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ONL2027 Technical Tuesdays: An Introduction to Crewelwork Stitches – Term One (with Jacqui MacDonald, Evening)

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Weekly, from Tue 21/09/2021
Tue 30/11/2021
19:30pm - 21:30pm each day


SKU: ONL2027 Category:

Please note that if you book on this page you are only booking Term One (Evening Classes).

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Save £30 by pre-booking both Term One and Term Two together.
Save £90 by pre-booking Terms One, Two and Three together.

This is an online class, taken from home. Please click here to view important joining information about online classes.

Technical Tuesdays: Term One will run from 7.30 - 9.30pm on the following  ten Tuesdays:

September 21 & 28 2021
October 5, 12 & 19 (Half term 26) 2021
November 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 2021

Join Jacqui McDonald, RSN Tutor and the author of the RSN Essential Stitch Guide to Crewelwork, online for Technical Tuesdays as she introduces you to all the major Crewelwork stitches. Crewelwork is a traditional form of surface embroidery worked on linen using a two-ply Crewel wool giving the name Crewelwork. Also sometimes referred to as Jacobean, it rose to the height of fashion during the reign of King James I — the British Jacobean period — and most examples are stitched in the Jacobean style with bold and exotic stylised foliage, insects and animals. Watch the video here.

The course is aimed at the beginner embroiderer and runs over three terms (of ten weeks each). Fees are termly and decrease with each term you take if you pre-book: £345 first term (including kit), £270 second term and £240 third term. You do not need to attend all three terms. Any spaces not taken up in terms two and three will be made available to new people at a cost of £345 per term (including kit).

Jacqui will meet you online between 7.30 and 9.30 pm UK time to introduce you to a different stitch each week. She will show you how to produce and perfect each stitch before showing you variations on how you might later use that stitch within a design. Each week as we delve into each stitch, you will also be able to have an exciting peek into the beautiful RSN collection of historic embroidery pieces to see different examples of that weeks stitch and how other embroiderers have interpreted that stitch within past designs.

A kit is included which contains all the materials you will need. You will also need a 24" slate frame or a 24" hand rotating frame either of which can be purchased via the RSN Shop.

If you don't already have the following, you will also need:

  • Embroidery scissors
  • Tape measure
  • Glass headed pins
  • Small ruler
  • Fine tip water erasable pen

The course will be open to just 15 students, so during the two hours online Jacqui will be on hand whilst you practice your technique on your own sampler.

By the end of each term you should have a sampler of 10 stitches and their variations, if you complete all three terms, by the end of the course you should have your own sampler of over 30 stitches and their variations. This will be a great resource for further development as well as an ornate piece to treasure.

September - November 2021
The first term will ease you in gently by introducing you to the most basic stitches.
January - March 2022
In the second term we will move onto more complex stitches.
April - July 2022
In the third term we will seek to perfect those exacting stitches that require more precision.

Attendees outside the UK
This class will run from 7.30 - 9.30pm (19:30 to 21:30 hours) UK local time on each day. 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.



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