Goldwork : Advanced

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Goldwork : Advanced


Goldwork is known to be one of the most ancient techniques and is recognised by is luxuriousness and richness. It is usually seen in ceremonial, military and ecclesiastical applications as well as royal commissions. Goldwork has been modernised in the past decades by the introduction of metallic thread and coloured purls.

Next Class dates: Saturday 10th November 2018 from 10h30am to 4.30pm

Manchester Craft and Design Centre

Atelier Saint Clare, Studio 2

17, Oak Street

Manchester M4 5JD

Level: Advanced

Class description:

This class is pitched at an Advanced level student who already attended Level 1 and 2. 

Please note that to achieve a smooth transition into this class some pre-works are required including base padding and silver couching.  The kit can be sent to you with the required instructions for the pre-work.

The first part of the day will be to review the pre-work and to apply the blue fabric. The padding will be applied onto the design to complete the base. The pearl purl will also be stitched at this stage.

The second part of the day will involve learning the silk shading and essing techniques with the different types of purls.

The aim of this class is to learn how to complete padding in different layers and to have knowledge of the different stages of more advanced embroidery techniques.

This class includes a kit with black silk satin, light blue and turquoise fabric, white felt, bump, silver passing, rough and smooth silver purls, very fine silver pearl purl, brown and black purls, dark and light brown embroidery thread.

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*All classes are non-refundable but may be exchanged*

*Cancellations must be made at least 7 days in advance*


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