Summer’s here – well, in the sense that the English summer is ever here. The nights are longer, and generally the television tends to hit rock-bottom levels. It’s usually about this time we all start to think about what else we could be doing with our spare time. Many people consider taking up a hobby, or some sort of new challenge. Well, at Golden Hinde we think we’ve got the perfect solution for you. Why not consider having a go at goldwork embroidery?
Before you dismiss the idea out of hand because you may feel it’s too complicated, just consider this: most hobbies may seem difficult at first. Just think of learning a musical instrument, or learning to paint with oils. The challenges of learning a new skill may seem too daunting initially, but everybody has got to start somewhere. Even expert metal thread embroiders were novices once upon a time. They too may have thought that the challenge of learning these new goldwork techniques were insurmountable when they started, but they persevered. Look at them now. With practice and a bit of patience any skill becomes easier, even goldwork, and before you know it you’ll be turning out your own metal thread heirlooms.
So, if you’ve decided to give goldwork embroidery a go, where’s the best place to start? Golden Hinde would recommend that you kick start your new hobby with one of our beginner’s goldwork kits. Everything you’ll possibly need is included, with the exception of needles and scissors. We’re pretty confident you’ll have access to these any way. Each of our beginner’s kits come complete with fabrics, wires, metal threads, a design pattern and full instructions. The rest, as they say, is up to you.
So if you fancy creating your own goldwork Seahorse, Dolphin, Teddy Bear, Penguin, Cockerel or Cat, we’ve got just the kit for you. Our kits only cost £14.95 plus postage, and we think they’re a winner. If you’d like a better idea of what these kits look like, why not have a look and click on the links. We think you’ll definitely be impressed.