Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Royal School of Needlework

If you read some of my other posts, you will probably (hopefully) have gathered that I've been interested in embroidery for quite a few years.  Over the years I have been a member of a few associations, but only joined the Royal School of Needlework last year having admired them from afar for ages.
Since joining I've dreamed of attending one of their courses, and finally, at last, at long last (I think you get the drift!) I am going to one THIS WEEK!  Hip hip hooray!  I can't wait.
I have done different types of embroidery in the past, but mainly cross-stitch, so this was an opportunity to try something new.  They have plenty of choice of courses - I was like a child in a sweet shop to tell the truth - but in the end opted for one that will hopefully be a bit of a taster for a few different disciplines.  That way in the future I can choose another course to explore another style in more detail.  So, this Friday I will be at Hampton Court (and I'm in the middle of reading a Philippa Gregory book in the Tudor series too!) giving 'An Introduction to Embroidery' a go.  I'm so excited!!  Hopefully I will have calmed down enough by next week to let you know how I got on.  Keep your fingers crossed that it will be a nice sunny day too - maybe I'll be able to take some nice photos of the palace while I'm there!
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