Lady Anne’s Needlework Festival · January and May 2022
Sarah Rakestraw shares her passion for metal thread embroidery with others through her designs and workshops and her company Golden Hinde (metal thread and equipment supplier). Sarah has a degree in business and financial management and is a Chartered Accountant as well as a recommended Embroiderers Guild Tutor. She has been teaching Goldwork for over 15 years.
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N.American timezone: 14-15 May 2022 (4-10pm UK time)
This class covers all the main wires and threads and other materials used in Goldwork – stitches used through the ages, how to care for your threads and wires, and what equipment you need. Students will enjoy using a selection of stitches and special effects and learn which stitches are appropriate for a selection of shapes and designs. Sarah stocks over 500 threads and wires and her knowledge of these is an absolute gift to the embroiderer.
Length: 2 days
Level: All levels
Class fee: £380 including workshop pack
Workshop Pack Includes:
Ground fabric of Silk dupion, polyester cotton. Sarah’s personalised notebook, thread and wire samples, sheet/ information booklet, threads/ wires for sample, needles
Couching, Wires, Braid Stitches
12 in² bar frame (30 cm²), table clamp with a versatile clamp to hold the frame, scissors for metal and silk thread
30 x 30 cm (12 x 12 in)
40 x 40 cm (15½ x 15½ in)