Welcome to the Royal School of Needlework The International Centre
of Excellence for the
Art of Hand Embroidery
Introduction to Blackwork – ‘Spring’ - Williamsburg (Code 3284)
This introduction class aims to introduce the students to filling and outlining stitches set within this beautiful design. Taking two traditional counted Blackwork patterns and working with a contemporary twist you will be introduced to this historical technique.
Sometimes, as with this design, it can be stitched with coloured threads to produce a different effect. The final piece will be embellished with seed beads. As this is a counted technique students may wish to bring a magnifier with them.
An introduction to the history and development of this historic technique will also be covered.
Blackwork is a historical technique that has been developed by the RSN to become a form of tonal stitching. The technique uses a variety of geometric stitches in one colour which enables dramatic effects to be created. It is particularly effective with portraits and architectural themes.
The class kit will include everything you require to complete the project. You may like to bring your own embroidery scissors and you will be able to borrow ring frames, magnifiers and lights (if needed) on the day.
This class will run from 10am-4pm at Williamsburg School of Needlework, 5121 Center Street, Williamsburg, Virginia 23188