Royal School of Needlework

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of Excellence for the
Art of Hand Embroidery

Tutors: Kate Barlow

Kate graduated from the Future Tutors Programme at the RSN with distinction. She now teaches for the RSN and works as a member of the RSN Studio. In 2015, Kate’s Advanced Silk Shaded budgie “Smuggler” was accepted by the Royal Academy of Arts for their annual Summer Exhibition. The piece was also made into a greeting card.

During her time at the RSN so far she has worked on Magna Carta - An Embroidery, designed by Cornelia Parker, on a gown designed by Nicholas Oakwell for the Great Britain Campaign, and on a silk wedding dress designed by L’Wren Scott.

Before coming to the RSN, Kate studied costume at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff where she graduated in 2001 with a BA Hons in Theatre Design. Following this she worked as a freelance costume maker and then as part of the Touring Wardrobe department at the Welsh National Opera.


Upcoming courses by Kate Barlow

Date Course Title
03/05/2017 Introduction to Blackwork – ‘Spring’ - Williamsburg View
04/05/2017 Introduction to Jacobean Crewelwork - Williamsburg View
05/05/2017 17th Century Stitches - Williamsburg View
06/05/2017 Silk Embroidery: ‘Floral Motif’ - Williamsburg View
08/05/2017 Silk Shading & Goldwork: ‘Carousel Horse’ - Williamsburg View
20/05/2017 Elizabethan Braid: Inspired by Embroidered Woman's Waistcoat - Fashion Museum Bath View
11/06/2017 Introduction to Jacobean Crewelwork - Hampton Court View
17/06/2017 Decorative Embroidery: Inspired by Tabbed Gauntlet Glove - Fashion Museum Bath View
15/07/2017 Stumpwork: 'Pick 'n' Mix - Hampton Court View
12/08/2017 Introduction to Embroidery - Bristol View
13/08/2017 Stumpwork: 'Pick 'n' Mix - Bristol View
18/11/2017 Vintage Christmas - Creative Metalwork - Hampton Court View