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Leighton House

Giuseppe Savoca: Beaded Embroidery

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Image of two garnet caps by Giuseppe Savoca

Event Information


8 June 2024




Leighton House

£100; 25% discount for Friends Under 30s

About the workshop

Working with contemporary fashion designer and craftsman Giuseppe Savoca, participants will  learn how to apply beading techniques in unexpected ways, and create a unique accessory combining Victorian elegance with a modern twist. The workshop takes inspiration from the dresses in the exhibition Out Shopping: The Dresses of Marion and Maud Sambourne (1880-1910)

Image of the making of one garnet cap by SAVOCA
Garnet cap ©SAVOCA. Image Carlos De Château-Morand
Useful information
  • All levels of ability and experience are welcome. Participants will need to be able to thread needles and pick up beads.
  • The workshop will take place in the dedicated Learning Centre at Leighton House.
  • After the workshop, participants will also have access to exhibition galleries and the historic house.
  • Ticket price includes all materials and equipment. Bead kits will also be on sale to continue your learning at home.
  • Friends Under 30s receive 25% discount. Join The Friends today.


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Meet Giuseppe Savoca


An image of Giuseppe Savoca with one of his creations

Giuseppe Savoca is a contemporary craftsman and fashion designer.  After obtaining a Master’s Degree with Honours in Craftsmanship in wood and leather, Giuseppe was driven to fuse his traditional skills with the creative freedom of fashion, and completed a Master’s Degree in Fashion Design. Following his move to London, Savoca has collaborated with designers such as Stella McCartney and Hugo Boss, and produced work for red carpet events such as the Academy Awards (The Oscars), Cannes Film Festival, BAFTA’s and Royal Ascot. SAVOCA aims to revamp the meaning of savoir-faire, creating a dialogue between craftsmanship and street style. 


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