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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 May 2022 Festival Workshops

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.

Practical information

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.

Techniques: 
Couching, Wires, Braid Stitches

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

Design size:
30 x 30 cm (12 x 12 in)

Notebook size:
10.5 x 14.5 cm (4 x 6 in)