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Metalwork Woodland Creatures - Hampton Court (Code 3195)

Date Days Price Tutor Places left
02/12/2017 1 £120.00 Becky Hogg sold out
[Course cost: £78.00 - Required kit cost: £42.00 ]

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Class Date: Saturday 2 December 2017

Metalwork Embroidery is a technique seen throughout history on pieces such as haute couture garments, ceremonial and military dress and ecclesiastical furnishings. Its richness and opulence was a symbol of wealth and power, and fine examples can be seen on the Queen’s Coronation Robe as well as high fashion today.

In this class, choose one of five designs from Becky’s Woodland Creatures series. Each design includes at least 3 Metalwork techniques including couching, cutwork and chipping worked over layers of felt padding.

Once completed this can be mounted and hung in the little wooden hoop provided.  The finished embroidery measures approximately 8 x 6cm, and the wooden hoop is 11cm diameter.

This class is suitable for all levels although some experience would be an advantage.

The class kit will include everything you require to complete the project. You may like to bring your own embroidery scissors and you will be able to borrow ring frames, magnifiers and lights (if needed) on the day.

This class will run from 10am-4pm at Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey KT8 9AU

This technique has its history in military, ecclesiastical and royal regalia, but it also creates the most beautiful and dramatic embroideries. Using a wide variety of metal threads, it can be combined with other techniques to produce luxurious effects.


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