ONL24061 Introduction to Embroidery: 'Jacobean Leaf'

The RSN provides a range of embroidery classes for all levels and techniques.


Royal School of Needlework, England
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This course is available on the Royal School of Needlework website.


Please note that this is an online class. Please see provider website to view important joining information about online classes.

The class takes place from 2. 30pm - 8. 30pm on the following date:
Saturday 20 April 2024

For the Rest of the World bookings will close on 15 March

For UK and Europe bookings will close on 15 April to allow for the kit to be posted out in time for the class.

Please note that the cost includes the necessary kit and tracked postage.

This Introduction to Embroidery ‘Jacobean Inspired Leaf’ has been designed for the embroiderer who wants to stitch a classic style piece using traditional materials, but isn’t quite ready to undertake the much larger project of a Jacobean Tree of Life.

The creation of this leaf kit design began with a mono-coloured leaf pattern the tutor found on a cushion cover at her mother’s house.  She liked the shape so much that she developed it so that it could translate into an Embroidery.  The inspiration for this glorious mix of Autumnal colours popping against the dark grey originated from seeing the autumnal trees against a stormy sky on of her walks around the New Forest.

Using traditional Jacobean materials, this autumnal leaf motif is worked on a cotton twill fabric using Appleton's Crewel 2ply wool on an 8in embroidery hoop. Although this design includes the basic Crewel Embroidery stitches of Stem Stitch, Chain stitch, Fly Stitch and Seed Stitch, the tutor will also teach you variations of these stitches such as Detached Chain Stitch, Closed Fly Stitch, multi coloured Seed Stitch, Whipped Stem Stitch and Whipped Fly Stitch.

There will be plenty of opportunity during the class to ask the Tutor questions.

The class kit will be posted out to you.

About Royal School of Needlework

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The Royal School of Needlework is the international centre of excellence for the art of hand embroidery and offers a range of courses for beginners through to advanced. Founded in 1872, the RSN is steeped in history with unrivalled expertise in the techniques of hand embroidery.

We are based at the magnificent Hampton Court Palace in south west London. In addition, we teach across the UK in Bristol, Rugby, Durham and Glasgow, and internationally in North America and Japan. We teach a variety of Online Day & Evening Classes.

The Royal School of Needlework also offers Embroidery Services at its Studio in Hampton Court Palace creating beautiful bespoke commissions for the future as well as restoring historical textiles and bringing heirlooms back to life.

Diplomas, certificates, a degree course and private tuition are also available. Visit the RSN website to discover more!

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