My blackwork design transferred to my linen using the tissue paper transfer method

Transferring my blackwork design

If you’ve followed along with my previous posts (here and here), you’ll have seen that I did quite a bit of preparation work for my Royal School of Needlework blackwork module. Now I’m on the last step before starting to…

Sampling of blackwork stitches using different thread thicknesses

Choosing blackwork stitches

In my last post I shared the first stages of the design process for my RSN Certificate Blackwork module. In this post I’m going to share with you another key part of my preparation – choosing the blackwork stitches. Blackwork…

Pencil drawing of Bracken, part of the preparation for my blackwork embroidery

Beginning Blackwork

Having finished my first module of the Royal School of Needlework certificate (you can see my Jacobean crewelwork here), I was eager to start on my second module – blackwork. For the second module you have the choice between canvas…

My RSN Jacobean crewelwork module piece mounted and ready for assessment.

My finished RSN Jacobean crewelwork

After designing and doing most of the stitching of my RSN certificate Jacobean module, the end was in sight! By chatting to my fellow students, I learnt that the mounting would take about 1.5 days. So to be on the…

Experimenting with colour plans for my RSN certificate Jacobean crewelwork design

Starting the RSN Certificate

When I started looking into the Royal School of Needlework (RSN) I quickly became intrigued by their Certificate and Diploma course. After a couple of their day and online classes (posted about here and here) I was confident that I…