March’s Student of the Month

Kelly Stein

Kelly Stein

Prepare for some exciting news! We have a winner for the March Student of the Month, and his name is Jonathan. He recently attended the Intermediate Goldwork/Stumpwork Koi Fish Workshop with Clara Stitching and created this magnificent Koi fish. Incredible! We asked Jonathan to share a bit about himself and his embroidery journey. Here is what he conveyed:


Hello! I am Jonathan. By day, I work in product strategy for a financial technology company. By night, I delve into the fascinating realm of goldwork and crystal embroidery. This journey started as a quest for a creative hobby and has blossomed into a source of immense joy, constantly propelling me towards new projects. Embroidery, for me, unifies my love for puzzles, textures, and a dash of shimmer. A year ago, I began by replicating a crystal-embellished suit for an event. Since then, I’ve attended classes at the London Embroidery School and Hand and Lock, focusing on embellishment and goldwork embroidery. Clara’s in-person classes at London Embroidery School have been the most enjoyable, filled with metallic joy and 3D textures. I’ve had numerous requests from family members for a bespoke frog or koi fish brooch. Up next, I’m creating crystal and bead-embroidered appliqués for my partner’s and my wedding suits. Sewing on tulle is a new challenge, and I have a lot to learn. I eagerly anticipate my next class!

We are so happy for Jonathan and love seeing him develop his embroidery skills, transforming a hobby into something more!

Just a friendly reminder, we have a few spots remaining in our Metal Thread Kingfisher class with Becky Hogg on April 27th 10:30am – 4:30pm. Definitely don’t want to miss out on it. We’re also looking forward to welcoming back Clara Stitching in June. Stay tuned for more information. make sure you are signed up to the mailing list for early access.

We hope you will be inspired by Jonathan to become our next Student of the Month. We would be delighted to see your work from the London Embroidery School. To participate, simply tag us on social media or send us a photo at One lucky participant will be chosen as the recipient of a £50 London Embroidery School gift card. You’ll also be featured on our social media and have an entire newsletter and blog post dedicated to you. We believe this is a fantastic opportunity to showcase your skills and celebrate your learning journey with us.
Best of luck and happy stitching!

Fabulous Photos courtesy of @Jonwild55.

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