New Venue for our Lancaster Classes

23rd December, 2019

We are excited to be returning to Lancaster in April to teach a series of Day Classes – but this time in a brand new venue!

All Lancaster classes will now be held at Lancaster Castle, which is one of the most historically fascinating surviving buildings in the country. Dating back to Roman times, the castle has a commanding position on the hill overlooking the town of Lancaster and the River Lune.

The forthcoming classes take place from 15 – 19 April and are for all levels.  Students can choose to stitch a Goldwork brooch, Silk Shading Flower, Whitework birds or de-stress in a unique Mindfulness class.

For those who have never picked up a needle before, choose the Introduction to Crewelwork bird (Wednesday 15 April) or the relaxing Mindfulness class to make a ‘Tree of Life’ lavender bag (Sunday 19 April).  For anyone who likes to stitch and wants to take the next step, learn what it means to ‘paint with a needle’ and create a stunning flower using the Silk Shading technique (Thursday 16 April); alternatively stitch a Goldwork brooch (Friday 17 April); or try the traditional Whitework technique (Saturday 18 April).  Classes start from £108 (cost of classes vary depending upon kit which is included).

The classes in Lancaster Castle will be taught by RSN Tutor Sara Jane Dennis who grew up on her parents’ farm in Sedbergh.  Sara-Jane studied a Degree in Art History at Lancaster University before coming to the Royal School of Needlework to train as a Tutor on the Future Tutors programme at Hampton Court Palace.

Lancaster Castle is one of the most historically fascinating surviving buildings in the country. Dating back to Roman times, the castle has a commanding position on the hill overlooking the town of Lancaster and the River Lune.  Classes run from 10am – 4pm at Lancaster Castle, Castle Parade, Lancaster LA1 1YJ.