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Ecole Saint Clare Workshops

  • Thu, 01 Aug 2019 - Sat, 07 Dec 2019
  • 10.30 AM - 4.30 PM

Learn embroidery, beading and more with Ecole Saint Clare.

Take a look below at the upcoming workshops at Bluecoat.



Goldwork Embroidery - Beginner | Sat 17 Aug | 10.30am - 4.30pm

Beginner Level

The class allows students to learn the basics of Goldwork. Techniques to stitch the pearl purl will also be covered. The course will involve how to couch the passing and how to do essing with gold purl.

You will also learn how to make the Diamond motifs with a silver smooth purl and how to do the loops to create the flower.

The aim of this Goldwork class is to learn the basics of this technique to allow members to feel comfortable and ready for the next level.

This class includes a kit with white duchess satin, smooth and rough gold purls, silver smooth purl, gold passing, very fine pearl purl, needles and bee wax.

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Tickets: £85.00 (including the embroidery kit.)



Tambour Beading embroidery - Beginner | Sat 26 Oct | 10.30am - 4pm

This design will introduce you to the tambour beading embroidery stitch "chaintstitch" along with a variety of stitches that create this beautiful design. 

The design will also allow you to use Swarovski crystals, beads and sequins materials allowing time to learn all the hints and tips in order to achieve this design. 

This technique is used in Fashion and Costume mainly but could be associated with Goldwork to create beautiful embroidery.

Please note that the tambour hook is not included in the kit and will be available to be purchased after the class at £19.50.

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Tickets: £75 (including embroidery kit)

Silk Shading Beginner | Sat 7 Dec | 10.30am - 4.30pm 

Silk shading also known as peinture a l’aiguille (needle painting) is used to create a shading of colour with different shades of thread. 

This class is designed for students to discover the art of silk shading.

You will learn the outline the counters of the design and also the long and short stitch.

Afterwards you will learn how to blend three colours smoothly. The floral design will be embellished with glass beads and Swarovski.

This class includes a kit with white duchess satin, different colours of silk thread, Swarovski crystals, glass beads, needles and detailed instructions.

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Tickets: £79 including the embroidery kit

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