An RSN Exclusive, a beautiful Goldwork kit designed and made by Sarah de Rousset-Hall.
The design for this exclusive RSN kit was inspired by Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation robe, stitched by the Royal School of Needlework Studio in 1953 with the theme of Peace and Plenty. This was symbolised by olives and wheat and was very appropriate for a post-war period still under food rationing.
The Royal School of Needlework’s link to coronation robes goes all the way back to the 1902 coronation of Edward VII and Alexandra, and the School was commissioned to do work on all of the 20th Century coronations.
The 1953 Coronation was held in June, and in March of that year the RSN was commissioned to complete the Goldwork for the robe, the whole outfit having been designed by Norman Hartnell. The RSN Collection includes some of the early designs and sketches for the embroidery as well as the sampler that was sent to the palace for approval.
You will use several of the techniques used on the coronation robe including Cutwork, Chipping, Couching and Applique as well as the associated Padding techniques to create a 3 dimensional effect. Suitable for intermediate/advanced level embroiderers, some experience is required.
What’s in the box:
The kit includes a square of purple dupion silk with printed design and calico to fit inside an 8″ hoop, Gilt metal threads including: Gilt no 8 Smooth Purl, Gilt no 8 Rough Purl, Gilt no 8 Bright Check, No 1 Purl Purl, Super Pearl Purl and 3 Ply Gilt Gimp, Gold Kid Leather with printed design on the reverse.
All the padding materials you will need including: printed wool felt, carpet felt (and cutting template) and Soft String
Beeswax moulded into the shape of a crown. All the needles you will require (and a needle threader) and a mini velvet board to help cut your metal threads. In addition to the kit you will need sharp embroidery scissors and an 8″ hoop.