Oh, oh, oh!! Here’s some exciting news for embroiderers who want to learn the basics of goldwork embroidery!
Lucy Barter, a Royal School of Needlework-trained embroidery instructor in San Francisco, has teamed up with Craftsy to produce Goldwork Embroidery: Essential Techniques.
The class covers all the basics to get you started with goldwork embroidery:
And it’s a Really Good Class. I’ve not made it through the whole class yet, but I’ve gone through the first five lessons. I can’t wait to watch the last two when I can sneak them in this morning!
The class progresses at a really nice pace, Lucy is easy to listen to, and everything you need to know to get off to a great start with goldwork (and then some) is presented clearly and concisely.
Craftsy classes are video-based, so you’ll see all the techniques worked out in front of you in high-quality, professionally produced videos.
The classes are self-paced, so once you sign up, you have permanent access to it and can work through the class whenever you have time. You can rewind sections and watch them over and over again, if you want. You can even put detailed instruction on a 30-second repeat, so that you can watch them several times in a row.
You can ask questions of the instructor in the provided chat areas. (Normally, in the early days after the launch of a class, you’re more likely to get more frequent instructor interaction.)
And you also have access to the downloadable class materials, including instructions and supply lists.
On top of all that, the class is Super Affordable. If you think about the cost of face-to-face instruction at regular workshops (which can run into thousands of dollars, once you factor in travel and accommodations), it’s more than just affordable; if you have an interest in goldwork, you almost can’t afford not to take it!
Here you have access to a world-class goldwork instructor, with all the basic techniques of goldwork unfolded right before your eyes – whenever you want. Think of it as adding a really good instructional book to your library. At less than $40, it’s a pretty good deal!
You’ll find the goldwork class available through the following affiliate* link:
Goldwork Embroidery: Essential Techniques – on Craftsy
Why not join me over there? Maybe we’ll bump into each other in the classroom!
Or All the Craftsy Classes?
Update, 2018: Craftsy is now part of a program called Blueprint, which gives you access to all Craftsy classes for as long as you’re subscribed, at a fixed low monthly price. You can try a 7-day free trial here. It’s definitely worth checking out, especially if you’re interested in running through all their hand embroidery classes!
*If you sign up for Craftsy through my links, I get a small kickback that helps support Needle ‘n Thread. Every little bit counts, you know! But even if I didn’t get a kickback, I’d still be recommending the class!