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 in bar frame (30 cm), table clamp with a versatile clamp to hold the frame, scissors for metal and silk thread
30 x 30 cm (12 x 12 in)
10.5 x 14.5 cm (4 x 6 in)