Join the ‘RSN Postcard from Home’ challenge!
3rd April, 2020
We are excited to launch the global ‘RSN Postcard from Home’ hand embroidery challenge!
The challenge is open to everyone from around the world, and will make us feel connected through the precious RSN bond and our universal love of hand embroidery and while we know the RSN is recognised for technical excellence this project is not about that, but rather about everyone sharing in the project regardless of their technical level of stitch.
Home Sweet Home
The RSN is encouraging you to create a piece of hand embroidered art in the form of a ‘Postcard’ to mark this globally impactful event affecting all of us. We want the ‘RSN Postcard from Home’ project to go viral worldwide, so please share with everyone you know, and let’s get trending and keep connected with the hashtag #rsnpostcardfromhome.
The best part of the project is that everyone can take part, whether you are an experienced hand embroiderer, have never picked up a needle and thread in your life, an adult or a child. It is the perfect project to get your creativity flowing and to allow your mind to focus whilst stitching a piece of historical art.
Many of us are now based at home where we have had time to reflect on what is the true meaning of ‘home’ and the energy it gives us, and you will have happy memories of fun and crazy times with family and friends at home.
Your ‘Postcard from Home’ can be inspired by your own home or garden, by your town or city where you live now or lived in the past – somewhere you have always ‘felt at home’. There are no rights and wrongs, just create something which fires your imagination.
When you stitch your Postcard, you might decide that this will be your ‘happy hour’ away from daily life or you might want to develop it as a fun project with children, stitching alongside each other. If you are a teacher you may suggest it as a fun project for children to work on at home, as time away from their screens, and encourage them to bring their Postcards to school when they return. And, if you make several, you might send them through the Post to your loved ones who you have not seen for some time or organise an exchange of ‘Postcards’ amongst your craft group and friends.
To inspire you, we are offering you some ideas of how to get started on your Postcard as well as showing some of the ‘Postcards from Home’ embroidered by our Degree students before they join us in the September of their first year. The students present their Postcards to the rest of their year group, by way of introducing themselves to their peers on their first day, where they are from, famous landmarks in their area, an historical connection to their town, where they first met their soul mate, and so on.
We can’t wait to see the Postcards you create as well as receive stories of what the project has ignited in your creative hearts and minds.
Don’t forget to start using the hashtag #rsnpostcardfromhome, and to share the development of your Postcards with us and the rest of the RSN community and world!
Further information: RSN Postcard from Home – Ideas to get you started [PDF]