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Royal School of Needlework Workshop

‘Crewelwork Butterfly’ - An Introduction to Surface Stitched Embroidery

Thursday 16th September, 1-2.30pm

Robert Graves Tent


Surface Stitches, or ‘freestyle embroidery’, is a versatile technique which lends itself to a huge variety of styles, subject matter and objects. Crewelwork is bold and colourful and the natural fullness of the wool threads creates a wonderful texture. Crewelwork is ideal for those new to hand embroidery as the needle has a larger eye for threading.

In this 90-minute workshop, you will learn the hand embroidery techniques needed to complete this stylised Butterfly technique. You will learn a variety of traditional surface stitches including: Back Stitch, Chain Stitch, French Knots, Pistil Stitch, Bullion Knots and Woven Wheels.

Jacqui McDonald is a freelance hand embroiderer and Tutor at the Royal School of Needlework (RSN) Hampton Court Palace where she teaches the Certificate & Diploma in Technical Hand Embroidery and Technical Tuesdays in Crewelwork; she is currently working on the much anticipated RSN Stitch Bank. Jacqui is the author of the ‘RSN Essential Stitch Guide – Crewelwork’ which you will receive when booking this RSN Workshop.

Ticket price includes a copy of Crewelwork (RRP: £12.99) and a needlecraft kit.

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