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Royal School of Needlework

Welcome to the Royal School of Needlework The International Centre
of Excellence for the
Art of Hand Embroidery

Tutors: Auburn Claire Lucas

Before starting at the RSN, Auburn gained a 1st class Degree in ‘Historical Costume for Film and Theatre’.  She also completed an Apprenticeship with a Savile Row Tailor, where she still worked part time, alongside working as a freelance costumier. 
 
In 2016, Auburn was awarded a scholarship by the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust and won ‘Student of Year’ on the RSN Future Tutors programme.
 
As well as teaching embroidery Day Classes and on the Summer Intensive Certificate & Diploma for Technical Hand Embroidery course for the RSN at Hampton Court Palace, Auburn has taught at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, The British Library and The Knitting & Stitching Shows in London and Dublin.
 
Throughout her time at the RSN, she has have worked on numerous high-profile collaborations such as Burberry's 'Makers House' in partnership with the New Craftsmen, Nicholas Oakwell Couture’s feather gown for the GREAT Britain Campaign and renowned artist Cornelia Parker’s the ‘Magna Carta (An Embroidery)’.
 

Upcoming courses by Auburn Claire Lucas

Date Course Title
12/10/2017 Introduction to Crewelwork - Williamsburg View
13/10/2017 Historical Stitch: 'Elizabethan Sweet Pea' - Williamsburg View
16/10/2017 Introduction to Embroidery with Ribbonwork Elements - Williamsburg View
17/10/2017 Embroidered Monogram Inspired by RSN Archive - Williamsburg View
19/10/2017 Silk Embroidery: 'Tailor of Gloucester' - Williamsburg View
23/10/2017 Introduction to Beading: 'Christmas Bauble' - Williamsburg View
11/02/2018 Introduction to Embroidery: 'Japanese Cherry Blossom' - Bristol View
11/03/2018 Introduction to Embroidery: 'Japanese Cherry Blossom' - Hampton Court View
09/07/2018 Silk Embroidery: 'Tailor of Gloucester' - Hampton Court View
24/07/2018 Advanced Elizabethan Stitches: 'Elizabethan Sweet Pea' - Hampton Court View
28/07/2018 Advanced Elizabethan Stitches: 'Elizabethan Sweet Pea' - Exeter View
10/08/2018 Goldwork Monogram Inspired by RSN Archive - Hampton Court View