Embroidery - Level 2

This course will introduce you to more advanced embroidery styles including drawn thread, pulled thread and Chikankari work as you create a piece of contemporary whitework or needlelace. Whilst experimenting with a variety of white yarns on white fabrics you will add to your repertoire of stitches by learning how to embroider on tulle, appliqué on organza and how to plan and weave Tenerife lace...

Taught by: Rowena Luke-King.

Description

This course will introduce you to more advanced embroidery styles including drawn thread, pulled thread and Chikankari work as you create a piece of contemporary whitework or needlelace. Whilst experimenting with a variety of white yarns on white fabrics you will add to your repertoire of stitches by learning how to embroider on tulle, appliqué on organza and how to plan and weave Tenerife lace.

You will learn how to stitch bullion knots, cable plaits and raised chains for Mountmellick work; scalloped edges and woven bars for cutwork and combine raised stitches with openwork for Appenzell style figurative images.

You will explore different types of quilting such as trapunto and shadow cording and will complete the course by producing a unique piece of white on white fabric that could be designed in the shape of a collar or used as part of a brides trousseau or shown in a textile design portfolio.

This course can be taken independently of Embroidery Level 1 should you already have competent hand embroidery skills.

For more information please view http://www.rowenalukeking.com/central-saint-martins/#hand-embroidery


Tutor information

Rowena Luke-King has had an extremely diverse career in design. She has worked as a designer and colour consultant for textile design studios and leading retailers such as Marks & Spencer and NEXT. She has produced collections of clothes, accessories, hand printed fabrics, greetings cards and wrapping papers for a number of stores including Fiorucci and has worked as a stylist in the music industry (stage clothes that she created for 'Adam and the Ants' have been exhibited in the Victoria & Albert Museum). Rowena studied fashion and textiles at Central Saint Martins and is currently involved in sourcing vintage fabrics for the fashion industry. www.rowenalukeking.com

Materials

Please bring with you to the first session:           

  • A plain page notebook and pencil   
  • A pair of sharp embroidery scissors   
  • A selection household needles

Details for booking

DateDay of WeekTimeDurationCostStatusLocationAction
22/04/2017 - 20/05/2017Saturdays10:00 - 16:005 Weeks£560Available Richbell Place - WC1N Add to Basket