Re: [WKneedle] Classes - Day Long with the RSN - NEW!
- Thanks Sabrina!
I have just learned that The Status Thimble is assisting with sign-up information for these May Royal School of Needlework classes (since these RSN teachers often hold classes in TST shop). TST newsletter said you can print and mail the booking form which can then be sent from The Status Thimble in Burlingame. You can call TST for more information.
Better yet, why wait - take the Goldwork or Blackwork class before May at The Status Thimble! The Goldwork class is next week (Feb. 28 - if there is still room) and the Blackwork class is March 14th - same RSN teachers, but in a small, cozy, more intimate setting. See TST class list below.
For further information, contact The Status Thimble:
The Status Thimble
277 Primrose Ave
Burlingame, CA 94010
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10:00 - 5:00
Thursday s till 7:30
The Status Thimble are good people. Susan Bryant is a blast and very knowledgeable about period stitches and history. TST sells painted canvas, threads, cross stitch, hardanger, fabric books, and more. AND they have lots of workshops every month. So even if you can't attend these RSN classes at the Hilton, you can take them and others at the Burlingame shop. I've already taken the blackwork and Jacobean day classes with the RSN teachers right there at The Status Thimble - loved the personal attention, the vast knowledge, and all the materials. I highly recommend The Status Thimble to all.
Status Thimble classes coming up:
GoldWork with Lucy
Join accredited Royal School of Needlework Teacher Lucy Barter in this exploratory class that shows you the beginning of true goldwork. Fantastic materials and instructions included for $125.
Sat. Feb. 28th, 10a.m. – 4p.m.
Join local engaging designer Deb Rockmore for this enjoyable class. During the class you can design two scissors fobs to keep or give away. Deb helps you do a great job and there are lots of inspiring beads to work with. $40.00 includes all materials.
Sat, March 7, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Blackwork with Lucy
Join accredited Royal School of Needlework Teacher Lucy Barter In this exploratory class that shows both the possibilities for shading and for adapting representational subject to Blackwork. Choose your own subject from several designs provided by the instructor. If you think Blackwork is too limiting, come into the store to see our samples. Materials included for $125. Sat. March 14th, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Needlepoint 1.0 Class
This class covers the basics of needlepoint. Under Susan’s guidance, learn sixteen decorative stitches while making a small sampler in colors of your choice. In two, three-hour sessions, we cover terms and tips, a bit of history and lots of thread and fiber facts. If you are a beginner, or if you want to update your skills, this is your class. Materials included for $50. Saturday, March 28 and Saturday, April 4. 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Alethia Elphinstone of Dragonhold
--- On Fri, 2/20/09, Sabrina de la Bere <SabrinadelaBere@...> wrote:
> From: Sabrina de la Bere <SabrinadelaBere@...>
> Subject: [WKneedle] Classes - Day Long with the RSN - NEW!
> To: "“wkneedle”" <email@example.com>
> Date: Friday, February 20, 2009, 12:29 PM
> Royal School of Needlework Day Classes USA 2009
> At the Hyatt Regency Hotel San Francisco Airport
> In May 2009 the RSN will run Day Classes in a variety of
> embroidery techniques. The One Day Classes will give you an
> introductory taster to each technique. The Two Day classes
> will help
> you to further develop your skills.
> RSN small-group Day Classes are friendly, relaxed and fun
> with a
> maximum of fourteen students in each class. The classes are
> to teach you sound traditional technique and help you
> explore how you
> can move on to develop and use your embroidery skills in
> diverse ways.
> All our RSN tutors are graduates of the RSN
> apprenticeship and they
> are highly-skilled technical embroiderers with a wealth of
> and professional working experience.
> The Tutors
> Lucy Barter is one of the most talented
> designer/embroiderers of her
> generation. She gained a BA Honours in Fashion Design
> specialising in
> children’s wear. After several years living in San
> Francisco and
> designing for established children’s fashion labels in
> both England
> and America including the Gap, Gymboree and Pottery Barn
> Kids Lucy
> discovered the RSN and became aware of the versatility of
> as a functional and exciting decorative art form. The
> appeal of the
> RSN’s history, teaching methods and surroundings enticed
> Lucy back
> from the States to enrol onto the apprenticeship in
> 2003.She graduated
> in August 2006 with Distinction and after staying at the
> RSN for a
> short while to teach, retuned to San Francisco , California
> , where
> she now lives with her husband.
> Owen Davies is the only man to have graduated from the
> Apprenticeship. He worked for two years in the Studio as
> tutor and on leaving the RSN he began a freelance career as
> a textile
> artist teaching at venues all over Britain.He also became
> Needlework Consultant for the John Lewis Partnership. He
> has always
> had a passion for gardening and created the Embroidered
> Knot Gardens
> course teaching needlework to like-minded enthusiasts. Owen
> the best-selling book " Embroidered Knot Gardens
> " book published by
> Anova in 2006.
> Helen McCook graduated from the RSN in 2003 having
> gained a BA in Printed and Dyed Textiles. She was Head of
> and Costume at Bonham’s Auction House for three years and
> then spent a
> year as production manager for the embroidery company Hand
> & Lock.
