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Newsletter September 2021

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Welcome to our September NewsletterAs we are now entering into the Autumn months. This time for us is Show season, hopefully this years shows will go ahead after them not being able to happen in 2020. We will be attending the Knitting and Stitch shows at Alexandra Palace and Harrogate so why not come and see us. First though this September, we be holding our retreat at Foxhills, we are so excited, this is our last retreat for this year and we know it will be a good one. We are covering the History of goldwork and then we will be stitching Illuminated letters, if you are in the UK we have a couple of spaces left available. We are also back to our regular classes in Mid September, we are looking forward to a bit of normality, if you are interested in joining us please get in contact as it is not very often that we have spaces. I will add a few more details below. In this months Newsletter you will find more details about up coming retreats, show dates, best selling items and offers going forward.   Golden Hinde Team

Pumpkin Material pack Buy now
We are so excited to be able to bring our pumpkin back in time to be stitched for Halloween. Our Pumpkin has had a re-vamp and been re packaged to match our kits. It includes everything that you need to be able to create this little beauty, inc the hoop (which can be used to display your finished piece), all the needles, materials etc.  This is a material pack only and all the instructions can be found on our YouTube channel 
Retreats hosted by Golden Hinde Find out more about our Retreats
Our first retreat ran in July and went really well, the feedback we had was fantastic and we can’t wait to be able to hold more. If you wanted to do the Illuminated letters course, we do have very limited numbers on our September course next week, more details can be found below.
Book Your place on a retreat
Above pictures L-R Illuminated Letters Art Nouveau style; Shell from Goldwork techniques and Art Nouveau letter close up
Retreats for 2022 are 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.
19th – 23rd September 2022 – Mirrors and Picture frames – create a stunning frame for that special picture or a mirror to give that special touch. 
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. All these retreats are booking quickly so don’t miss out. If you have any question please don’t hesitate to drop us an e-mail sarah@golden-hinde.co.uk
If any retreats are sold out we will have a reserve/waiting list so if any places become available we will let you know. 
*subject to change
If you are thinking about booking a retreat with us but unsure of what to expect look at the lovely feedback we received from many of the attendees here are a few of the comments
“Sarah and Sue went above and beyond in their teaching” – Mary F
“The teaching was brilliant, one to one was very good” – Dalena D
“Tuition was clear and at level that suited my skill level” – Pauline W
“Sarah and Sue were extremely knowledgeable, friendly, helpful, and fun. Nothing was too much trouble” – Anne C
Regular Goldwork Classes
We hold regular Goldwork classes at The Old School in Warrington. The Old school is a community hub which is full of artists and creative minds. Our classes are held on a fortnightly basis on a Monday and Tuesday the classes are paid for monthly by standing order. The classes are no set projects you can decide what design you want to do and Sarah will guide you on your Goldwork journey, whether you are a complete beginner wanting to start with a sampler or you have more experience and want to do a more complicated project, Sarah can advise, teach and help you reach your full potential with Goldwork.If you are interested in joining us please drop us an e-mail to sarah@golden-hinde.co.uk and we can give you more information. 
Classes are held 10-4 on a fortnightly basis
Golden Hinde Blog View Here
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. We will also be adding a blog on the retreat soon as well. 
Top Selling products for August
See what everyone else has been buying in the past month, maybe it will give you some inspiration.
Transluent Thread
Always 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. If you haven’t tried it you should, you can get yours here https://golden-hinde.co.uk/pro…
Passing thread 4
Who doesn’t like a bit of passing thread? Always one of the most popular threads we sell, this one is really versatile and available in both size 4 and 6 (in gold). Size 6 has become increasingly popular over the last 2 years, the size 6 is slightly thicker that the 4. Size 4 is also available in Silver and Copper. Did you know that we do a similar thread called 371 which is available in a variety of colours. and can be found here
Bright Check 6
One of my favourites, I love a bit of Bright Check, I think it is the sparkle that gets me. I love cutting it up and sewing the chips down. Bright check is one of the staple wires for Goldwork and is available in various sizes , 4, 6 and 8. Some of the sizes are also available in Silver and copper
Other big sellers for the month were T jap (in various sizes), 11’s plate, beeswax and Pearl purl. 
We hope that you enjoyed the special offers that we had running over the summer. We will be having more offers over the coming weeks, Check  out our social media and we will send e-mails as well. We are also hoping that we will be able to hold a competition for the upcoming knitting and stitch shows 
We will be attending The Knitting and Stitching shows this year, as long as restrictions are reduced. We will be at:Alexandra Palace on 7th – 10th October 2021Harrogate on 18th – 21st November 2021
Alexandra Palace Tickets are now on sale  you can purchase them Here and you can register your interest for Harrogate on the same link. 
There will be the standard requirements for entry in place for those ages 11 and over 
Proof of your Covid status – this can be downloaded from the NHS app onto your phone it will give you a pass with a QR code which can be scanned, or you can request a letter but this does take 2 weeks to come through. (only available 2 weeks after your second dose)
A negative lateral flow test taken within 48hrs of your visit
If you are a resident of England only – proof of immunity (positive PCR test within the last six months, after self-isolation has ended and up to 180 days after taking the test) This can be shown via your Covid pass on the NHS app.
The team behind The Knitting and Stitch show have set up a ‘Covid Commitment’ which they ask all attendees to read and agree to, this can be viewed here OUR COVID COMMITMENT – Immediate Live
Unfortunately we have had no choice but to increase our prices, we have put off the increases for as long as possible but as the cost of the raw materials have increased over the last 18 months it is no longer viable for us to keep the prices as they are.  We hope that you understand. 
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, Instagram and now TikTok for more Goldwork and Embroidery inspiration.
Happy Stitching 
Golden Hinde Team