A range of embroidery classes for all levels and techniques
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* This class is EXCLUSIVE to the RSN and is offered as part of our 150th Anniversary Celebrations *
Please note that this is an online class. Please click here to view important joining information about online classes.
The class takes place from 7pm-9.30pm on the following dates:
Monday July 25 2022
Monday 1,8,15,22,29 August 2022
Monday 5,12,19, 26 September 2022
For the Rest of the World bookings will close on Monday 11 July to allow for the kit to be posted out in time for the class.
For UK and Europe bookings will close on Monday 18 July to allow for the kit to be posted out in time for the class.
Please note that the cost includes the necessary kit and tracked postage.
This design is inspired by historical examples of both Blackwork and Jacobean Crewelwork. For the people of the Renaissance period flowers often carried certain meaning and were used to symbolise virtues including love, strength, innocence, and patience to name a few. As such, clothing and embroidery of the time often featured these flowers as motifs, usually surrounded and linked together by coiling vines and stems. These motifs can be seen in the counted Blackwork style popularised during the reign of Henry VIII, and then continued to be used carrying into the early Jacobean period, although stitched in a different technique (in the later Jacobean period the motifs would become a little more fanciful and stylised).This design takes some of the most common floral motifs found in traditional English Blackwork and Jacobean Crewelwork and ties the two techniques together. Working the surface stitches commonly found in Crewelwork, using a grey-scale palate with a touch of Gold reminiscent of Blackwork.
The design is worked in stranded cotton, accented with Gold threads including Smooth Purl, Bright Check, Spangles and Passing, on a white Silk Dupion. Students will learn the Goldwork techniques of Chipping, Italian Shaded Couching, and Cutwork, in addition to a wide variety of surface stitches including Padded Satin, Laid Stitch, Portuguese Knotted Stem Stitch, Long and Short and Trellis.
No previous experience of these specific techniques is necessary, but some experience of embroidery is advisable.
There will be plenty of opportunity during the class to ask the Tutor questions and in advance of the class all preparation information will be emailed to you along with an invitation to join the class on the day.
Your Zoom link will be sent a minimum of 48 hours prior to the class and will be sent to the email address you booked the class with. If you do not receive it, check your junk mail to see if it is there and if you still do not have it then please email [email protected]
The class kit will be posted out to you. The kit includes all the materials you require to complete the project. It would be useful to have a pencil and paper in case you wish to take extra notes and a pair of embroidery scissors and an 8" hoop will be needed.
All the stitches covered in this class and more can be found on the RSN Stitchbank.
Attendees Outside the UK
This class will run from 7pm to 9.30pm (19:00 to 21:30 hours) UK local time. If you are outside of the UK please check your local time, particularly if your location changes to/from Daylight Savings Time on a different schedule to the UK during October/November and March/April. To check and convert times please visit TimeAndDate.com. We cannot be held responsible for incorrect time attendance. Thank you.
The class kit will be posted out to you. The kit includes all the materials you require to complete the project. It would be useful to have a pencil and paper in case you wish to take extra notes and a pair of embroidery scissors and an 8″ hoop will be needed.
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