> Helen is a specialist in 17th & 18th century costume
> and embroidery
> and she now pursues a career as a freelance teacher and
> Here is a brief description of the classes
> Jacobean Crewel Work – this decorative technique is one
> of the
> earliest forms of surface embroidery traditionally worked
> in crewel
> wool on linen twill. The term Jacobean refers to the
> designs that evolved from the Indian chintz patterns
> imported to
> England during the seventeenth century.
> Jacobean Classes
> Friday May 01 - A Day of Jacobean Crewel work with Owen
> Sunday May 10 - A Day of Jacobean Crewel work with Helen
> Goldwork – a sumptuous technique which has been valued
> for many
> centuries as a sign of status and wealth. Working with
> metal thread on
> silk or velvet this traditional technique adapts well to
> designs. Learn the elements of padding for preparation and
> how to
> handle and couch down a variety of metal threads.
> Goldwork Classes
> Saturday May 02 – A Day of Goldwork with Lucy Barter
> Friday May 08 - A Day of Goldwork with Owen Davies
> Canvas Stitches – master the technique of a variety of
> stitches and discover how the use of different stitches can
> your design. Explore the use of a variety of textured
> threads for
> traditional pieces or contemporary designs.
> Canvas Painting – Learn how to paint an image onto
> canvas for you to
> Embroidered Knot Gardens – Create your own
> three-dimensional garden
> on a canvas base. Use textured stitches in a variety of
> threads to
> create flower beds, topiary hedges and water features.
> Canvaswork Classes
> Sunday May 03 – A Day of Canvas Stitches with Helen
> Tuesday May 12 – Canvas painting with Lucy Barter.
> Wednesday May 13 & Thursday May 14 – Embroidered Knot
> Gardens with
> Owen Davies.
> Silk Shading – a beautiful technique worked with one
> strand of
> cotton or silk thread and known as “painting with a
> needle”. Learn how
> to blend colours and stitches to create a very natural
> Silk Shading Class
> Monday May 04 – A Day of Silk Shading with Helen McCook.
> Blackwork -- A counted thread technique said to have been
> into England by Catherine of Aragon, first wife of Henry
> VIII. The
> stitches form geometric patterns which give stunning
> especially with architectural themes or portraits.
> Blackwork Class
> Friday May 08 – A Day of Blackwork with Helen McCook.
> Whitework -- Embroidery worked in white thread on a white
> covering a wide variety of delicate techniques suitable for
> bridal wear and table linen. The traditional stitches of
> whitework can
> also be adapted to create stunning contemporary designs.
> Whitework Classes
> Saturday May 09 – A Day of Whitework with Lucy Barter
> Sunday May 10 & Monday May 11 – Contemporary
> Whitework with Owen Davies.
> Stumpwork A delightful technique of miniature raised
> originating in the seventeenth century. With stumpwork you
> can create
> charming images of animals, insects, flowers and miniature
> Stumpwork Class
> Wednesday May 13 & Thursday May 14 Stumpwork with Lucy
> An Introduction to Embroidery Class
> Thursday May 07 with Helen McCook – A Day of Introduction
> to Stitches
> - and how to use them to best advantage. This day will be
> perfect for
> anyone who is new to embroidery or who needs a refresher to
> started again.
> Decorative Tassels Class
> Tuesday May 05 and Wednesday May 06 with Helen McCook –
> Have fun for
> two days creating fabulous tassels on wooden moulds.
> Exploring Historic Stitches
> Saturday May 09 with Helen McCook – A special day devoted
> to examining
> stitches frequently used during the 17th, 18th & 19th
> centuries which
> are seldom seen today. Discover how these stitches were
> used in the
> context of their time and how some have evolved into
> stitches we use
> General Information
> All classes run from 10.00am to 4.00pm with a one hour
> lunch break.
> Class Fees:
> One Day Class £90.00 sterling. Two Day Class £170.00
> Payments in sterling by Visa, MasterCard or Direct Bank
> Transfer to
> RSN please.
> Fees include the materials required for the class.
> To book a class please contact:
> Gill Holdsworth Email
> Gill.Holdsworth@... or Tel
> +44 (0)20 3166 6937
> Or print and mail the booking form which can be sent from
> The Status
> Available at the Hyatt Regency Hotel San Francisco Airport
> special rates for RSN students. Single or Double Occupancy
> dollars per night. Triple Occupancy $170.00 dollars per
> Quadruple occupancy $195.00 dollars per night. (These rates
> exclusive of state & local taxes & tourism fee.)
> For hotel bookings please contact the Hyatt Regency San
> Airport direct:
> Online: Go to Hyatt.com and search for the specific
> property ( San
> Francisco Airport ). Put it your dates and in the box
> labelled Group/
> Corporate# input the code "G-RSNN" and it will
> bring up the special
> group rate for you.
> Telephone: 800-233-1234.. Just let the reservation agent
> know you
> would like to book a room under the Royal School of
> Needlework room
> If you need further advice about hotel bookings, please
> contact Emily
> Loi emily.loi@...
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