Tag Archives: Royal school of needlework

Canvas colour crisis…

As I know very little about canvas work stitches or techniques I have decided to do a little practice work before jumping in and stitching my project piece. All I have been told so far by Owen, is that no … Continue reading

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Continuing with canvas….

A trip back to Hampton Court today, and I could complete the next stage of framing up my canvas piece. Having previously attached the canvas to the frame I simply needed to lace the sides with string to pull the … Continue reading

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Canvas here I come…..

  This Friday I finally finished sewing on the sateen backing to my Jacobean Crewel work and handed it in – apparently just in time for the Easter assessments (fingers crossed!). I then started to mount up my canvas for … Continue reading

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Jack’s back for one last time….

Well it was a slow day at the RSN this week, although I finally finished my Jacobean Crewel work piece – yay! I spent the first hour or so on the bird’s beak and decided to stitch this in a … Continue reading

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Heart felt…

Embroidery needs patience and attention to detail – meaning that often, very little appears to have been completed over the course of an afternoon or even day. Usually I don’t mind, but today I wanted a more instant fix. I … Continue reading

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Jack’s back….

Now that all the Christmas festivities are over, and the decorations have come down, I feel ready to get back to my RSN Crewel work piece. I am at that point where there seems to be lots of little fiddly … Continue reading

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Final day of Goldwork

My final day with Helen Stevens at Hampton Court and today we looked at cutwork – a very time consuming process – but one I really enjoy. We were shown how to edge work in pearl purl, add spangles, and … Continue reading

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