RSN Tutor, Kate Barlow will be teaching a bespoke embroidery class at Fashion Museum Bath on Saturday 3 August 2019. Suitable for all levels, the class is inspired by a man’s tabbed gauntlet glove embroidered with design of pansies and dog roses worked in coloured silks and metal threads, edged with gold metal thread bobbin lace, 1600-1620.
Stitching with silk floss and gold threads on Silk Duchesse satin, you will recreate the embroidery and gold decoration which covers one of the tabs of the gloves. Stitches will include satin, long and short, laid work, French knots and Goldwork techniques. The gloves belong to the Glove Collection Trust.
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