Catching up – closing out 2021.

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.

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 ….

…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

Stitching , Stitching, Stitching……..Goldwork.

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.

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.

Jacobean Crewel module and a little Recreational Stitching.

The RSN Future Tutors course has a very packed schedule and we are now well into the first term. We have received our marks and assessors comments for our first Basic Skills piece and I am very happy to get the feedback on this as we have already moved onto stitching our next assessed pieces.… Continue reading Jacobean Crewel module and a little Recreational Stitching.

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