Last summer a friend and I went on an embroidery course run by the Royal School of Needlework in Hampton Court on the outskirts of London. It was an excellent day where I learned some stitches i didn’t know already and how to start and finish and generally embroider the Royal School of Needlework way! Don’t get me wrong…I will never be as good as the graduates of the School who often go on to work on royal wedding dresses and other such things but it was certainly interesting to get an insight into how they worked.
On the day I started a piece of embroidery that I got to take away to finish…and earlier this year I finished it…ok I know it should not have taken quite that long but i have a lot of things going on at the same time.

Here is the finished product…
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Now I have to figure out the best way to mount and display it in my house 🙂

next project based on these new skills is to design my own piece of embroidery. I am thinking


embroidered versions of patterns like this…this will take some thinking about..


10 thoughts on “Embroidery the Royal School of Needlework way

    1. thank you 🙂
      The course was very useful and the tutors taught us so many handy tips!
      I say give it a go, a lot of it is easier than it looks…it is just a case of finding your thing 😀

      1. I crochet but I’m self-taught and often get mixed up with the UK and American stitches.

        I might have a look locally and see if there are any courses I could attempt.

        Thank you for sharing your work it’s inspirational.


      2. my goodness!! If you can crochet you can do anything!!
        I try to crochet on a fairly regular basis then forget how again!
        I have come to the conclusion that it is some form of wizardry!! 😀

      3. You sound like me. I have spurts of interest in crocheting and then put it down for months, sometimes longer.

        Lovely to meet you, I’ll keep popping back to see what you’re doing.


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