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.

Whitework progress

I am continuing with the Embroiderers Workbasket piece as I am determined to get it finished. The padding of the buttonhole stitch around the outer edge did take a significant amount of time. Still, happy with the way this piece is coming together.