Guest Tutor classes
On July 2nd and 3rd July 2018 we had the pleasure of welcoming Jen Goodwin who joined us as a guest tutor at our regular classes to teach us Blackwork. Jen is a RSN Tutor and Assessor, and is well known for her Blackwork and Silk work.
The decision was made that we were going to attempt to create Jen’s magnificent Peacock, which has several Blackwork stitches and is enhanced by the pulled work surrounding the peacock.
We had a full class, people had travelled from far and wide, we all started with a cup of tea (or coffee) and gave Jen the chance to introduce herself to the class and get everyone ready to start. Hoops/frames at the ready we used linen Belfast which is 32TPI, the design was ready drawn on, we all also had packs with needles and threads that were needed to complete the design – machine thread, stranded cotton and coton a broder.
Jen is inspiring, patient and so down to earth, not to mention funny, she is always happy to demonstrate techniques several times until people were ready to give it a go.
We also interviewed Jen, about her work and influences which can be seen by clicking the following link Jen Goodwin Interview
Nicola Jarvis - Whitework Owl
In June 2016 we were very happy to be able to host RSN tutor Nicola Jarvis for a Whitework class where we got to learn many different techniques to complete a beautiful Whitework Owl.
We completed our owls on the beautiful Church Linen , using pearle and stranded cotton, we had the option to use colours instead of the white, we had the option of pastel green, blue or pink.
Nicola is a very friendly and approachable tutor who has time for everyone the two classes were very much enjoyed by all who attended and we cannot wait to welcome Nicola back in 2018
Georgina Bellamy - Couture creatures
Guest tutor Georgina Bellamy joined Golden Hinde to teach her brand new Couture creatures Class.