Art textiles

Contemporary beadwork and goldwork embroidery with Hanny Newton

Ref: S3D10695

Suitable for all

£422
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About this course

Use beading and goldwork embroidery to create modern, textural pieces. Work from designs inspired by your samples, as you learn a range of hand stitch techniques to interpret your designs and enhance your art practice.

Course Description

Discover a creative approach to goldwork embroidery and beading. Hanny will show you how you can open up a world of possibilities to experiment with and explore within this centuries old art form, whatever your stitching experience. This workshop gives embroiderers of all backgrounds the opportunity to get creative and explore the possibilities of goldwork techniques such as couching, chipping, and padding combined with a creative approach to beading. Throughout the workshop you will build up a series of hand embroidery samples and small pieces which can become a tool kit of techniques to further your creativity and enhance your practice. Hanny’s goldwork embroidery workshops are a balance of technique and experimentation, leaving plenty of breathing space for you to find your own response to the historical techniques of goldwork combined with creative beading. Hanny teaches the fundamentals of techniques and a method of experimentation, which allows you to find your own outcomes and feel you have more ownership over how you use stitch.

Timetable

Arrival Day - this is the first date listed above

Courses start early evening. Residential students to arrive from 4pm, non-residential students to arrive by 6.45pm.

6.45pm: Welcome, followed by dinner (included).

8 - 9pm: First teaching session, attendance is essential.

Daily timetable

Classes 9.15 - 5pm, lunch is included.

From 6.30pm: Dinner (included for residential students).

Evening working - students may have access to workshops, but only with their tutor's permission and provided any health and safety guidelines are observed.

Last day

Classes 9.15am - 3pm, lunch is included.

Residential students are to vacate their rooms by 10am please.

(This timetable is for courses of more than one day in length. The tutor may make slight variations)

Course Materials

Included

  • On this course the tutor will supply all of the materials including individual material pack which gives you a great selection to experiment with along the way on your creative goldwork journey.
  • Also included is the use throughout the course of Hanny’s sewing equipment when needed.

What students need to bring

  • A basic sewing kit including: Embroidery Scissors (NB: these may be blunted by metal threads) Selection of needles – Small needles such as Size 10 embroidery needles - Large eyed needle (e.g.: Chenille) that can fit metal thread.
  • Embroidery hoop(s) – 6”or 8” is recommended.
  • Beeswax (optional).
  • About half meter of calico or similar neutral, sturdy fabric.
  • Selection of any colours of stranded cottons and/or machine threads. Small pieces of coloured felt. Any materials, beads or threads that you may wish to experiment with.
  • A sketchbook and small selection of pens/pencils. Lined paper is useful. White tissue paper
  • Suitable glasses or magnifiers for close work if required.

Available to buy

  • Available from shop:
  • Calico, threads and needles.
  • Available from tutor:
  • A good selection of traditional goldwork threads. Including passing thread, Japanese thread, metal purls, beads and some more creative thread options.

Tutors

Hanny Newton

Hanny Newton is a hand embroidery artist. She trained at the Royal School of Needlework and Falmouth University (2014). She teaches contemporary goldwork internationally, including at the British Museum, Kings College London and The National Festival of Making.

Accommodation

Residential option available. Find out accommodation costs and how to book here.

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