Education Team Digital Update — Now Teaching Both Night & Day

15th May, 2020

The Education Department has been actively embracing the concept of Online Tuition, with our Certificate & Diploma. Students now able to successfully continue their learning at home.


Online Day Classes

We ran our first Online Day Class yesterday,Introduction to Embroidery: Bright Rainbow’,  with a second outing for our USA customers on Thursday, June 11, which is booking up briskly with only a few places remaining!


A student from yesterday’s class said, “Best day of lockdown by a mile!” which is so lovely to hear! Tutor Sarah was buzzing after the class and said, “I’m really looking forward to doing more Online Day Classes and bringing as much of the RSN experience as possible into people’s homes. I think everyone got along well, and the photos I’ve received of people’s hoops so far look great! Now they have to finish them!”

You can read all about Sarah de Rousset-Hall’s pathway to becoming an RSN Tutor in today’s eNews, where we are sharing with you her beautiful and varied work.

You can read all about Sarah de Rousset-Hall’s pathway to becoming an RSN Tutor in today’s eNews, where we are sharing with you her beautiful and varied work.

There are a number of exciting online projects in the pipeline including an observational drawing class focussing on flowers, a day studying colour theory, and a few classic introduction classes to meet the growing need from people looking for a new hobby…so watch this space and our social platforms for updates!


Evening Classes

We are also excited to launch today our first Evening Class, ‘Silk Shaded and Needlewoven Picot Spray’, on 4 June which will be taught by 3rd year Future Tutor Anita Harrison.

During the class, Anita will teach you how to create this charming leaf spray using the techniques of Silk Shading and Needlewoven Picots, each giving a different texture and height to the piece. The final touch will be a cluster of beads to represent berries.

These two techniques, although both steeped in history, are combined here to produce a more contemporary approach. Needlewoven Picots, are associated with Raised Embroidery/Stumpwork, but can historically be found in other techniques such as Drawn Thread Embroidery, Reticella Lace and Casalguidi Embroidery.

The delightful leaf spray can be worked in different colourways to represent the seasons and can be added to home interior items such as the corner of a cushion or a napkin. Alternatively, it can be added to a garment such as a pocket or lapel or even onto a handbag or headband.

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Online Lessons

There has also been a great deal of interest from people wanting help with their UFO’s (UnFinished Objects) and WIP (Work in Progress) and we have been running one-to-one sessions to get people re-engaged with them! Our private Online Lessons are a great way to get you enthused about completing your work, especially that UFO stashed away in your bottom drawer! Or why not start learning a new technique or creating a new design?



Much more to come!

The Education team is forward-planning a mixture of online and classroom based classes and, as a teaser, we are delighted to share with you this beautiful ‘Country Garden Posy’, designed by RSN Tutor Kate Barlow which we plan to run in Spring 2021.