The Royal School of Needlework’s summer school was over two weeks in July, 2022. They had two options: in-person at Hampton Court Palace or online.
Since I could not travel to the UK this summer, I opted for the online option.
I signed up for two classes:
- Introduction to crewelwork : snail by Jung Byung
- Leaves of Gold by Kelley Aldridge
They were both great, I learned a lot.
The project included straight and satin stitches, seeding, trellis, etc.
The snail’s shell was couched is a spiral, very cool.
For the trellises, I used a ruler to keep them even, I tried eyeing them with my needle and they came up crooked.
Goldwork is always fun. I learned to work with broad plate along with different types of gold threads (Japanese, rococo) and s-ing of purls. Plus soft and hard padding, along with the more common felt padding.
This year was the RSN’s 150th anniversary and the summer school package came with a commemorative kit that we stitched together online to celebrate World Embroidery Day (July 30th.)
It was a great experience, I just wished I could have done it in person at Hampton Court (where the RSN is located.) Maybe someday.