This technique has evolved from from the form that was popular during the reign of Henry VIII The Tudors used blackwork as decoration for clothing and its repeat patterns were worked in double running stitch so that it appeared the same from the front and back. At the RSN, Blackwork is taught as a way of creating an embroidered image which has dimension through shading.
In this class you will learn how to stitch shaded patterns. We will use two basic patterns and slight variations of these. We will work on an 8” hoop with one, two or three strands of cotton threads. The body of the kettle will be stitched with green shades of thread and the handle in shades of brown (as on the drawing).
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