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Leighton House

Young People: Goldwork Embroidery with Annalisa Middleton

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An image of a dress closure finish by Annalisa Middleton

Event Information


13 July 2024




Leighton House


About the workshop

Try your hand at the intricate art of goldwork, working with real gold and other fine materials to adorn a piece of fabric. You will explore design and stitch in this practical workshop learning all about this traditional craft, taking inspiration from contemporary designs to create your own unique piece to take home. 


Useful information

  • This is a drop off workshop suitable for unaccompanied young people aged 11-16yrs.
  • All workshops take place in the  Learning Centre at Leighton House.
  • Entry to the museum and exhibition is included for young people joining the workshop. Adults can enjoy the garden and Drawings Gallery for free, or visit the café, but will need to buy an admission ticket if they wish to visit the historic house.
  • All materials provided.


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About Annalisa Middleton

Annalisa Middleton is an artist specialising in goldwork, a relief embroidery technique using gilt threads and wires. After graduating from Dartington College of Arts in 2009,  she became a costume maker, which eventually led to her honing her craft as an embroiderer and winning the Hand and Lock prize for fashion in 2016. Her artworks, both intricate and illustrative, explore the versatility of this traditional craft, sculpting themes from folklore monsters, to science fiction technologies. 


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