Glittering Goldwork- Old and New

Online Talk and Presentation

DATE: Sunday November 5 from 10:30 AM- 12 noon PDT

Looking for Inspiration?  Join us for a sparkling display of incredible gold and metal thread embroidery! Join Gail on a visual journey of metal threadwork from centuries gone by up to pieces of creative contemporary Goldwork.

Both lovers of modern stitched art and those who enjoy looking at the craftsmanship from the past will get their thirst sated with sparkling, shimmering and shining examples of opulent gold and silver embroidered pieces!


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“Home is Where They are always Happy to See You” by Maria Winner, 2015

One of the many incredible pieces that Gail will be sharing at the talk and slideshow:

Embroidered Book Binding- 17th C. Owned by James II, King of England (1633-1701) The Holy Bible, published Cambridge 1674.  Red velvet armorial with 2 pairs of red ribbon ties, embroidered with gold.  With kind permission of the British Library.

Detail of Embroidered book binding.  With kind permission of the British Library.

Gail Harker, L.C.G.I.

Gail, a Canadian who moved to Britain in 1976 with her American husband and family, studied art in Canada, England and Scotland.  She completed both Parts 1 and 2 (Diploma) of the City and Guilds Design and Embroidery course with Distinction in both parts.  She was awarded the Senior Qualification of Licentiateship (LCGI) by the City and Guilds Institute and continued on teaching City and Guilds and becoming an External Verifier for student work.  Returning to the US with her family in 1995, she has taught courses in Design and Embroidery and directed the Arts Center she founded in Washington state.  She has written five books on embroidery published in both Britain and the US.  Over her career, she has taught thousands of students, sharing her passion for embroidery, textiles, and design.