Believe it or not my 3 year journey through the Royal School of Needlework Future Tutors Programme has finally come to an end. The graduation ceremony was held on Monday 4th July 2022 and, after being handed the highly sought after Purple Badge along with my certificate, I can now call myself a qualified RSN… Continue reading Finally Finished
I am very aware that since I started the ‘even more busy’ stage – otherwise known as the Third and final year – of the RSN Future Tutors Course, I have not managed to keep this blog up to date. The workload has been intense and sometimes overwhelming, and I have really appreciated the Christmas… Continue reading Catching up – closing out 2021.
I am amazed to realise that I have just commenced the final term of my second year of the RSN Future Tutors course. This term is the last one that is completely classroom based; in our third year we move into the studio to commence the restoration and studio modules of the course. The best… Continue reading Final term of 2nd Year.
I realise that it has been some time since I updated this blog but what can I say other than another complete lockdown, Christmas, some snow (yeah says the girl from the tropics), and then just like that the next term began. What a year 2020 was! I think I will choose to remember it… Continue reading Stay the course …
The Future Tutor training course continues to throw up challenges and most recently I have been designing and building a box. It sounds so simple – a box! However this is a completely fabric covered (inside and out), hand stitched, and embroidered box. Coming up with a design took some time and I finally decided… Continue reading That Box…
I have really enjoyed the summer (August) break from classes but now I am more than ready to get back into RSN stitching. Truthfully most of the month of August was not much of a break and my embroidery time has been filled with completing my Mixed Whitework and Silkshading pieces from last term. I… Continue reading Term 1 of Year 2 – the adventure continues….
During these last few months I have been progressing through the third and final term of my First Year on the Future Tutors Course, and what a strange and interesting learning experience this term it has been! All Tuition across the entire term has been delivered either digitally/online. The way the RSN tutors have adapted… Continue reading The End of Term 3 is fast approaching, and I am still stitching ….
Keeping Busy I do hope this post finds you keeping well and busy. I remind myself that what this situation gives us is time. Maybe for some of us it is the time and opportunity to be – or become – a better embroiderer? That’s what I hope to do with this gift of time,… Continue reading A new term, new techniques, and finalising Blackwork
Where have the first three months of the year gone? With all of the madness going in around us I think it is time to take a deep breath and try to see the brighter side. For me it is that there will be even more time for stitching. Unfortunately, as of Wednesday afternoon, the… Continue reading …and just like that it is the First Day of Spring
Continuing on my Future Tutor journey, the focus for the first half of the Second term has been on the techniques of traditional Goldwork – learning how to handle, stitch, and store metal threads. All Future Tutor students are required to complete a set piece of Goldwork which has three of symbols that have been… Continue reading Stitching , Stitching, Stitching……..Goldwork.