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, in Day Classes and on the Degree programme, and works as a member of the RSN Studio. Kate will be part of the RSN Team travelling to the USA in July 2018 to teach at the USA Summer School in Kentucky. During her time at the RSN 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 L’Wren Scott silk wedding dress.

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. 

In 2015, Kate’s Advanced Silk Shaded budgie “Smuggler” was accepted by the Royal Academy of Arts for their annual Summer Exhibition.

Upcoming courses by Kate Barlow

Date Course Title
20/03/2018 Tour & Taster - Inspired by 1740s embroidered silk panels - Hampton Court View
20/03/2018 Tour & Taster - Inspired by 1740s embroidered silk panels - Hampton Court View
08/04/2018 Elizabethan Silk Dog Rose - Hampton Court View
28/04/2018 Blackwork: ‘Springtime’ -Hampton Court View
05/05/2018 Bespoke Embroidery: Inspired by 1740s Silk Stomacher - Fashion Museum Bath View
12/05/2018 Introduction to Whitework: '1930's Inspired Flower & Butterfly' - Hampton Court View
19/05/2018 Bespoke Embroidery: Inspired by Queen Alexandra's Evening Gown - Fashion Museum Bath View
20/05/2018 Intermediate Elizbethan Stitches: 'Elizabethan Dragonfly' - Hampton Court View
04/08/2018 Bespoke Embroidery: Inspired by Court Gown (1900) - Fashion Museum Bath View
06/08/2018 Silk Shading & Goldwork: ‘Carousel Horse’ - Hampton Court View
12/08/2018 Introduction to Embroidery: 'Russian Doll' - Hampton Court View