Classes

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Current class programme (listed by date):
 
 

Distance learning class

'Spring' Jacobean Crewelwork

Join when you like!

Spring full imagePrice: £95.00

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!  

Check out the distance learning class page here for lots of information on our our courses work including frequently asked questions.

To book on the class click here, join any time you like!

   

Distance learning class

'Love, Sin and Morality' - Crewelwork, goldwork and silk shading

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lsm final 1Price: £195.00

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!  

Check out the distance learning class page here for lots of information on our our courses work including frequently asked questions.

More kits will be released soon!



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Royal School of Needlework,

Hampton Court Palace. Surrey, KT8 9AU

Currently on hold until further notice

2 day Sketchbook Weekend (course HCP114)
 
27th and 28th June 2020
Price: £172.00 (including materials)

Your tutors: Sarah and Caroline Homfray

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.

 
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Class: Drawing and designing for embroidery
Venue: Royal School of Needlework
Date 5th-7th July 2019
 
Class: Drawing and designing for embroidery
Venue: Royal School of Needlework
Date 8th-10th March 2019
 
Class: Teatime at Bettys!
Venue: Bettys cafe and tearoom, Harrogate
Date: 21st November 2018
 
Tour: Textile Treasures of Gujarat, India
With: Colouricious holidays
Date: 10th October - 24th October 2018
 
Class: Medieval Embroidery
Venue: Coombe Abbey
Date: 14th-15th August 2018
 
Class: Steampunk embroidery
Venue: Heritage Skills Centre
Date: 27th July 2018
 
Class: Drawing and designing for embroidery
Venue: Royal School of Needlework
Date: 13th-19th July 2018
 
Class: Fabric covered boxes
Venue: Heritage Skills Centre, Lincoln
Date: 30th June 2018
 
Class: Shisha Embroidery
Venue: Heritage Skills Centre, Lincoln
Date: 20th April 2018
 
Class: 17th Century stumpwork
Venue: Heritage Skills Centre, Lincoln
Date 17th February 2018
 
Class: Opus Anglicanum
Venue: Victoria and Albert Museum
Date: 2nd December 2017
 
Class: Ribbon embroidery
Venue: Heritage Skills Centre
Date: 18th November 2017
 
Class: Animals in Jacobean embroidery
Venue: Heritage Skills Centre
Date: 21st October 2017
 
Class: Stitching retreat - Illuminated letters
Venue:Kingcombe Centre, Toller Percorum, Dorchester
Date: 29th September-7th October 2017
 
Class: Elizabethan Knot Gardens
Venue: Heritage Skills Centre
Date: 16th September 2017
 
Class: Opus Anglicanum
Venue: Heritage Skills Centre, Lincoln Castle
Date: 15th July 2017
 
Class: Silk shading and Stumpwork
Venue: Heritage Skills Centre, Lincoln Castle
Date: 17th June 2017
 
Class: Whitework - Drawn thread
Venue: Heritage Skills Centre, Lincoln Castle
Date: 20th May 2017
 
Class: Medieval Embroidery
Venue: Heritage Skills Centre, Lincoln Castle
Date: 12th May 2017
 
Class:Goldwork Embroidery
Venue: Heritage Skills Centre, Lincoln Castle
Date: 22nd April 2017
 
Class: Drawing and designing for embroidery
Venue: Royal School of Needlework, Hampton Court Palace
Date: 7th-9th April 2017
 
Class: Silk Shading
Venue: Heritage Skills Centre
Date: Saturday 25th March 2017
 
Class: Opus Anglicanum
Venue: Heritage Skills Centre
Date: Friday 10th March 2017
 
Class: Crewelwork
Venue: Heritage Skills Centre, Lincoln Castle
Date: Saturday 11th February 2017