July Newsletter 2021

Golden Hinde Monthy NewsletterIssue 35 – July 2021
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Welcome to our July Newsletter
How have we got half way through the year already! June was an exciting month for us as we were finally able to hold some of our long awaited classes, they had been postponed numerous times. Sarah was able to hold her beginners Goldwork Class on Saturday 19th June 2021 and Kate Barlow was able to join us on the 21st and 22nd June to teach Silk shading. Which you can see more information about below. July hold more exciting things for us, we are able to go ahead with our retreat which is very exciting, we are really looking forward to going to Shallowford house and getting started. We can’t wait to see those who are booked on, it will be so nice to see faces we haven’t seen in a while plus some new faces. We have more information regarding up and coming retreats in later this year and in 2022.  In this newsletter we have updates on what we have been up to in June, what events we have coming up, and offers we are running for July.  

Golden Hinde Team
Silk shading with RSN tutor Kate Barlow
On the 21st and 22nd June we had the pleasure of welcoming Kate Barlow to our studio where we were taught the beautiful technique of Silk Shading creating a stunning little Viola (which can be seen below). Silk shading is also known as painting with threads. Its a lovely technique and the class was wonderful.  Kate Barlow who is a RSN tutor was so lovely. We have some pictures below of the class for you to see. We will also add a full write up on our blog.
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Check out our blog on a full run down on the class with Kate Barlow, and a Golden Hinde Goldwork class that we held in June
Retreats hosted by Golden Hinde Find out more about our Retreats
We are so excited to get our retreats up and running this year, after waiting for so long. Our first retreat is on the 12th July 2021 and we can’t wait for those booked on to join us, Didn’t manage to book on the July retreat? Don’t worry we have more options for you. Wanted to do the Illuminated letters course? We have limited numbers on our September course, more details can be found below.
Book Your place on a retreat
The Dates are as follows:
26th – 30th July 2021 – Illuminated Letters  – SOLD OUT6th – 10th September 2021 – HIstory of Goldwork & Illuminated letters – only 2 places available
We have further retreats for 2022 ON SALE NOW 
21st March – 25th March 2022 – Goldwork basics techniques – learn several Goldwork techniques including leather and chipping to complete a design such as the design above middle. 
16th May – 20th May 2022 – Illuminated letters ‘Art Nouveau style’ letters – create a stunning letter in Art Nouveau style,these letters really capture the essence and the style of the era
The 2022 are available to book with an early bird booking offer, so book early to take advantage of this amazing offer.
If you are interested in joining us on one of our retreats you can find out more general information by clicking the box above. Both these retreats are booking quickly so don’t miss out. 
If any retreats are sold out we will have a reserve/waiting list so if any places become available we will let you know. We have 2 more retreats in 2022 to finalise so watch this space*subject to change
Day Classes with availibilityHeirloom in a day 3/07/21 – Heirloom in a day is a beginner course where you will learn the basics of Goldwork embroidery with a choice of 5 designs. We have a few spaces available so book on now, if you know anyone who may be interested let them know and they are welcome to contact us if they have any questions. Book now – more classes coming soon 
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Special Offers for July
10% Off Mesh for JulyBuy now
We have never had mesh on offer before and thought it was time to change that. This is the ideal time to try mesh if you haven’t already. It comes in 2 grades Heavyweight and Lightweight and brings a new dimension and texture to your work. Also available in brass, stainless steel and Copper. 
10% off Coloured PlateColoured plate
10% off coloured plate for the whole of July, add a bit of colour to your projects with these plates, we have a range of colours to choose from on our website by clicking the button above
Summer Time is upon us Mid July marks the beginning of the school holidays, and hopefully more freedom in the UK. We will be remaining open but we will staff holidays and the last Monday of August is a Bank Holiday a day which we will be closed. 
Top Selling products for May
See what everyone else has been buying in the past month, maybe it will give you some inspiration.  
Glitz wiresThis has been flying out this month, a great cost effective wire to practice with, get kids involved in embroidery or even to give a slightly chunkier effect to a project. It is a very versatile wire and is available in a variety of colours including the peacock which is pictured here on the right 
Transluent ThreadHas been knocked off the top spot this month but still in the top 3, and i am sure we all know why. This is a must have thread for any Goldworker, available is lots of different colours but the Honey is always the most popular, as it disappears against gold threads and wires. 
Jap K1K1 Jap is one of the main threads in Goldwork, and one of the Japanese thread range. The K1 or size 12 is the most popular and the largest in the K Jap range. Also available in K2 and K4 as well as items in the TJap range 
Classes and courses with Golden Hinde
We are delighted that we have been able to arrange courses for 2021. We have New dates for our day courses that were postponed from 2020, and we have a new heirloom in a day class available to book. These dates have been amended on the website and if you are affected we will have contacted you by e-mail separately but if in any doubt please drop us an e-mail. 
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We will be attending The Knitting and Stitch shows this year, as long as restrictions are reduced. We will be at Alexandra Palace in October and Harrogate in November, we hope that we will see some of you there. If we here any updates regarding the shows and any restrictions in place we will let you know. 
We are currently changing the packaging for our kits, so over the next few months. This will be a slow process and when we restock kits they will be in the new packaging. If you order more than one kit they may be in different packaging as we go through the transition period. 
Terms and Conditions
We have updated our terms and conditions in regards to the import duty and taxes. If you are an international customer please familiarise yourself with the update. 
We will keep you up to date with any changes that may happen in the next few weeks. All stay safe and follow all the advice given in your country. Hopefully we will be back to normal soon. Please follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and now TikTok for more Goldwork and Embroidery inspiration.
Happy Stitching 
Golden Hinde Team

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