The London Embroidery School Presents The Goldwork Christmas Star Workshop

The London Embroidery School has a brand new workshop for you this Christmas to get you in the festive mood. Join us when we open our Soho studio to a day of seasonal fun on Saturday the 12th of December, 10am to 6pm.

We will be teaching you how to make one of these stars from start to finish for the top your tree this year, using an ancient embroidery technique that still looks beautiful today.


Whether you’re looking to learn a new skill, or put some old ones to good use, this is the workshop for you! You will be able to choose which techniques and effect you want for your piece.

Taking you through some basic goldwork techniques, the workshop is suitable for both beginners and those who are familiar with the technique, as we work towards making your own top of the tree star that would make anyone proud to bring home.


You can even bring your own personality to your piece by creating your own combination of traditional goldwork techniques and sewing fills that will be demonstrated on the day.


After filling the star with sparkles, you will be shown how to close up and finish your handmade decoration, ready for it’s prime position on top of the tree!


Book now to secure your seat, spaces will be limited! What could be a more unique and individual way to decorate your home than a handmade star using traditional Goldwork techniques?

Claire Barrett
Claire Barrett is an embroidery designer who has been working in the embroidery industry for six years. A former Creative Director at Hand & Lock, Claire runs Hawthorne & Heaney, dealing with celebrity clients such as Kanye West and high profile companies such as Henry Poole & Company Savile Row tailors. Claire is passionate about making embroidery accessible to everyone by offering sponsorships to young designers and even running the London Embroidery School to teach beginners classes to those who are interested in getting a taste of what embroidery has to offer.
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Hawthorne & Heaney are an Embroidery company dealing with design, consultation, management and production.
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