RSN exhibition

It’s quite strange – who would have thought I use ‘Just Lovely’ quite so often! 🙂

Last Sunday Duncan and I packed some sandwiches and headed off to Hampton Court. It was the annual exhibition of work by the apprentices of the Royal School of Needlework.
The apprenticeship is 3 years, the first two learning different embroidery techniques and the final year is more business based with work placements in the RSN’s studio as well as externally..

This year’s exhibition was a little disappointing in 2 ways, as the course is being phased out, there was only work from the final year students – so it was smaller than when we’ve been before and probably because of this it was in a room outside the palace, when we went before it was in the Queen’s chambers – a big imposing room with wooden panelling – just the kind of room where you’d imagine some of the techniques were developed..

The work we did see was by no means disappointing – I’ve said it before, but there are some very clever women out there.. Unfortunately not all the graduates had websites, but [this one]( showcases one of my favourite pieces of the exhibition [this lily in silk shading]( There was also an amazing dragon in goldwork, but photography wasn’t allowed and I can’t find any photographs..

This afternoon we went into Wimbledon to buy silly hats and other necessities for our honeymoon. I can’t believe it’s only 2 weeks away! We’re going on a safari in Tanzania, hence the silly hats, I have a feeling there will be quite a lot of khaki!


7 thoughts on “RSN exhibition

  1. Hi Suzi

    Ive been trying to email you about getting on the sewing blog list but it keeps rejecting my emails saying your email isnt valid…most annoying hahaahha

    so if you could check out my blog and perhaps pop me on the list when you get a chance cheers

  2. Hi Suzi,
    hope you had a great honeymoon…I’ve been enjoying checking out your blog while you’ve been away. I am having the same e-mail problems as Sarah jo,above. I’d love to be added to your list and hoped you’d stop by my blog to give it a peek! Thanks so much:)

  3. Thanks for your comments guys – I had a wonderful Honeymoon! 🙂

    I have a bit of a backlog of blogs to work through this weekend, but hopefully the list will be back up to date soon!

    It’s been a bit of a crazy month and my day job keeps getting in the way of updating the list!

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