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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 7.00 - 9.00pm 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 Jen Goodwin, RSN Tutor and the author of Blackwork Embroidery, Techniques and Projects, online as she introduces you to all the major principles of Blackwork embroidery. Blackwork is a traditional form of counted embroidery worked on linen in black thread. Historically Blackwork is associated with the Tudor period but its history stretches back further and has been reinvented on multiple occasions. Modern Blackwork is now more associated with detailed shaded work which can create a photorealistic feel when worked properly.
The RSN has developed this approach through many years of Apprentices and is continued in the current Future Tutors programme..
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: £356 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 £356 per term (including kit).
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:
September - November 2021
Term One will cover the very basics of Blackwork while forming the first column of a Blackwork triptych sampler (full design to follow)
January - March 2022
Term Two will cover some of the core principles of Blackwork, Shading through tones, adding additional stitches, creating negative space, identifying textures and how to blend patterns. This term the second panel of the triptych is created.
April - June 2022
Term Three will be the term where all of the principles will be pulled together creating a shaded Blackwork design in the final panel of the triptych sampler. There will be 3 designs to choose from (designs to follow)
Attendees outside the UK
This class will run from 7:00pm to 9:00pm (19:00 to 21:00 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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