Kathleen takes you through all the steps needed to create this lovely design.
In this comprehensive workshop, Kathleen shows how to transfer your design onto your fabric and how to load this into your embroidery hoop correctly. She talks you through the order of sewing. A little like applique, you need to know which bits go on first.
You also get to learn about the threads Kathleen likes to use. There is a great tip on how to cope with the points on the design and how to finish off. And tips on how to use metallic threads. And finally, why Kathleen likes to use acrylic paint instead of leather!
She has a suggestion that you might like. Use a little piece of embroidery to adorn the top of a box or book cover. Katheleen may be a rebel, but the finished result is gorgeous and you get loads of tips to get great results.
To watch Kathleen's Introduction to Goldwork - click here.
If you want to learn more about Kathleen and her approach to Contemporary Goldwork - click here.
You can buy Kathleen's kits here.
Kathleen has written an excellent book called Golden Glamour. It is designed for those just starting out as well as those who are skilled in the craft. There is a small introduction on what materials to use and how to use them followed by 11 varied projects for you to embroider, and several designs for you to experiment on - - with your new-found skills. You can find more information about Golden Glamour by Kathleen Laurel Sage here.
Click here to learn more about Kathleen Laurel Sage.
Click here to watch the full length version of this Taster