There were some great entries last month but as always, we have to pick a winner so April’s student of the month is…@risa.loves.creativity
@risa.loves.creativity took our Introduction to Embroidery Lily and Pomegrante Design for her first foray into needlework, a marvelous choice if we do say so ourselves!
”Great first lesson! Being able pause, rewind and rewatch made this very easy to follow. Really had fun, even if I couldn’t see the green stem lines very well 🙈 looking forward to the next lesson.”
Always great to get as you think it feed back! As you can see from the photo above, she’s made some wonderful progress and her stitches are looking super smart. Something tells us this is only the beginning of Risa and her needlework…
Do have a look at her instagram page if you would enjoy seeing more of her other creative explorations such as painting and calligraphy. If you would like to be the next #studentofthemonth, use the hashtag #londonembroideryschool or tag us when sharing your photos from your London Embroidery School class or the things you have gone onto make following one of our classes.
All Images courtesy of @risa.loves.creativity
We are getting into the more tricky techniques of the goldwork pear design now, starting off this class with plunging, the rather dramatic sounding way to finish off our couching from the last class.
Furthering our finishing touches, we then will be adding the very pleasing looking pearle purl edging before we explore a new padding method with string. This will bring us to step up the difficulty towards the end of the class as we take our first foray into the challenging technique of cutwork.
Get your copy of this next class on our website or if you are new to the goldwork pear design, get started by choosing one of our bundle options to grab yourself a discount on this design. There are now three of the four class parts available with the final one coming next Friday, so plenty of stitching to keep you busy till then! Check back on the 31st July for the final instalment, or have it sent direct to you on it’s release when you buy a bundle option.
We are so looking forward to having a new group of you lovely people into the studio for the 5 day Goldwork Course at the start of February. It is always such as treat to see how the beetles grow as the students learn more of the techniques used in the artwork.
Taking place between Monday 4th and Friday 8th February, the course will take place each day from 10am-4pm where we will be working on a variety of traditional goldwork techniques whilst creating a lovely golden beetle.
We have a couple of places still available if you would like to join us. You can book through the link here the booking pages, places are £555.00.
We hope to see you next month with your beetle!
On Friday 5th October, we have a new silk shading course taking place where we will be working on this gorgeous honeysuckle design. This technique, sometimes known as ‘painting in stitches’ allows you to create fades and colour changes through the body of the embroidery by working with multiple threads. This is particularly useful for natural forms such as flowers, fruit and animals which, once mastered, can give a very realistic effect to the embroidery.
Notice how delicately the colours change through the flower to give depth to the petals.
The class will also include french knot buds, because you can never have too many french knots.
Click here to see more about the class and secure your place!
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