Golden Hinde Courses

Regular classes we run

Golden Hinde run regular fortnightly goldwork embroidery classes in Warrington. Classes are run on Monday’s and Tuesday’s 10-4. These classes do need to be booked in advance. In addition to Goldwork we do incorporate other embroidery techniques, such as stumpwork, silk shading, needle weaving. If you are interested in joining us please contact us directly for more information.

If you are unable to attend a regular class and have 6 or more ladies that want to learn goldwork or improve your technique,then we can arrange to come to your area, we offer several different courses – which are listed below – there is something to suit everyone.

Please contact us directly for more information and prices.

Guest Tutors

Occasionally we organise for a guest tutor to take our classes, to teach other embroidery techniques other than Goldwork.

Our regular class attendees do get first refusal on places, however, we do allow others to attend on a first come first served basis. You would need to book you place on a guest class directly with us.


Couture Creatures With Georgina Bellamy

Guest tutor Georgina Bellamy (on the left with Sarah) will be joining Golden Hinde to teach her brand new Couture creatures Class.

Golden Hinde are very excited to be able to bring this class to our customers and it will be on a first come first served basis.

This class is a 1 day class which and you will have a choice of dates of Monday 13th November and Tuesday 14th November 2017. The class will take place in Warrington 10-4pm and once places are gone we do not expect them to become available again.

Places will be limited – only 15 places per class

Price: £45 this includes a material/wire pack worth £10 and we will provide tea, coffee and biscuits.


More information and tickets available soon

Watch this space for future Guest Tutors

previous guest class: Whitework with Nicola Jarvis

Our resident Tutor

Sarah Rakestraw, is Recommended Embroiderers Guild tutor, and has been teaching classes and courses for many years. Sarah is very patient and encouraging.  We have courses running throughout the year or courses can be arranged in your area, for 5 to 18 embroiderers. We do get booked up very quickly and we are now taking bookings for 2018, if you would like to book a course, please contact us directly, providing us with 2 or 3 date options and we will try our best to accommodate.

Sarah is also able to give talks on Goldwork if you would like to arrange this please contact us directly.

Our courses are tailored to fit the requirements of the individuals, but the following options have been the most popular. During a class, we will cover the use of Jap and its many facets, the use of most wires in Goldwork Embroidery and an introduction to new threads. You will be taught the applications and techniques of Goldwork embroidery and produce a sample or piece by the end of the course dependent on the course type and length. The courses cater for beginners to expert, our aim is to encourage an enthusiasm for the array of techniques of this special craft.

Goldwork Embroidery Course type 1

Designs will be supplied by the tutor

Day 1 –  Level 1 Introductory techniques for goldwork embroidery. Including Jap, Passing thread, Bright Check, Smooth Purl, Pearl Purl and Leather application.

Day 2 –  Level 2 Advanced techniques. Including purls over string, basket weave etc

Day 3 –  Level 3 Advanced techniques 2.

The Goldwork embroidery classes can be run as individual one off classes.

Goldwork Embroidery Course type 2

An heirloom in a day.

This is a one day course where you can learn the basic techniques and complete a design, from five worked pieces.

Designs are supplied by the tutor

Goldwork Embroidery Course type 3

We have a variety of kits available and each individual can choose a kit and work it within the class, as the techniques learnt are within each kit. Or your own design can be worked, this needs to be sent in advance of the course.

Goldwork Embroidery Course type 4

Mirror course, this is a 3 day course which is usually run on a fortnightly basis. We have already worked four example mirrors, on which your design can be based on or your own design can be worked.

How will I learn?

Through demonstration of techniques followed by discussion and practical workshop with tuition.

Who is the course aimed at?

Anyone with basic sewing skills through to the competent embroiderer.

All our courses can be adapted to suit the group, please contact us directly with you requirements.

Courses can also be arranged on a one to one teaching basis for individuals working on their own project, wanting to learn new techniques or that would like inspiration.

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