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Metalwork Squirrel - Hampton Court (Code 3350)

Date Days Price Tutor Places left
28/04/2018 1 £122.00 Becky Hogg sold out
[Course cost: £80.00 - Required kit cost: £42.00 ]

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Class Date: Saturday 28 April 2018

This delightful squirrel is embroidered in 3 Metalwork techniques over layers of felt padding.

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.

The squirrel has Antique Gold, Silver and Copper metal threads in a variety of stitches including Couching, Chipping and Cutwork, all traditional skills in this beautiful style of embroidery, which once completed can be mounted and hung in the little wooden hoop provided. The finished squirrel embroidery measures approximately 8x6cm, and the wooden hoop is 11cm diameter.

This cute squirrel design is another in the 'woodland creatures' series by Becky Hogg.

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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