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Beginners Goldwork course

10th April - 1st May

This is a wonderful opportunity to learn a traditional hand embroidery technique with Liz Tapper of The Art of the Needle.

Beginners Goldwork course

This is a wonderful opportunity to learn a traditional hand embroidery technique with Liz Tapper of The Art of the Needle.

Goldwork, a type of embroidery using metal thread, has been used extensively over the centuries on ecclesiastical vestments, as well as on military uniforms, flags and banners. During the late 12th and mid 14th centuries the artisans of England produced particularly excellent embroidered work using silk and gold threads. This period was known as Opus Anglicanum.

Those attending will be taught how to apply padding using craft felt, when to wax the thread, how to use and couch different types of gold metal thread and how to use cutwork.

The last week will be spent designing your own piece.
About the tutor: Elizabeth Tapper is an exhibiting Member of Somerset Art Works and a Full Member of the Somerset Guild of Craftsmen. Following an early interest in hand embroidery, Liz went on to study on the Royal School of Needlework Apprenticeship, graduating with a First Class qualification in 1998.

Liz teaches at venues around the country, both for the RSN and privately through her own company 'The Art of the Needle'. She also designs and sells embroidery kits and embroidered art in a range of techniques, including goldwork, blackwork and whitework.

The course will run every Tuesday, starting on Tuesday 10th April until Tuesday 1st May from 10am – 12pm and costs £65. Only 10 spaces are available to ensure each student gets lots of attention.
Tea and coffee are included in the class price.

To book, please contact the Palace Shop on 01749 988111 ext. 205

Event type: Sport and recreation



Venue: Bishop's Palace, Wells, Somerset BA5 2PB

Nearest town: Wells, Somerset, UK

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Cottage Holidays

There is a great choice of cottages for rent in the local area. Take a look at the beautiful cottages in Wells, Shepton Mallet, Blagdon and Cheddar.

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:


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Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:


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Caravan Holidays

In the vicinity is a choice of camping and caravan sites offering high quality, affordable holiday accommodation. Consider camps in Wells, Glastonbury, Cheddar and Bath.

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