Embroidered Heart Brooch – Goldwork Master Class & Kit from Toye Academy of Craft


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Take a creative approach to goldwork embroidery and beading. Gold and metalwork embroidery expert Jenny Adin-Christie shares her insider knowledge on the world of gold thread in the Goldwork Master Class – Embroidered Heart Brooch. Craftsy and Toye Academy of Craft proudly present this special class designed for embroiderers of all levels. Learn how to create your own exquisite embroidered heart brooch. Discover the beauty of this exclusive pattern adorned in the traditional “millefiori” style (a traditional repeated flower design that is used to decorate Italian glass).

In this class, you’ll explore the history of this craft as you develop new artisan skills. Jenny walks you through a range of versatile gold and silver thread embroidery techniques you’ll use over and over again. Get creative and explore the possibilities of couching, chipping, padding and other essential skills. No matter your level of stitching experience, you can master this centuries-old art form.

Our exclusive kit has everything you need to make your own embroidered heart brooch. This pattern is ideal for upcycling. Jenny explains how to change color and design themes to match any outfit.

You’ll be inspired by the historical roots of the embroidered heart brooch. Create something amazing for yourself or someone else. The embroidered heart brooch makes a great gift for anyone lucky enough to be on your list. Begin your journey into goldwork embroidery today.


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Your Instructor

Jenny Adin-Christie

Jenny’s career stemmed from a rich family heritage of craftsmanship, being taught to stitch and make from an early age by her mother, a teacher specializing in textiles, and her father, a master gunsmith and fishing rod builder. Fine hand-embroidery became her true passion and Jenny was encouraged to apply for a sought-after place on the rigorous three-year Apprenticeship course then offered at the Royal School of Needlework, Hampton Court. Here she learned to work a hugely diverse range of traditional and more contemporary techniques to a professional standard, training simultaneously in art and design. Graduating in 1996 with distinction and awards in goldwork and silk shading, she was honored with full-time employment at the RSN. This role allowed her the enviable opportunity to practice her skills on the enormously varied commissions of the commercial studio, such as playing a key role in the production of the applied lace panels for the wedding dress of HRH the Princess of Wales, and designing and working new altar frontals for Canterbury Cathedral. She also tutored on the extremely broad range of courses offered by the RSN, including the Degree program. Jenny thus became internationally recognized as a specialist in the fields of whitework, metal thread, raised embroidery/stumpwork and for her unique style of embroidery design that combines these techniques together. Ten years of invaluable experience as a senior tutor and studio embroiderer and eventually becoming Assistant Head of the Studio at the RSN allowed Jenny to branch out as a freelance embroiderer when her daughter was born in 2008. Jenny now works full time as a freelance professional hand-embroiderer, running her own business from her home studio in Surrey, UK, working as a design maker, embroidery artist and tutor, frequently taking her teaching out to students around the world.

Bonus Materials

Each class in this set comes with a helpful downloadable PDF that will add to the fun and success of each class. In total, you will gain access to a PDF containing 20 pages of content, which you can view online anytime or print out to reference.

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