…and just like that it is the First Day of Spring

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

RSN Diploma – Module 2 – Appliqué

Appliqué is a technique that many embroiderers will be familiar with, especially if quilting also features in your stitching repertoire, however the RSN Diploma Appliqué Module takes this technique further into some specific elements and focuses on dimension and edges. The brief for the Appliqué module explains that the RSN is looking for the embroiderer… Continue reading RSN Diploma – Module 2 – Appliqué

RSN Diploma – Module 1 completed

Inspiration Images

I was privileged to be able to view some wonderful Canvaswork pieces during the Royal School of Needlework – Animals in Embroidery exhibition and as a result I have actually come to a much better appreciation of the complexity of this technique. The texture that can be achieved through a wide variety of stitchs is… Continue reading RSN Diploma – Module 1 completed

RSN Diploma Module 1 – Canvaswork

Inspiration Images

Undertaking the Canvaswork Module has been both a joy and a pain so far. I explained in an earlier post how I came to take on Canvas Stitches as my first module in the Royal School of Needlework  Diploma, when usually Appliqué is recommended as the starting module for this qualification. On the one hand… Continue reading RSN Diploma Module 1 – Canvaswork

The secret to protecting stitching Fingers

One of the questions I have been asked most often throughout the 12 weeks of this Stitching adventure is, “how have your fingers coped with all that intensive stitching” or “surely you must have holes in your fingers by now”. As many stitchers will know it can be very difficult to continue working when your… Continue reading The secret to protecting stitching Fingers

Visiting RSN satellites – Durham and Bristol.

I have been off the air lately due to limited internet access as I have been travelling around the U.K. visiting and stitching at the RSN satellite studios in both Durham and Bristol – with a fly by of the RSN Rugby site along the way. This part of my stitching adventure started with picking… Continue reading Visiting RSN satellites – Durham and Bristol.

Monogramming – a short course at Hand & Lock

The Hand & Lock front door.

After stitching solidly on the RSN certificate in Technical Hand Embroidery for the last 8 weeks I decided that I needed to plan some recreational stitching to help me wind down. Scrolling across websites I noticed that Hand and Lock were offering a two day weekend Monogramming class in London on the very weekend after… Continue reading Monogramming – a short course at Hand & Lock

RSN Certificate – Goldwork

I am having so much fun doing the RSN Certificate Goldwork Module. There are really great effects that can be achieved with Goldwork and I now have lots of gold bling growing across my design. Background Fabric RSN Goldwork at the Certificate level is worked on silk fabric which has been applied over a calico… Continue reading RSN Certificate – Goldwork