The Royal School of Needlework Book of Embroidery - The EmbroidererThis article originally appeared in the September issue of Needle Arts magazine. What has contributed to its longevity? Since its inception, the RSN focus has been on education. The RSN has always maintained its focus, to educate students for professional work. The RSN education programs have proven vastly successful. Perhaps one of the most famous students in the United States was Erica Wilson, who was awarded her Diploma in and taught evening classes at the RSN before leaving to set up her business in the U.
Embroidered Knot Gardens: Owen Davies of the Royal School of Needlework [PART ONE]
The Royal School of Needlework book of embroidery
I learned to embroider when I was a kid, when everyone was really into cross stitch remember the '80s? Eventually, I migrated to surface embroidery, teaching myself with whatever I could get my hands on All Rights Reserved. I hope you enjoy it! Jen did her apprenticeship at the RSN and is a regular tutor there. But it had lots of light and beautiful views. There were 7 students in the class, which gave us all plenty of time for individual attention, and we enjoyed our time learning together.
In one word wow. Any embroidery enthusiast will doubtless flick through this book hundreds of times. This beautifully illustrated hefty tome shows stitches, numerous examples of work and projects. You'll find step by step stitch guides plus historical and contemporary interpretations of crewelwork, canvaswork, goldwork, whitework, blackwork, stumpwork, silk shading and bead embroidery. The blackwork section from Becky Hogg is my favourite. The stitch guides were previously published in the Essential Stitch Guide series of books.
Arranged a trip from the far north of Buckinghamshire for 30 girls. All income helps to support the mission of the RSN, 'to keep the art of hand embroidery alive and thriving' and we therefore thank you for your Thank you Susan. Not just the depth of history but the variety and intricate details of so many Thank you so much for your feedback on your visit and delighted that you and the girls enjoyed yourselves. Great embroidery class.