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2017 current class programme (listed by date):
Distance learning classes
Current classes: 'Love, Sin and Morality' and 'Spring'
Price: £650 (Accomodation, all meals and materials included)
RSN-trained tutors Angela Bishop and Sarah Homfray invite you to the tranquil Kingcombe centre in Dorset for a fun-filled few days of design and stitching.This long weekend retreat is structured for you to create your own bespoke embroidered, illuminated monogram using beautiful metallic threads, embroidery threads and embellishments. We will assist you with the design, choosing suitable embroidery techniques and ideas to suit your abilities. Techniques covered are creating and applying a design, surface stitching, silk shading, goldwork and stump work.
Lincoln Castle, Castle Hill, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN1 3AA
Saturday 18th November 2017 - Silk ribbon embroidery, festive wreath10.00-4.00
Price: £65 (materials included)
Using the beautiful art of 17th Century silk ribbon embroidery, we will create a seasonal winter wreath including ribbon roses, ribbon stitch leaves and ribbon holly leaves, embellished with hand stitching.
Saturday 2nd December 2017 - Opus Anglicanum10.30-4.30
Price: £74-£92 (materials included)
Sarah returns to the V&A for this one day workshop to share skills outlined in Embroidery: A Makers Guide (Thames & Hudson / V&A Publishing), a new practical book containing 15 step-by-step projects inspired by museum pieces from around the world. In this class, you will try your hand at the Opus Anglicanum medieval embroidery technique. Sarah will guide you step by step through this Green Man design, working split stitch fillings, surface couching and underside couching. All materials provided, suitable for beginners.