Discover a creative approach to goldwork embroidery. Learn the fundamentals of techniques including couching and find an explorative approach to goldwork - you can open up a world of possibilities!
This workshop allows stitchers of all abilities to explore the sculptural qualities of goldwork, taking roots, veins and branches as our inspiration. Throughout the workshop, you will build up a series of hand embroidered small pieces inspired by the natural world which can become a ‘tool kit’ of techniques to further your creativity and enhance your artwork.
The tutor’s goldwork embroidery workshops are a balance of technique and experimentation, leaving plenty of ‘breathing space’ for artists to find their own response to the historical techniques of goldwork. She teaches the fundamentals of techniques and a method of experimentation which allows you to follow your creative voice and have more ownership over how you use this beautiful art form.
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.