Goldwork 5 Day Course – Beginners


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Next Course Dates: New dates coming soon

Location: The London Embroidery School, Hawthorne & Heaney Studio, 14 Rathbone Place, W1T 1HT

Course Outline:

This course is designed for anyone who is new to Goldwork and would like to start learning the many skills involved in Goldwork in a supported environment.

Firstly this class will show you how to prepare your artwork for gold work embroidery with the traditional prick and pounce technique. After this preparation you will be shown edging stitches with Pearle Purl and be filling this area with bright check chips.

Next the part of the course will teach you your first raising technique, “Pad Raising”. After edging your area (which you will of course mastered by now:)!) you will cover this pad raising with “couched” Japanese threads.

Towards the end of the week will teach you the most difficult of the beginners techniques Bump Raisings and cut work. After preparing and edging your area you will be taught how to fill the area with graduated bump raising and then instructed in cutwork.

This course will run over 5 days in our working studio from 10am- 4pm with a 30 min break. The course includes both teaching time and time to practise whilst supervised to get the most out of the course. Please book your course at least 1 week in advance online through our store.


If you are booking as a pair, group or through your university or college then you may be entitled to our discounted price of £474 for the course with equipment. To make a pair, group or student booking please email or call 0207 637 5736.

This purchase is made with equipment (clamp frame, mellor and wax) that you can take home after the class. Cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance. Courses are non refundable.


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