Introducing the Golden Hinde Embroidery Academy

For Lovers of  Embroidery Everywhere.

Summer Camp 2024 - A New Embroidery Project

For Lovers of  Embroidery Everywhere.

Doors are now open for a LIMITED time period. 

Already an Academy Member? You are eligible for Member’s Only pricing!
Look out for the secret link!

What you get:

Summer Camp is a brand new online project for August 2024.
It’s brought to you by Sarah Rakestraw and her team at Golden Hinde, the premier online store for everything goldwork and more. 

Are you looking for a fun embroidery project to focus on during Summer? Or feeling that it would be nice to have a piece to take away and work on while you holiday?
Or maybe you’d just like to treat yourself to a unique project?

By joining Summer Camp, you’ll develop your needlework skills, combine eight embroidery techniques, have access to a month long training course FOREVER!


Summer Camp 2024 - An Exclusive Stitching Project

Let’s face it, Summer offers the perfect opportunity to create something new in the last few weeks before hectic Autumn arrives.
Wouldn’t it be a pleasure to spend those warm light evenings relaxing with an absorbing new piece that you can quickly and easily put together?
And to enjoy your love of embroidery within a community of like minded souls?

Summer camp is a BRAND NEW way to create an embroidery project online and is not available anywhere else.
During August 2024 YOU will have the opportunity to receive a weekly online tutorial to follow along and enjoy creating your own “Summer Cocktail.” with your tutor, Sarah Rakestraw. The course is easy to access anywhere in the world and can be taken at your own speed and in your own time. It’s equivalent to a day of embroidery tuition, only you now have the flexibility to create your project when and where you wish – even on the beach!

Sarah is the owner of Golden Hinde. Her love of goldwork and many other embroidery techniques can be seen in each piece of work crafted by her and her enthusiasm shines through when talking about or teaching embroidery techniques.



What you'll learn in Summer Camp 2024

Eight embroidery techniques, lots of fun and a fabulous memento of Summer 2004!

Introducing Summer Camp - August 2024

Summer Camp has been personally created by Sarah and the Golden Hinde team.

The Exclusive Membership Bundle - One Time Only

Summer Camp can include an exclusive full membership offer.

What's Waiting for you in the Academy?
Are you ready to get started?

OPTION 1: The Standalone Course plus Materials

OPTION 2: Summer Camp plus Materials PLUS Annual membership – equivalent to 3 months free membership.

Annual membership includes access to all current online training, resources, the private members group, and an exclusive discount code for materials via the Golden Hinde website. 

If you are ready to join us on Summer Camp 2024 – choose below and click the button to join us. 

SUMMER CAMP - Course & Materials ONLY

£ 95
  • Summer Camp 2024 Course Tuition
  • Features 8 techniques - Running Stitch, Smooth Purl, Leather, Pearl Purl, Jap, French Knots, Bright Check, Chain Stitch.
  • FOUR weekly online sessions - equivalent to one full day of in-person tuition
  • Community during August 2024
  • Lifetime Course Access


£ 80
  • Summer Camp Price of £80.75 + Annual Membership
  • The Balloon Project [not available with Membership from September 2024]
  • All current projects including the Owl Project and Stitchalongs
  • Stitch and Resources Library
  • One Year Access to Online Community
  • Materials and Courses Discount
The Golden Hinde Academy is right for you if you are looking for a new way to explore your love of embroidery.

Frequently Asked Questions FAQs

Sarah Rakestraw is the owner of the online embroidery store, Golden Hinde.  She has been teaching embroidery for over 25 years and is an expert in her field, she has taught in many different settings to different skill levels, from taster classes at the likes of the knitting and stitch show to full week long retreats. 

Sarah has also taught for Lady Anne’s Needlework where she has taught a goldwork book, which involved samples of lots of threads and wires. In 2023 she taught Lady Margaret’s Pin Cushion, these were all taught online. 

Having developed her expertise over so many years, Sarah is delighted to launch the Golden Hinde Academy in December 2023.

Summer camp is a BRAND NEW way to create an embroidery project online and is not available anywhere else.
During August 2024 YOU will have the opportunity to receive a weekly online tutorial to follow along and enjoy creating your own “Summer Cocktail.”

Summer Camp starts in August 2024 and will run throughout the month. 
Your Membership Login will enable you to access the course through a specially created dashboard.

You’ll receive a heads up at the end of July reminding you we are starting. You can join the online community straight away by clicking the link in this website’s footer.

Each module will be uploaded separately.
If you are going away, don’t worry, you will still get all the course with lifetime access.

After payment you will receive an email with a log in.
When you log in you will see a dashboard and there is a button ‘My Courses.”
Click on that button and you will be directed to the courses page where you will see the Summer Camp course waiting for you.

When you have joined the Course you will see an option on the course page called “Materials.”
Click this page to learn what you need and purchase a pack in advance.

Inside the Academy there are projects for all levels. If you are just starting out, you will find lots of really helpful reference guides and videos. For those with more experience, our projects will give you new inspiration.

If you join as an Annual member you will receive 10% off your material and accessory purchases.
Golden Hinde, and Golden hinde embroidery academy are 2 different companies so the websites are not directly linked. The team at Golden Hinde run both websites. Golden Hinde are able to offer you 10% off all purchases made on the website in order to claim the discount you must register an account with the same email address that you have used to register/login on Golden Hinde Embroidery Academy (This is for audit purposes) we will manually upgrade your account on the shop site when we can match you up. 

The Balloon project is a six month Goldwork project only included in memberships purchased prior to 1 September 2024.  All the course modules were recorded live and then available for later viewing and can be found on your dashboard under “Embroidery Projects.”

Your membership payment is taken securely via the payment processor, Stripe. 

You can reset your password using this link:
There is also a button under the login button on the login page which says “Lost your password?” which you can click.

We will be very sad to see you go, but we understand that on-line courses are not for everyone. If you decide to cancel your account this must be done on your dashboard. You must be logged in and you will see my membership, here you can renew, change or cancel your subscription. Any cancellation must be done via your account (we are unable to action this via email or telephone) any cancellation will take effect immediately for Summer Camp or at the end of your current paid term if you are a member

If you prefer face to face teaching Golden Hinde do hold retreats 3 times a year which can be booked via our sister site we would love to see you there. 

Got any questions?

Sarah and the team are ready to help – shoot us and email below.