Save £30 when you pre-book Technical Tuesdays: An Introduction to Blackwork, Terms One and Two together with this bundle offer! Alternatively, save £90 by pre-booking all Terms, One Two and Three, together. Or book Term One only.
Please note that this is an online class, taken from home. Please click here to view important joining information about online classes.
Classes run on ten consecutive Tuesdays per term at 7:30pm-9:30pm (19:30-21:30) UK local time. Term One runs from 21 September to 30 November 2021 (excluding 26 October), Term Two runs from 18 January 2022 to 29 March 2022 (excluding 22 February), and Term Three runs from 26 April 2022 to 5 July 2022 (excluding 31 May).
Join Helen McCook, RSN Tutor, 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: £356first 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).
If you don’t already have the following, you will also need:
- Embroidery scissors
- Tape measure
- Glass headed pins
- Small ruler
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 7:30pm-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.