1930s Inspired Embroidery with the Royal School of Needlework

Wednesday 9 January | 10:45am – 4:45pm

Price: £120 | Book online
Join Auburn Claire Lucas from the Royal School of Needlework in this intricate one day workshop drawing inspiration from the museum’s current exhibition Night and Day: 1930s Fashion and Photographs.

Taking inspiration from a Black velvet dress with an embroidered collar featured in the exhibition, participants will learn how to stitch their own motif with traditional surface embroidery techniques. Stitches taught in the class will include Pearl purl goldwork couching, long and short stitch, woven chain, woven wheel, stem stitch and seeding. Students should have enough time to complete the majority of the design during the workshop. All materials and instructions will be provided and will include your own embroidery kit which can be used to continue your embroidery at home.

Kit includes:
Black cotton
Backing fabric
Silver Pearl Purl
Stranded cotton
Silver orphir

Beginner Level
This workshop is suitable for people with no embroidery experience or for those who are looking to learn new techniques.

Auburn Claire Lucas has a First Class Degree in Historical Costume for Film and Theatre. She also completed an Apprenticeship with a Savile Row Tailor, where she still works part time alongside working as a freelance costumier. As well as teaching embroidery Day Classes and on the Summer Intensive Certificate & Diploma for Technical Hand Embroidery for the RSN at Hampton Court Palace, Auburn has taught at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, The British Library and the Knitting & Stitching Shows in London and Dublin.

Price: £120 includes equipment* and exhibition entry.
* The fee includes an embroidery kit as detailed above. Scissors and embroidery frames will be available for loan on the day.

Book online
Numbers are limited for these workshops, please book early to avoid disappointment. If you have any questions about this workshop please complete our enquiry form.

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