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Goldwork embroidery is one of the richest techniques of hand embroidery. It has been practised from ancient times, using gold, silver, copper and wire threads, originally in ecclesiastical costumes in Europe. Today goldwork embroidery appears in art forms and in fashion.
In this class Join the wonderful tutor Bella Lane, learn the techniques used in Goldwork and stitch a beautiful Tudor Rose design, which will take you to the next level of embroidery, learning and stitching a lovely project. Bring your reading or stitching glasses if necessary, as the work is fine!
Now you can
*take your stitching game to the next level with a beautiful Tudor Rose design. *feel inspired and ready to embark on your own embroidery designs! *learn the history of Goldwork embroidery
Price includes a special embroidery kit pre prepared by Bella containing instruction sheet, good quality embroidery needle, threads, fabric, design. There will also be a complimentary glass of Prosecco to end the class in style!
In Europe, embroidery was a status symbol. The use of a needle and thread in order to sew patterns on fabric was a sign of wealth and prosperity. It was considered a woman's work. Many royal and noble ladies spent hours embroidering. They embroidered everything, from tapestries to coats.
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Fabrications - an East London based creative hub!
Fabrications is an independent gallery, shop and workshop dedicated to the best contemporary textile practice and design, with a particular interest in eco-conscious design.
Fabrications opened in June 2000 in a refurbished derelict shop on Broadway Market in Hackney, East London. The shop's founder, Barley Massey, has spent the last 16 years finding ingenious ways to turn scraps into original fabrics and using recycled materials to create cutting-edge items. Since 2012, "The Imaginarium", a fully-fitted working studio, has hosted workshops and classes.
Barley has been awarded as one of Kevin McCloud's (Grand Designs) Green Heroes for her minimally-processed, up-cycled products, which "demonstrate a lightness of touch backed up by a rigorous approach".
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