Wednesday 12 February 2014

Royal School of Needlework

Finally I did made my self some courage and started the Certificate course with  Royal School of Needlework. At first I did feel like I go no where with my project in special when you had in mind to do Goldwork and been put back in your place  and told NO your are going to start with crewel work. Hmm... never heard to much about crewel work I think lots of embroiderers prefer some more fussy stiles : goldwork, silk painting , stumpwork or canvas work.
I must tell you is very very catching this crewel work and I think I start to fail for it.
 My project started with a nice simple plan ( maybe to many thinks drawn in ) but in esence I had a clear picture in my head what stitches to do and how.
Then the fun begin - having spend 4 days in Hampton I had 2 tutors at least per day and each had different ideas.
Not like they had bad ideas but I was to over whelm to tell them to stop changing thinks around so now I am totally confuse what to do as the drawing is having few stitches in top of each other
So I decided : I will do what I like 
here are few starting pictures

I wish I can add more thinks on the project but already is a bit to busy by what I saw in internet to other students. I may try to do a second one just for fun and practise.

Happy crafting all


  1. I too like crewel work but not done any for ages. How good to be on this course, maybe we will see your work on display as the Royal School exhit at some of the shows.

  2. This is looking very nice! I love the look of crewel work, but I seem to have an allergy to wool, or some kinds of it, at least. I'm sure you'll find much to enjoy on your course.