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Goldwork & Silk Shading


  • Royal School of Needlework Hampton Court Palace UK (map)

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.

Earlier Event: July 14
Introduction to Goldwork