In Hand Embellishment
Beginner - Intermediate
Master a unique craft in hand embellishment with Burcu Kilic, an experienced embellishment designer who has worked with established brands such as ASOS, Monsoon & Debenhams since 2012.
Her wealth of knowledge has been transformed into an online master-class teaching you a variety of techniques used in her career.
This course also promotes an emerging concept called 'craft therapy', which highlights the therapeutic benefits of hand crafting for those seeking well-being through a creative activity.
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This master-class was designed to teach the art of hand embellishment for beginners who are after a cohesive course which goes through a variety of unique hand embellishment techniques.
This craft will see you hand sewing beads & sequins onto fabric surfaces, perfect for home furnishings including wall art projects.
After the popularity of 3D floral embellishments, we have a range of incredibly unique designs which can be learnt exclusively on this course.
What you'll be taught:
Names of equipment that you'll be using on this course
Names of beads on the market
How to use your equipment; such as framing embroidery hoop & how to thread a beading needle
14 beginners hand-embellishment techniques
12 beginner & intermediate level trimmings techniques
7 beginners 3D floral techniques
6 intermediate level 3D floral techniques
We’ve created this incredible course so that you're taking away more than just tangible skills, you're also taking away a new hobby known to improve mental well-being. We are now promoting an emerging concept called “craft therapy”.
“Craft therapy” takes a traditional hand crafting activity and promotes its therapeutic benefits for ones mental well-being. Through taking up this unique craft in hand embellishment, you’ll be indulging in a relaxing, therapeutic and highly creative activity, all whilst learning a new skill professionally.
Research says that hand crafting is now known to improve cognitive development, fine motor skills, promote self expression and provide a way of release for stress & anxiety. Did you know that craft had been helping soldiers recover from stress in the 19th century?
These benefits cannot only benefit adults, but particularly work amazingly for children too.
It’s fun, relaxing and exciting knowing that you’re learning something unique, creative and fulfilling. Using your hands can really enable you to tap into your creativity and problem solve subconsciously. By using repetitive motions and following instructions and patterns you are strengthening your memory and possibly reducing chances of dementia.
It’s also famously known to help cope with depression and help deal with negative feelings, something many of us can relate to.
Indulging in a craft regularly can help our mind heal and become more focused and happier. Hand embellishment is most certainly a perfect craft for this.
ABOUT THE DESIGNER
Burcu is a London based freelance embellishment designer & Instructor
Her journey began in 2012 landing her first job for Monsoon as an embellishment & beading design assistant, then developing her career and working with many established brands such as Debenhams, Coast, Asos & Evans.
Her diverse background involved working for a variety of departments including accessories, day wear, beach wear, occasion wear, and bridal wear.
Her specialism and passion lies in creating textures, particularly experimenting with innovative 3D surfaces that can be achieved with beads. Her love for experimenting with colour combinations has also led her to creating fresh, modern colour palettes for the commercial market.