Workshop Medieval Embroidery Halberstadt Domschatz
Please read the Terms and Conditions at the bottom carefully prior to booking
In this workshop, you will learn medieval goldwork embroidery's three most common couching techniques (with and without padding). You will use three different types of gold thread (passing thread, Japanese thread and twist) as well as linen sewing thread, Chinese flat silk and fresh-water pearls. All materials come close to what was used in the Middle Ages. As the workshop takes place in the Domschatz museum, which houses one of the largest collections of medieval embroidery in Europe, you will have ample opportunity to compare your own work with the medieval originals.
In the workshop, you will also learn how to dress a traditional embroidery frame. A slate frame, sewing thread, needles, linen, linen sewing thread, silk thread, gold thread, fresh-water pearls and (video) instructions are included in the course fee. A Lowery stand and a magnifier lamp will be provided for the duration of the workshop. Bring along a pair of fine embroidery scissors and possibly writing materials for notes.
This workshop is suitable for anyone who would like to embroider. Goldwork embroidery experience is not necessary. You only need to be able to thread a fine #10 needle (with magnification). Like the medieval originals, the work is fine and the pattern measures approx. 8.8 x 8.8 cm.
Course fee: €375 (if you already own a 12-inch slate frame, the course fee is €275). The course fee includes two days of access to the museum.
Maximum number of participants: 10.
T&C: The course fee includes a full kit. If you choose the 'I bring my own 12-inch slate frame' option, I expect you to bring a traditional slate frame. Not a roller frame or anything else. If you are unsure that you have the right kind of frame, please contact me. If you turn up with the wrong frame, I reserve the right to deny you access to the workshop. The full course fee needs to be paid upon registration. The course fee is non-refundable. By placing this order you agree to this condition.
The prices stated are excl. VAT. When applicable, VAT is calculated and added upon checkout. Unfortunately, I am unable to accept payment or ship to the UK (with the exception of Northern Ireland).