RSN Tutor, Deborah Wilding will be teaching a bespoke embroidery class at Fashion Museum Bath on Saturday 7 September 2019. The class is suitable for all levels and is based on a man’s cream silk waistcoat with embroidered borders and small double spots featuring design of purple bell-shaped flowers, red, green and brown leaves and oak leaves. The waistcoat is believed to have been worn at Court when the owner was presented to Queen Victoria.
This class is based on one of a selection of beautiful men’s waistcoats highly decorated with embroidery of flowers and leaves on the borders and pocket flaps. The waistcoats are also covered with flowers and leaves of various types. The flowers and leaves are stitched in bright vibrant colours in stitches which include satin stitch and stem stitch as well as others.
The waistcoat features in the exhibition Collection Stories at the Fashion Museum Bath. The class will begin with a viewing of the waistcoat 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