2024 Festival Dates: 6 & 7 July

Adventures in Goldwork Embroidery

Learn the ancient technique of goldwork embroidery with artist Hanny Newton in this completely free, walk-in workshop.

Goldwork graces the Queen’s finest gowns and ecclesiastical garments, which make use of the way metal captures the light to dazzle the public. You will here learn how to hand-stitch at home, using goldwork to add another dimension to your embroidery in our all-ages, beginner-friendly workshop.

Hanny is a hand embroiderer with a great love or stitch, and a belief that embroidery should be about following your passion not just following the rules. She loves sharing her passion for stitch with people from all walks of life and has recently taught goldwork at the British Museum.

Making is…

seeing an idea from my head and my heart take shape in the world with my own hands makes life make sense – Hanny Newton



2019 Trusts & Foundations

The National Festival Of Making Delivery Team

National Festival of Making is supported by the Arts Council England, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, Brian Mercer Trust and Foundations and Partners. This project is part-funded by the UK government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

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