Explore this impressive hand embroidery technique through sampling stitches in beautiful metal threads. You will learn fundamental stitches, including couching, cutwork and Or Nue (using colour with gold thread) and different padding methods. Produce an embroidery from your own inspiration with a contemporary twist on this ancient technique. Your finished embroidery could be jewellery based, sculptural or applied to a garment.
Becky Hogg is a specialist hand embroiderer who trained at Loughborough Art College and the Royal School of Needlework where she teaches on the degree course, as well as running short classes. She also runs courses for the Embroiderers Guild and from her seaside studio in Hastings. Becky specialises in metal thread embroidery and likes to marry traditional skills with unusual materials and contemporary design whilst maintaining the core historic stitches. Throughout her 20 year career in embroidery, Becky has worked with clients including Alexander McQueen, Historic Royal Palaces, artists Gilbert and George, the V&A, and sells her embroidery kits in boutiques and museum shops.