Silk shading conquered!

At the end of July 2017 I took a two week long intensive course in silk shading at the Royal School of Needlework at Hampton Court.  It was exhausting and quite stressful, but I survived and have now produced a piece will probably pass and give me my third unit in the RSN Certificate Programme.  It’s a hanging begonia in case it is not instantly recognisable!

Magnificent Tyntesfield

I recently took a one day course on silk shading in Bristol – I may post a picture of the fox design if I finish it soon.  As a treat we travelled down the day before and spent the afternoon at Tyntesfield, a National Trust property near Bristol.  The setting and the interiors are magnificent as is the inspiration for future embroidery projects.  Have a look…



RSN Certificate Jacobean

After several months, numerous hours unpicking and redoing, debating between restricted colours (aren’t leaves and stems supposed to be green; who ever heard of a blue flower?) and waiting with bated breath while the tutors reviewed my homework I have finally finished my Jacobean unit.  I am taking the Certificate in Hand Embroidery at the Royal School of Needlework at Hampton Court.  The Jacobean  is not at all what I pictured when I started out, but that is the essence of learning and trying new things.  In short I am very happy with it and pleased that I have received so many positive comments.