Beetling On With Hand Embroidery

Creative Learning |
1st November 2018

Tutor Sara Dennis | Fee £99 | 5 weeks

A contemporary twist on a traditional craft. A chance to further develop your skills in hand embroidery to create one large beetle image that can be transformed into a cushion or framed on your wall at home.

What will the course or workshop cover and how will it be taught?

Over five weeks we will create a beautiful hand embroidered beetle – goldwork, silk shading and various surface stitches will be worked on white linen. As a completion to the five smaller beetles or as a stand-alone piece. Come and enjoy a couple of hours brushing up on your embroidery skills, the class is suitable for beginners or those with some experience.

What do I need to bring with me?

If you have a basic sewing kit bring it along, but everything you need will be provided.
Please bring a pen, notebook and your glasses, if you need them.

Are there any additional costs?

No, the cost of the course reflects the inclusion of all materials and equipment in the fee.

About the tutor

Sara Dennis graduated from the three year full-time Royal School of Needlework Future Tutor Programme in 2017 winning the Outstanding Achievement Award. Having led a peripatetic life, she has collected many experiences and influences. Now settling in Lancaster, she remains drawn towards the ethnic and eclectic.

Sara has worked on several high profile RSN commissions: an evening gown designed by Nicholas Oakwell Couture for the GREAT Britain Campaign, ‘Magna Carta (An Embroidery)’ designed by artist Cornelia Parker for the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta, the Game of Thrones ‘Hardhome Embroidery’ and Burberry’s ‘Makers House’ in partnership with The New Craftsmen. She has exhibited at Hampton Court Palace and Alexandra Palace, and created a bespoke commission for St Olave’s Church in the City of London. As well as Day Classes, the Certificate and Diploma, Summer Intensive Certificate and Degree modules at Hampton Court Palace, Sara has also taught at the Victoria & Albert Museum, The British Library and The Royal Free Hospital.


1st November 2018

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