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Gold Work

In contrast to traditional gold work embroidery, creative gold work gives the opportunity to work with metal threads in an experimental ambitious and enterprising way, whilst remaining true to good technique.

What types of metal threads can be used for gold work?

Metal threads such as purls, pearl purl, passing, rococo, twist, bullion, spangles, flat worm, plate both broad and whipped, and more, can be worked in a revolutionary and innovative way, whilst introducing new threads and materials, and still engaging the same techniques and methods.

Upcoming classes

Come and join us at the studio or online - we can teach you specific skills or give you a general overview of techniques.

Tue 18th Jun 2024
Cost: £70
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An opportunity to learn traditional and contemporary hand embroidery in Tracy’s studio in Fowlers Yard, Durham City.
Wed 19th Jun 2024
Cost: £70
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An opportunity to learn traditional and contemporary hand embroidery in Tracy’s studio in Fowlers Yard, Durham City.
Sat 22nd Jun 2024
Cost: £40.00
Hurry, -1 places left!
An opportunity to learn traditional and contemporary hand embroidery in Tracy’s studio in Fowlers Yard, Durham City.

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