Welcome to our May Newsletter. Things are looking up in the UK, our lockdowns are starting to ease and Kate is in the office a lot more so is here to answer the phone and any queries. The end of April was very hectic with lots to do before the Easter break so we do have a few updates for you this month, which can be found below.
Sarah was on Hochanda at the end of March, if you missed it you can watch her on catch up here https://thecraftstore.com/cine…. Everything that is shown on Hochanda is available to purchase on our website.
We have been extremely busy the past few months and we are restocking all stock as quickly as possible including kits all new ones made up will be in our new packaging. If something that you want is showing out of stock keep checking back or drop us an e-mail.
Did you know that we have social media channels? We are on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. We have now set up a TikTok account so if you want to see some stock and items that we have sent out go over and give us a follow.
We have some special offers this month and details on bank holiday closures, details can be found below. We also have information on Retreats and courses coming up this year and in 2022 so make sure you check them out.
Golden Hinde Team
We have recently started our new Blog on our website. We are excited to share this with you. We will be adding all newsletters, so if you miss one or they get lost in your masses of emails, don’t worry you can find them all in our blog, we have already added the last 6 months. In addition to the newsletters, you will find a Blog with news, project write-ups, product reviews. As well as product updates and general news, so make sure you take a look on a regular basis. You will also find interim updates between newsletters such as post delays at times such as Christmas and Easter, updates to T&C’s and any other general information.
May Bank Holidays in the UKThe office will be closed over the bank holiday weekend so we will be closing on Friday 30th April at 3pm and re-open on 4th May at 9am . So there will be no one in the office to answer any calls on the Monday. The website will be running as usual and you are able to place your orders and we will pick them up on our return on the Tuesday. We do have a second bank holiday on the 31st May, we will also be closed for this, we close at 3pm on Friday 28th May and re-open on 1st June 2021
We will be holding our own retreats in 2021, with 2022 dates coming very soon. Bookings can be made via our website by clicking the link below. There are offers currently running on the website for our 2021 retreats, check them out now before the offers end. We have now have some limited spaces on our Illuminated letters course as well.
The Dates are as follows: 26th – 30th July 2021 – Illuminated Letters (due to phenomenal demand) – 1 space; 6th – 10th September 2021 – HIstory of Goldwork and Illuminated letters Limited spaces available
We have further retreats for 2022 ON SALE NOW 21st March – 25th March 2022 – Goldwork basics techniques 16th May – 20th May 2022 – Illuminated letters ‘Art Nouveau style’ letters 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. 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
New Dates Monday 21st and Tuesday 22nd June 2021Silk shading with RSN tutor Kate Barlow We still have a few spaces left on the Silk shading course, this is a special one of course and the dates fall outside the road map dates set by the English government. So we shouldn’t have to change the dates again. Why not join us for a day of stitching, we will still be following any guidance such as social distancing and any other recommendations. There also will be no crowding around the tutor Every one already booked on the course were advised of the new dates at the beginning of March (we resent the email on 19th April as the original failed to get to some people)
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
New Stock We have 2 new books available to purchase in our shop both written by RSN tutors, we also have some beetlewings available now in bigger pack sizes. Blackwork Embroidery by Jen Goodwin. This wonderful book gives a number of ways to approach Blackwork embroidery, from forming basic stitches and patterns to developing complex shaded pieces with confidence. Goldwork Embroidery by Lizzy Pye. This lovely book is full of techniques and six projects, contains advice on stitches and techniques and how to move on to your own designs
Beetle wings Aren’t these beetle wings gorgeous! We have had them in stock for a while available with 5 wings per pack and they have been really popular. So popular that we have decided to do a larger quantities and all the green beetle wings with no holes, 1 hole or 2 holes are now available in 4g packs get yours now via our website https://golden-hinde.co.uk/pro…
Pocket Colour WheelThis is a fab little device to help understand colour in a simple a simple, visual aid for illustrating and teaching colour mixing relationships. Very easy to use and understand, it is a great tool for teachers, students, and artists. It also includes grey scale, tints, tones, shades and results of mixing colours get yours now here https://golden-hinde.co.uk/pro…
For May we have some wonderful offers for you. Bank Holiday offerOver the Spring Bank Holiday 30th April – 4th May, we are offering 10% off Metal thread scissors in Gold, Silver or Rainbow. So if you need a new pair this is the ideal time to get some. Offer for Maywe are continuing our offer of 10% off 371 threads, these versatile threads will have 10% off for the whole of May, there is a large choice of colours to choose from so get yours while stocks last
Top Selling products for April
Large Circle Brooch Frames Our brooch frames are always popular but this month they have been extra popular. The Circle brooch frames are available in 2 sizes a large and small and both have been really popular but the large one has been our best seller this month. Brooch frames are great for those smaller projects that you want to display, they also make a wonderful gift for a special person, either as a completed brooch (who doesn’t love a hand made gift) of for an embroiderer to create their own masterpiece.
Square Brooch Frames These square brooch frames are so popular, they are fantastic for displaying a small project and are super easy to put together. Would make a lovely gift as a complete brooch or as on its own with some threads and wires maybe a sample pack or material pack They are are available in Gold and Silver, get yours now!
Copper Passing This seems to be the big thing at the moment if it isn’t Silver passing its the Copper, and the Copper has taken centre stage this month. Passing is always popular in Gold, silver and copper. Did you know that the 371 threads are similar to the passing thread? 371 allow you to bring more colour into a project, Plus we have an offer this month, details above
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.
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 ConditionsWe 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 and Instagram for more Goldwork and Embroidery inspiration.Happy Stitching Golden Hinde Team