Gold embroidery is widely used in fashion, both by machine and by hand. Over the years, many renowned designers have incorporated goldwork into their haute couture. Ever wondered how it’s done? In this masterclass, you’ll learn the basics of gold embroidery, an introduction to materials and techniques. In addition to hands-on practice, you’ll also receive plenty of background information. You’ll work with cords and gold threads (gilded metal threads) on beautiful dupion silk.

Hester Dennissen is one of the few Dutch experts in gold embroidery. Until the middle of the last century, this was also a thriving industry in our country. Orders came from the ecclesiastical sector, the military, music associations, or the world of restoration. As a child, she was already interested in textile forms of art. She specialised in gold embroidery, undertaking numerous courses and training programs both domestically and internationally.

Cost: € 135.00, students € 85.00 (use discount code ‘studentgoud’) including materials
Suitable for beginners