Royal School of Needlework Partnership Class – Sunshine & Clouds inspired by a 17th Century Raised Embroidery Panel

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Apr 6 at 10:00 am4:00 pm£160


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Join the Royal School of Needlework and the Holburne Museum, Bath on 6 April for an exciting partnership class inspired by a 17th Century Raised Embroidery Panel. The panel is on permanent display at the museum and you will have an opportunity to view this embroidery and many of the museum’s magnificent objects during the day.


When? Saturday 6th April 2024     10am – 4pm

Where? Clore Learning room, Holburne Museum, Bath

Learn how to create this beautiful motif based upon the Esther and Ahasuerus Raised Embroidery Panel stitched in approximately 1640. The design is based on a section of the intricate panel showing a bird flying around a tree under sun rays and beautiful sparkling cloud. You will have a chance to view and learn about the history of this panel and many other wonderful objects during the day from the museum’s unique collection and exhibitions.

During the class, RSN Tutor, Deborah Wilding will teach you hand embroidery techniques including, Padding, Goldwork, Surface Stitching and Textural Couching. Some experience of embroidery would be useful but all aspects of the design will be covered during the class and a full instruction booklet will be included in the kit to enable you to complete the design at home. This class is suitable for beginners and more experienced stitchers.

The class cost includes all materials and necessary equipment and your kit comprises everything you require to complete the project. You may like to bring your own embroidery scissors and magnifiers if you need them, but you will be able to borrow ring frames and scissors on the day.

This event includes entrance to the exhibition, You will be able to visit the exhibition at lunchtime and after the class until the museum closes at 5pm.

Joining Instructions:

Registration commences at 9.45am. The class will be held in the Museum’s Clore Learning space, situated on the ground floor. This space can be accessed from 9.45am via large white door, on the right hand side of the building.

Food and drink (other than bottled water) may not be consumed  in the classroom, but you may bring a packed lunch to eat in the workshop space or museum gardens. There is also an onsite café for refreshments.

The museum is fully accessible. Free parking is available to Blue Badge holders in the car park, which is located directly next to the museum. (Please be advised that the car park paying machine only accepts coins or payment by phone.)



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