BRIAR ROSE GOLDWORK WORKSHOP WITH NIK RAVESCROFT
June 23 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm£45
EARLY BIRD MEMBER PRICE £40 – BOOK BY 31ST MARCH 2022
NON MEMBER PRICE £49
The Cookery & Creative Crafts Committee is pleased to welcome a new Tutor, Nik Ravenscroft, to run a goldwork workshop.
Goldwork embroidery dates back thousands of years with its roots in religious and royal embroidery and the English were renowned for their particular skill in this area during the early medieval era – so much so that their work is known as opus anglicanum. Goldwork embroidery uses a variety of metal threads which produce dazzling results.
This workshop is suitable for both beginners and those with some experience of goldwork. You will be working a briar rose on silk fabric which can be made into a brooch, and all the materials you need are included in the price of the workshop. You will need to bring – small scissors for thread; thimble; fine sewing needles; tweezers; notebook and pen; and glasses/magnifier. Nik has a lot of the equipment available to borrow, so don’t worry if you have never done anything like this before – you don’t have to buy anything special.
Nik is an experienced teacher and embroiderer who is currently leading the team creating the Friends’ Norwich Tapestry (like the Bayeux tapestry) for Norwich Castle Museum’s refurbishment of its keep as a mediaeval Royal Palace. She has a great interest in historic embroidery and has taught embroidery to a wide range of students, including embroidery groups. Nik will be supporting her workshop with photographs and recorded tutorials; this will reduce close contact and allow a good view of the sewing techniques to be employed.
This is the first time that CCC has offered a gold work workshop, places are limited so don’t delay – book today and take advantage of our early bird price!