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Gold Work Workshop

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Today I had arranged a Gold Work workshop in our village hall. Gold Work is a form of specialised embroidery using gold threads,wires and beads. It is a beautiful craft requiring patience, imagination,dexterity and lots of tuition!  Our terrific tutors were Sue and Sarah from http://www.golden-hinde.co.uk. Fifteen keen, but certainly not experienced ladies, enjoyed the fun whilst trying to create a potential heirloom!

We all ate lots of cake and drank endless tea (thanks to my sister) and ended the day with a part finished small project. Mine was a heart in three types of gold work stitches proving to be a really pretty practice piece. This will NOT join my heap of unfinished objects I promise. I will put it on my blog when complete!ImageOur tutors Sue and Sarah showing our group how to do Goldwork with endless patience and humour.ImageImageImageTwo beautiful Goldwork pieces completed and framed. These are just a little more advanced than my practice piece!

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More Knitting and Stitching

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Sue  Hinde working  on her latest Gold Work project

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My recent trip to the Knitting and Stitching show in Harrogate found me intrigued and interested in many different crafts. The biggest problems are lack of time and limited funds- like most people. I discovered a great, twinkly stall selling gold work Kits and supplies. Gold work appears to be a branch of embroidery using gold (obviously) threads,beads and fabrics. The results are stunning and probable heirlooms. This is definitely on my long list of crafts to try 🔆🔅

Take a look at http://www.golden-hinde.co.uk