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Intermediate Goldwork: 'Bee' - Durham (Code D3433)

Date Days Price Tutor Places left
12/05/2018 2 £190.00 Pippa Foulds sold out
[Course cost: £155.00 - Required kit cost: £35.00 ]

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Class Dates: Saturday 12 & Sunday 13 May 2018

Inspired by the Imperial bees of Napoleon’s coronation robe, you will learn to use a variety of techniques in this two day workshop including couching, chip work and laying gilt purls over felt padding, then plunging threads and tying off. Full instructions will be given sufficient to complete at home if not completed on the day.

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.

The class will run from 10am -4pm at 3 Fowlers Yard, Back Silver Street, Durham DH1 3RA

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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