Monica Wright of the Royal School of Needlework sent out an e-mail earlier this week with some exciting news from the RSN. The first point is that they have a new website, which is great. It’s a lot easier to get around on than the old one was!
But that’s not the most exciting news. The exciting news is this extensive list of day classes in various embroidery techniques that are scheduled for 2010 – 2011.
What catches my eye? There are numerous introductory classes in goldwork, whitework, blackwork, silk shading, Jacobean embroidery, and other techniques. There’s a class in tambour work. There are “developing classes” for those who are beyond the introductory level. There’s a class that looks really fun, on Goldwork Millefiore Brooches. There’s a workshop in ecclesiastical embroidery. It looks like a terrific line-up of day classes that range from 1 – 3 days.
For those of you who live in the UK and have been looking for classes, why not check these out? And for folks who might travel to England for vacation, to visit relatives (or maybe even on business?), maybe a short break with a one or two day class would be worth figuring in to your plans.
I found myself going through each class description and daydreaming about all the classes I think would be fun to take. Then I made a wish list.
Um…. in that particular fantasy, I ended up hanging out at Hampton Court Palace for a mere 28 days! I woke up shortly after I found myself destitute, living on a park bench.
Putting aside all those “mundane” concerns of finance, travel, and time, if you could pick only one class, which one would you take?!
It’s hard to choose, isn’t it?
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