 2017
9.45am - 4.30pm
Tutor: Hazel Everett

£160
Goldwork and silk shading work beautifully together. In this course you will learn the technique of silk shading (painting with the needle) while embroidering a beautiful rose design. The bloom will then be embellished with a variety of metal threads which will include creating golden edges to the petals.
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Seed Pod – Mixed Embroidery Techniques
Saturday 23rd September 2017 to
Sunday 24th September 2017
9.45am - 4.30pm
Tutor: Clare Clensy

£160
This creative course mixes a variety of hand embroidery techniques such as stumpwork, appliqué and crewelwork stitches to create a 3-dimentioal Jacobean style pod. The design uses a variety of silk and linen fabrics and wire edging to help the shape stand away from the background fabric.
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