Online Studio Class: Hummingbird in Silk and Gold with Lizzy Pye

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Hummingbird in Silk and Gold

Stitch a wonderful silk and gold hummingbird!

Learn how to handle traditional silks known as flat or filament silks, which are untwisted. Stitch silk shading (long and short stitch), satin stitch and stem stitch to create splashes of color amongst the gold. Learn to create smooth felt padding and embellish with traditional goldwork techniques of couching and colored couching, pearl purl, invisibly stitched twist and chipping.

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More about Hummingbird in Silk and Gold

  • Class Details

    Design size: 5” by 3.5″
    Technique: Silk Shading and Goldwork
    Skill level: Intermediate/Advanced Intermediate
    Registration dates: Registration opens on October 4, 2023 and closes on November 1, 2023.
    Class schedule: The first lesson will be posted on April 3, 2024 and the following lessons will be posted on April 10, 17, and 24, May 1, 8, 15 and 22.
    Number of Lessons: 8
    Class format: PDF Lessons + Videos
    Class cost: Class and Required Kit: $170 shipping to US, Canada and International locations; $152 shipping to the United Kingdom; $164 shipping to Europe.
    Kit Contents and Supplies needed: Click here to see the list of kit contents and supplies needed.
    Prerequisite: Some surface embroidery and goldwork

  • Lessons

  • About teacher Lizzy Pye

    Lizzy Pye is an embroidery tutor, classically trained on the Royal School of Needlework Apprenticeship.

    She is passionate about passing on her skills through teaching. She loves all embroidery techniques and struggles to choose a favorite, but she is always most drawn to detailed work. One of the things she most enjoys about her work is encouraging her students to achieve their best, and have a great time getting there!

    She has been teaching embroidery for 14 years now. Her teaching style is very relaxed; She wants you to enjoy your stitching as much as she does. ‘Silly questions’ are her favorite thing.

  • More about our Online Studio Classes

    Visit our Online Studio page for Frequently Asked Questions and more information on how our online classes work.

    Learn more about downloading your lessons, asking questions to the teacher, posting photos of your progress, receiving class emails and more in the Online Studio Instructions page.

    Please note: Online Studio course and kit fees are non-refundable.