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.

Stay the course …

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 …

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

…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

Term 2 is underway.

The second term of my journey on the RSN Future Tutors course is in full swing and I am currently working on a traditional Goldwork piece called Three Gold Symbols. This is one of the set pieces on the Future Tutors course and takes us through learning many of the traditional Goldwork techniques and applications… Continue reading Term 2 is underway.

End of Term and a little more Recreational Stitching

1st Term draws to a close The end of my first term as a student on the RSN Future Tutors course is fast approaching and I am required to hand in my completed embroideries for assessment on Thursday this week. Then I get to enjoy a two week break for Christmas, before returning to class… Continue reading End of Term and a little more Recreational Stitching

Embroidery Exhibitions and a Mid-term break

The weather has turned decidedly cold here at Hampton Court Village with it being 4° C at 10 am this morning. I walk across the bridge over the Thames each morning on my way to the Palace, so I check how cold it is before I leave the house and the temperatures are definitely dropping.… Continue reading Embroidery Exhibitions and a Mid-term break