Embroidery - Level 1

During this course you will be introduced to a variety of hand embroidery styles including ribbon work, cut work, shadow workwork, stump work, Indian mirror work and smocking. You will practice basic stitches such as chain stitch, cross stitch and blanket stitch...

Taught by: Rowena Luke-King.

Description

During this course you will be introduced to a variety of hand embroidery styles including ribbon work, cut work, shadow workwork, stump work, Indian mirror work and smocking.

You will practice basic stitches such as chain stitch, cross stitch and blanket stitch.

You will then progress to more complicated stitches such as French knots, herringbone and Jacobean couching.

Other topics covered include:

  • how to transfer your designs to a variety of cloths
  • use appliqué and embroidery to cover buttons
  • attach beads and sequins

You will complete the course by producing a unique piece of hand embroidered fabric that could be turned into a needle case, used in accessory design or shown as part of a textile design portfolio.

Entry requirements: No previous experience is needed for this course.

 
For more information, please visit: 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
14/01/2017 - 11/02/2017Saturdays10:00 - 16:005 Weeks£560Available Richbell Place - WC1N Add to Basket
20/03/2017 - 24/03/2017Monday to Friday10:00 - 16:001 Week£560Available Richbell Place - WC1N Add to Basket
03/07/2017 - 07/07/2017Monday to Friday10:00 - 16:001 Week£560Available Richbell Place - WC1N Add to Basket
14/08/2017 - 18/08/2017Monday to Friday10:00 - 16:001 Week£560Available Richbell Place - WC1N Add to Basket