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Introduction to Blackwork - Hampton Court (Code 3193)

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25/11/2017 1 £103.50 Sophie Long sold out
[Course cost: £78.00 - Required kit cost: £25.50 ]

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Class Date: Saturday 25 November 2017

Steeped in history, this technique involves using intricate patterns which have an almost graphic quality to create an embroidered picture. Using a counted thread technique with a variety of geometric stitches in one colour, dramatic effects are  created which are particularly effective with portraits and architectural themes. Blackwork is a very diverse technique and can offer limitless opportunities for progression. 

On this one day Introduction course you'll learn how to create tone and shade in embroidery threads using counted stitches to create a design similar to the one shown. The exact design may vary.

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 Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey. KT8 9AU

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.




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