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Royal School Needlework

The International Centre of Excellence for the Art of Hand Embroidery since 1872. Based at the magnificent Hampton Court Palace the Royal School of Needlework offers a thriving education programme for every level. Royal School of Needlework classes and courses are renowned for the level of teaching expertise, covering a full range of embroidery techniques. Tuition is delivered in small, friendly classes with expert tutors bringing a wealth of experience, technical knowledge and enthusiasm to each student.

The International Centre of Excellence for the Art of Hand Embroidery since 1872.

Based at the magnificent Hampton Court Palace the Royal School of Needlework offers a thriving education programme for every level.

Royal School of Needlework classes and courses are renowned for the level of teaching expertise, covering a full range of embroidery techniques. Tuition is delivered in small, friendly classes with expert tutors bringing a wealth of experience, technical knowledge and enthusiasm to each student.

Classes

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Designing For Goldwork - Live online class
July - Aug 2022

This course is designed to help you develop your design skills specifically for goldwork, so that by the end of the class you are able to create and adapt a design that will be successful and enhance this wonderful technique. You will be able to choose the best stitches based on the directional flow of the design and the texture you wish to create. You will also learn how to determine what padding should be used in what area, taking into consideration the techniques used and how the areas sit on top of one another. For more information please download the information booklet below.

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Goldwork Pineapple - Self paced online class
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Inspired by the tropics of Barbados, this gorgeous goldwork pineapple is worked in a combination of metal wires and threads onto a sumptuous blue velvet. 

You will learn techniques such as felt padding, soft string padding, combination couching, cutwork, s-ing with spangles, pearl purl outlines and chipping.

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Deep Dive Into Goldwork - Live online class
September 22 - July 23
General booking opens 17th June

This course is designed to help you develop not only your knowledge and skill in a wide variety of goldwork techniques but your confidence in the technique as well. Broken down into three terms of 10 lessons each you will learn the basic and fundamental techniques, such as padding, couching, chipping, cutwork and pearl purl. In term 2 you then develop the basics further and introduce some of the more tricky techniques such as s- ing, plate and Elizabethan twist. In term three, with your new found confidence, you will learn diaper patterns, Or Nue and underside couching among others.  By the end of the course you will have created a beautiful goldwork sampler and gained a wealth of knowledge that you can translate into your own designs.

For more information please download the information booklet below.

Goldwork sampler

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Deep Dive Into Stumpwork - Live online class
September 22 - July 23
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This course is designed to help you develop not only your knowledge and skill in a wide variety of stumpwork techniques but your confidence in the technique as well. Broken down into three terms of 10 lessons each you will learn a wide variety of techniques such as wired shapes, different needlelace varieties, wrapped wire techniques, woven picots, Couronnes, slips, appliqué, padding techniques and how to make faces and hands. The course is designed to develop your skills further each term and progresses in difficulty so that by the end of the course you will have created a beautiful stumpwork sampler and gained a wealth of knowledge that you can translate into your own designs.

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Mounting your embroidery - Self paced online class
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Learning to mount your embroidery properly, although not the most glamorous or fun part of the process for most, is a fundamental technique and very much part of the embroidery process. Not only does this technique prepare your embroidery for framing but also helps preserve your embroidery for future generations to enjoy. Let’s face it we all have a drawer full of embroideries that deserve to be displayed properly and treated with as much love as what went into stitching them.

In this self paced online class I will show you how to determine the size of the finished piece, prepare your board, pin and stitch on your embroidery and cover the back, giving you a neat and tidy finish.

More information will be available soon.

mounting your embroider

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