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Lady Anne’s Needlework Festival · ONLINE 3-16 MAY 2021

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Sarah Rakestraw​

Sarah Rakestraw

United Kingdom

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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Sarah's breadth of knowledge of metal thread embroidery is a gift to any embroiderer interested in this subject

Sarah's Festival Workshops

Goldwork Notebook

Aus Time Zone: 6-8 May 2021

UK Time Zone: 15-16 May 2021

US Time Zone: 12-13 May 2021 – SOLD OUT

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.

NOTE: Australia/NZ time zone sessions will take place at 9pm-12am BST on the scheduled days

Practical information

Length: 2 days
Level: All levels

Class fee (including kit): £360

Kit Includes:
Ground fabric of Silk dupion, polyester cotton. Sarah’s personalised notebook, thread and wire samples, sheet/ information booklet, threads/ wires for sample, needles

Techniques: 
Couching, Wires, Braid Stitches

Equipment required:
12 in² bar frame (30 cm²), table clamp with a versatile clamp to hold the frame, scissors for metal and silk thread 

Design size:
30 cm² (12 in²)

Fabric size:
40 x 40 cm (15½ x 15½ in)