Silver Sheep

Creative Learning |
16th February 2019

Tutor Sara Dennis | Fee £75 | 1 session

Come and enjoy a day of hand embroidery using goldwork techniques on boiled wool to create a beautiful silver tup.

What will the course or workshop cover and how will it be taught?
At the end of the session you will be familiar with he application and limitations of working with metallic thread, whilst creating a stylish cherrystone heat pad.
All levels of stitchers are welcome and the kit comes with everything you need to finish a cherry stone hottie.

The course will cover will cover the basics of goldwork technique, working with Japanese thread, pearl purl, chipping and kid. It will be taught hands on, demonstration and instruction.

By the end of the workshop you will understand the application and limitations of working with metallic thread and be ready to go on to more complex designs.

What do I need to bring with me?
A basic sewing kit would be useful but not essential.
Please bring a pen, notebook and your glasses, if you need them.

Are there any additional costs?

All materials and equipment are included in the workshop fee.

About the tutor
Sara Dennis graduated from the three year full-time Royal School of Needlework Future Tutor Programme in 2017 winning the Outstanding Achievement Award. Having led a peripatetic life, she has collected many experiences and influences. Now settling in Lancaster, she remains drawn towards the ethnic and eclectic.

Sara has worked on several high profile RSN commissions: an evening gown designed by Nicholas Oakwell Couture for the GREAT Britain Campaign, ‘Magna Carta (An Embroidery)’ designed by artist Cornelia Parker for the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta, the Game of Thrones ‘Hardhome Embroidery’ and Burberry’s ‘Makers House’ in partnership with The New Craftsmen. She has exhibited at Hampton Court Palace and Alexandra Palace, and created a bespoke commission for St Olave’s Church in the City of London. As well as Day Classes, the Certificate and Diploma, Summer Intensive Certificate and Degree modules at Hampton Court Palace, Sara has also taught at the Victoria & Albert Museum, The British Library and The Royal Free Hospital.


16th February 2019

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