RSN Tutor, Deborah Wilding will be teaching a bespoke embroidery class at Fashion Museum Bath on Saturday 4 May 2019. The class is suitable for all levels and is based on a 1600s man’s gauntlet glove embroidered with design of fruits and flower-head, a phoenix rising from the ashes and a masked face worked in coloured silks and threads, edged with long metal thread fringing.
In this class you will recreate a section of the border of this beautiful and richly decorated glove. The glove is embellished with a beautiful Phoenix and faces stitched in shaded long and short stitches and a combination of Goldwork techniques. You will be using shaded satin stitch, laid work as well as a combination of gold thread work to create a section of the gloves border decorated with heart shapes in a variety of techniques.
The gauntlet gloves feature in the exhibition A History of Fashion in 100 Objects at the Fashion Museum Bath and are part of The Glove Collection of the Worshipful Company of Glovers of London, which is cared for and housed at the Fashion Museum. The class will begin with a viewing of the gloves in the Museum galleries with a curator.
The class kit must be bought from the tutor on the day for £30 (cash only) and 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.
The workshop runs from 10.00am to 4.00pm at Fashion Museum, Assembly Rooms, Bennett Street, Bath BA1 2QH. All attendees must be comfortable climbing stairs. The class takes place in the Fashion Museum Study Facilities, which is on the first floor of the Assembly Rooms. The class includes a ticket to the Museum, valid for a month from the date of the class.
Image credit: Fashion Museum Bath. Gloves courtesy of the Worshipful Company of Glovers of London