Your day at the Royal School of Needlework will include The Embroidered Home Exhibition Tour plus a half day taster embroidery class and kit.
In the morning you will see the exhibition. The tour will last for 1.5 hours (seating is available) and begins with an illustrated lecture from a member of staff or tutor, giving historical context and information about the Royal School of Needlework. The Tour then takes place for the final hour when our volunteer guides will show you around the exhibition in our working Studio rooms.
In the afternoon you will join RSN Tutor, Sarah Smith, who will guide you through stitching this beautiful Scissor Keeper inspired by one of the Berlin Wool Work patterns from the RSN Collection. You will see some of these patterns in our exhibition.
You will be stitching on 18 dpi antique mono canvas using a selection of Appleton’s Crewel Wools and working from a charted colour design. You will learn continental, half-cross and basketweave tent stitches and discover when it is most appropriate to use each stitch. You will also be taught how to construct your scissor keeper after you have finished your design (scissors not included in the kit).
The Tour will start at 11am (please meet outside the main entrance of Hampton Court Palace at 10.40am) and finish at 12.30pm and the class will run from 1.30-4pm.
The class kit 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.
This class will run at Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey KT8 9AU