Metal Thread Class - Special Offer
- The Guild is Hosting a special class in Metal Thread Embroidery with
one of the foremost teachers of this wonderful technique.
Goldwork: A Special Workshop on Techniques and Historical Metal Embroidery
August 11, 2001 Saturday
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location: Tentatively - classroom at JoAnn's Fabrics, San Mateo, Hwy
92 and El Camino Real
This is your "golden" opportunity to become confident in the use of
metal fibers and learn about the history of their use! Learn the technique
for working with the basic metal fibers used in classic European metal
embroidery. Transfer of designs by pricking and pouncing are demonstrated
and you will experiment with transferring a design to satin. Although no
project is taught in class, several motifs are provided for planning future
projects and you will create a notebook of stitches including surface Couching,
underside Couching, St Cuthbert's Couching, Chipwork, Laying of
Purls, 2 plaited stitches and Padding Up.
Bring to class a 6" hoop, old embroidery scissors for cutting metal
threads, thimble, and notetaking materials. Kit contains muslin,
satin, assorted silk fibers, assorted English metal fibers, felt,
string, notebook with printed materials on the history of Goldwork,
silk and gold fibers, heraldry and symbolism.
Class time includes one-hour lunch break/bring your bag lunch.
Only open to 12 students - advance registration required.
You will need a working understanding of basic embroidery techniques.
If you have questions, contact Sabrina de la Bere.
We are fortunate to have as our teacher Linn Skinner who is an
embroideress and embroidery historian who teaches and exhibits in
England as well as in the United States. First taught to embroider by
her grandmothers and mother, she continued her study of classic
embroidery techniques and embroidery research in England. Linn has
studied Blackwork, Goldwork, Jacobean embroidery and Silk Shading at
the Royal School of Needlework, Hampton Court and advanced her skills
in workshops with master embroiderers in England and the U.S. Linn is
a founding member of The New Elizabethans, an international group of
embroiderers formed in 1998 to further the development of classic
hand embroidery. Her work was included in the New Elizabethians'
first exhibit "The Broiderer's Garden," November 1999 at the Museum
of Garden History, London and she was featured in a BBC4 Radio
program which focused on current embroidery trends and the exhibit.
Linn takes her inspiration from the 16th and 17th centuries and
interprets historic embroidery techniques and designs aesthetics in a
new and refreshing way! For more information on Linn and to see her
web-magazine visit her website: http://www.skinnersisters.com/
Cost: $100 for this special class which is greatly discounted for us.
Check must accompany your reservation for class space. Class space
will be on a first come, first served basis, but we must have the
full 12 attendees to have the class. Check will not be refundable
after July 1, 2001 unless the class is totally cancelled. If class
is cancelled, a materials cost may be assessed. Make checks payable
to Linn Skinner and send to our Guild Minister, Sabrina de la Bere,
who is autocrating this class.
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