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Historical Stitch Exploring Raised Work - Hampton Court (Code 3165)

Date Days Price Tutor Places left
07/10/2017 2 £175.50 Helen Jones sold out
[Course cost: £150.00 - Required kit cost: £25.50 ]

This course has already taken place.

The RSN's current exhibition, Stories in Stitch, includes Raised Embroidery.   In preparation for the exhibition pieces from the RSN archive were conserved for display.  One The Hunter and the Hares became the subject of more detailed study.

Work has been undertaken to understand the stitches used in the piece and to source replica materials.  That study is reflected in this course. The aim of the course is to consider how Jacobean raised work was created, to replicate those processes and materials as far as possible and to place this style of work in its historical context.   It is intended for students with some experience of stitching interested in the wider context of embroidery.

By the end of the course students will:  

  • have basic knowledge about raised work embroidery in its historical context have learnt a number of stitches used on 17th  century raised work
  • have created their stitches using materials as close to the original as has been possible to identify  
  • have information to enable further research, visits etc.  


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 runs from 10am-4pm at Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey. KT8 9AU

Stumpwork (Raised Embroidery)
Stumpwork uses an array of different materials and techniques to create raised and three dimensional elements. Designs can be varied and imaginative, offering scope for a high degree of creativity.

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