Final term of 2nd Year.

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.

Term 1 of Year 2 – the adventure continues….

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….

The End of Term 3 is fast approaching, and I am still stitching ….

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 ….

A new term, new techniques, and finalising Blackwork

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

Boxing up the Whitework Ship

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.

Moving in and getting on with Embroidery

From my last blog post you will be aware that I was super excited to have been offered a place by the Royal School of Needlework (RSN) on their 3 year Future Tutors course, and that taking up this offer involved packing up my life in Australia and moving to the U.K. to follow my… Continue reading Moving in and getting on with Embroidery