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Pinterest Workshop at Hand & Lock

This week I was invited by Pinterest to a goldwork embroidery workshop at Hand & Lock (who have been producing fine hand embroidery since 1767, wow). After battling through a crowded London due to the tube strikes, I arrived just in time for the workshop at a little haven tucked around the corner from Oxford Circus. The studio is really inspiring – packed full of stunning embroidery pieces and colourful sewing supplies. 
We were each given an embroidery hoop and little sewing kits. I was really excited to see that we were going to be creating little feathers as I am a fan of embroidered feathers if you remember…
It’s been a while since I did any hand embroidery, probably not since my first year of uni. I learnt some new tips such as waxing the threads before using them to help them hold together more. How much does the wax look like a piece of fudge?! I kept wanting to nibble at it. 
Blimey these goldwork embroiderers must have a lot of patience. After two hours this was as far as I got. There was quite a bit of learning, chatting, and wine drinking in between though… It was so lovely to speak to other Pinners and bloggers, as the online world can be a bit anti-social at times. It was great to hear what other people use Pinterest for and to find some new people to follow. Thank you Pinterest, Hand & Lock, and Mastered for this fun evening x
Top photo credit: Pinterest. The rest were taken on my iPhone.

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3 Comments

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    Nancy Straughan
    May 1, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    Ohhh this looks so fun. I'd love to give it a go!

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    Diana Mieczan
    May 5, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    Sounds like a great night and you did so well:) Kisses, sweetie.

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    Lisa
    May 9, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    That's so beautiful, what a lovely chance to learn a new skill. Will you finish it off?

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