Goldwork Course
For Beginners
Course Overview

Goldwork For Beginners

Learn goldwork online with our online goldwork embroidery courses for beginners at the School of Stitched Textiles. ​Choose our online goldwork embroidery courses, with guest tutor Sara Dennis.

Learn goldwork embroidery by following along with our incredible guest tutor, Sara Dennis – Royal School of Needlework tutor and regular repairer on the BBC’s The Repair Shop. Follow and track progress online and learn goldwork embroidery today. 

Develop your goldwork skills by learning with our online goldwork embroidery courses. Aimed at complete beginners, this course will introduce you to key techniques and disciplines to build your skills and confidence with design and goldwork embroidery. Our goldwork course has so many wonderful tips and skills to explore.

Learn Goldwork Online with SST

As the UK’s largest distance learning provider of accredited textile courses, we’re passionate about teaching and supporting people to learn new skills. 

Get to grips with this fascinating and creative method of hand embroidery with our brand new online goldwork course for beginners. Aimed at complete beginners, this course will introduce you to various goldwork threads and the different application methods. Practise stitches and application methods before transferring them over onto a completed original design that Sara has created especially for this course, which is approx. 16cm (6.5″) in size.

Join Sara Dennis now and start learning goldwork embroidery, or read our Beginner’s Guide to Goldwork Embroidery.

Online Teaching Platform

This beginner Goldwork course is taught online via high quality tutorial videos and downloadable course content. The course is accessed through our dedicated online teaching platform, the Creative Classroom.  With access to your own private learning dashboard you’ll be able to work your way through the course content, check off tasks as you complete them and track your progress throughout the course. 

You’ll get full access to your course for 12 months. 

What You'll Learn

Learn a new skill from home with new beginner craft courses
Sara Dennis in action on our new online Goldwork course

Artist, Sara Dennis


Sara Dennis is a tutor of Hand Embroidery, regularly teaching at the Royal School of Needlework (RSN). Having studied at the RSN for three years she became an expert in her craft which allowed her to teach at prestigious venues like the Victoria and Albert Museum and The British Library.

As well as exhibiting and managing a busy programme of tutoring, Sara has more recently appeared as an expert on the BBC’s The Repair Shop, where craft experts pool their talents to restore heirlooms and treasured antiques to their former glory.

Beginner Craft Courses

Not only do we provide goldwork embroidery courses, but we also teach new starters all kinds of crafting techniques and disciplines with our distance learning craft courses. We have beginner courses, such as Learn to Crochet, Learn Machine Embroidery, and much more.


Needle Felting

Machine Embroidery

Hand Embroidery


Jacobean Crewelwork


Drawing for Design

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