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 their 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.
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.
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.
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)
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.