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…
The second RSN short course that I had enrolled in – just for a little recreational holiday stitching – was Advanced Box Making with Heather Lewis. This 2 day course was conducted over a Saturday and Sunday in mid August at Hampton Court Palace.
Creating fabric covered boxes – usually incorporating embroidery – is one of the techniques that the RSN offers as an option on their Diploma. Heather Lewis, our tutor, has been working at the RSN for almost 20 years in a variety of roles across both Studio work and tutoring, and she has significant experience in box making. She is actually now in the final stages of preparing to release a book on Box Making, and she brought along a number of her beautiful boxes to inspire us.
My short break for Summer holidays
My journey to complete my RSN certificate – Goldwork Module
Pretty needlework accessories
While embroidery is my real love I have found myself side tracked or rather “hooked” on crocheting Amigurumi creatures lately. My first attempt at a crocheted creature was the little sheep I posted previously, and they were a great way to get into the swing of the continuous spiral method of working that is central… Continue reading Embroidered eyes – character in a few stitches.
Happy New Year to all. The Christmas /New Year season in Brisbane is so hot and humid that I have not had either the time nor inclination for stitching – leading to a decided lack of progress on all my current pieces. Amongst the many enjoyable activities with Children, Grandchildren and extended family across the… Continue reading Quick Stitched Christening Gifts