We want you to make beautiful things- but what to do with them once you have made something lovely? We think that embroidery should be there to be enjoyed and one way you could make your embroidery more usable and wearable is to apply a freestanding embroidery piece, like goldwork to an alice band.
The Introduction to Goldwork Cherry Design is a great one for this as it sits wonderfully on the band, and is supported and protected by the shape of the band. Equally this technique can be great to salvage a damaged treasured hairband- by appliying the embroidery over the damaged area and giving it new lease of life.
February as always flew by as always, but it would seem that you all managed to find time for your stitching with all the submissions we had for student of the month. And so we have a new student of the month to announce…. @chlopargins
Chloe has been working away at her Goldwork Online Class Pear Design over the course of February and has been sharing images of the various stages and techniques she tackles.
As a Costumer, we are excited to see what she does with her new found goldwork skills.
As you can see here, she has really got into the couching and is bricking those stitches wonderfully.
We also love to see our students taking care of their works well, like taping the ends of the god threads before plunging to preserve them.
We can also see from her instagram that this is not her first foray into goldwork, having tried our Introduction to Goldwork Cherry Design at the start of the year. It’s wonderful to see people’s confidence grow from the intro kits onto the more challenging designs.
We also very much appreciate a little bit of geeking out about good working practises- like wrapping one’s embroidery frame. ”10 points to Griffindor!”
Cocktails and Cutwork anyone? It could catch on!
If you would like to be the next #studentofthemonth , use the hashtag #londonembroideryschool or tag us when sharing your photos from your London Embroidery School class or the things you have gone onto make following one of our classes.
All Images courtesy of @chlopargins
Just a quick note wishing you all a Happy Christmas and a stitchful New Year!
Your attention please, this one is going to be a crowd pleaser!
We are launching our latest online class today which is a introduction to the very sort after technique of goldwork! In this video we will talk you through the materials, equipment and making of this really cute cherry design in goldwork techniques.
I always think that starting a new technique can feel a bit daunting, especially something as classic and luxurious looking as goldwork. Therefore we have put together this starter class so that you can give some of the basics a try and see if it is for you. Should you fall in love with it (and we think you might well do) we have other more in depth technical classes in planning to take this experience further together when you are ready. For now, we’re just going to focus on getting you started , introducing you to the tools and materials and above all having some fun whilst creating a great looking piece .
As this class uses some quite specialist materials, including bright check and pearle purl which we will be chipping, couching and cutworking so you will need to have purchased either a mini kit or deluxe kit from the London Embroidery School website to take part.