Intro to Blackwork: 'Tulip'

Sunday 5th April 2020 10am-4pm
RSN Bristol, 38 Old School House, Kingswood Estate,
Britannia Road, Kingswood, Bristol BS15 8DB

£122 includes kit.

Blackwork came to England from Spain with Catherine of Aragon in 1501. Its diaper patterns originated from intricate Moorish patterns. It was widely used during the Tudor period on clothing, particularly on cuffs and collars, where it was worked to be the same on both sides of the fabric.

This elegant stylised blackwork tulip covers five diaper patterns, as well as seeding, all using a black stranded cotton, and stem stitch using a gold stranded thread. Students will also be taught how to transfer the design onto the white 20hpi linen. This is an excellent grounding for then moving onto the next stage of shading with blackwork. The finished embroidery measures 17cm high by 17cm wide.

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 38 The Old School House, Kingswood Estate,

Britannia Road, Kingswood, Bristol BS15 8DB

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