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Introduction to Goldwork: ‘Flower’- Dublin (Code DPF6)

Date Days Price Tutor Places left
07/07/2018 1 £152.50 Pippa Foulds Available

Class Date: Saturday 7 July 2018

This is the perfect introduction to working with metal threads.  The design inspiration for the piece came from an apron stitched in the Whitework technique from the Devonshire Collection of Period Costume, Totnes, Devon in England.  The apron is very similar to that worn by Lady Howe in her portrait by Gainsborough (c. 1760) where flowers and leaves, which are completely unrelated to each other in real life, appear on the same stalks.

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. Full instructions are given to enable you to complete at home if necessary

The class will run from 10am-4pm at The Constant Knitter, 88 Francis Street, Dublin 8.

Please note that there is no wheelchair access. There is a flight of stairs (17 steps with a landing halfway) to go to the Workroom upstairs and the toilet is downstairs.


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.