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Distance learning class
'Spring' Jacobean Crewelwork
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Learn all about the traditional embroidery technique of crewework in the historical style of Jacobean. Learn along with Sarah in this 'Sping' inspired design! Start when you like and work at your own pace; Sarah is on hand to help you if you get stuck!
'Love, Sin and Morality' - Crewelwork, goldwork and silk shading
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Stitch this beautiful William Morris inspired design and learn the basics of crewelwork, goldwork and silk shading all in one piece! Learn along with Sarah via video lessons; start when you like and work at your own pace. Sarah is on hand to help you if you get stuck!
A fun weekend of play, designed to give you confidence in developing sketchbooks as a resource.This is a practical course, with lots of doodling, drawing, and experimenting with media. We will consider practical ways of gathering information: including drawing, observation, collecting objects, textures and patterns, and boosting your confidence in your own skills.
Day 1: Introduction to sketchbooks: formats, papers, styles, media. Look at materials, then do some fun drawing warm-up exercises. We will consider where you might get ideas, and how to record them. There will be plenty of opportunity to see a selection of our sketchbooks, experiment with different media, and reflect on the process. We will look at how to start to build your own sketchbook resource including preparing pages and getting going!
Day 2: Develop your sketchbook: your personal resource Some more fun warm up drawing exercises, then the opportunity to draw outside the classroom if conditions permit. You will continue to work in sketchbooks, with whatever media you choose, and Caroline and Sarah will be on hand for each person to give you a chance to reflect on what you need and how to develop your own practice.
Materials Bring your own: Sketchbook (we suggest one with good quality cartridge paper of minimum A4 size but if you have a favourite format/type then please bring it! There will be A4 sketchbooks available to buy from the RSN) Drawing pens, pencils (range of hard to soft, HB, B, 2B, 4B), anything else you like to use (coloured pens,coloured pencils, water colours etc) Basic sewing kit (needle, embroidery scissors) There will be some media available to play with!
This class will run from 10am-4pm on each day at Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey KT8 9AU.