"I was recently commissioned to design a replica Napoleonic military dress coat dating from the early 1800s, to embroider goldwork samples for it and to oversee the full embroidery process. This was picked up by the BBC and I was interviewed on the radio, broadcast on the news and featured on the Must See section of the BBC News website."
This class will look at a small section from the design. The sessions will cover embroidering leaves, stems, acorns and a border, embellished with cutwork and spangles. This is aimed at those who have some prior knowledge of goldwork, or who are confident with a needle.
List of equipment the students will need.
A fine pair of embroidery scissors suitable for goldwork,
velvet board/bead board
and (ideally) a hands free embroidery hoop. If not hands free, please instead secure a loose embroidery hoop by placing heavy books on the top edge to temporarily fix it into place and allow both hands to be free.
You may also find a magnifier, needle threader and light useful.
A goldwork mellor is also very useful and used in a variety of ways in goldwork and other techniques.
The kit will include fabric with the design already transferred, metal threads, sewing thread, padding, needles and beeswax as well as full instructions with a diagram.
The cost of the kit will be approximately £69.50 plus P&P in gilt thread, £49 plus P&P in copper thread, and it can be ordered from Liz.