This project is inspired by a floor mosaic at the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi. Goldwork is the term used for all metal thread embroidery, a sumptuous technique which was once reserved for royalty. Silk Shading is also known as ‘painting with a needle’, and involves skillfully blending colours with cotton or silk thread. Historically these techniques have commonly been combined, often in ecclesiastical work, and always to striking effect.
Capture a bit of Hollywood glamour and create your very own Marilyn Monroe in embroidery. During this class you will learn a selection of basic stitches such as chain stitch, stem stitch, satin stitch and straight stitch. Suitable for beginners and those who are new to freehand embroidery.