The image is from a piece of Ottoman embroidery in the RSN Collection. We will start this course by looking at several pieces from the Collection and we will revisit them throughout the course. On the first day we will work several of the most commonly used stitches to create a sampler for future reference. The stitches are not technically complex and they include surface, counted and pulled stitches. We will work with metallic and silk threads and different background fabrics. On day two we will continue to sample and individually there will be time to plan and start a small design. No previous experience is expected.
The class kit will include everything you require to complete the project. You may like to bring your own embroidery scissors and you will be able to borrow ring frames, magnifiers and lights (if needed) on the day.
This class will run from 10am-4pm at Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey KT8 9AU