RSN Essential Stitch Guides: Stumpwork: Large Format Edition
The Royal School of Needlework teaches hand embroidery to the highest standard, developing techniques in new and innovative ways. Written by RSN apprentice and tutor Kate Sinton, this book contains an extensive guide to stitches and techniques, as well as guidance on the materials and equipment you need; how to design your own stumpwork embroidery; framing up; and positioning and transferring your design. Each stitch is clearly illustrated with step-by-step photography, along with expert instruction on how to form the stitch and use it in your needlework. With an introduction to the RSN and a brief history of stumpwork, together with numerous traditional and contemporary examples, this book provides an essential guide to this classic form of embroidery.
|Dimensions||216 × 280 mm|
After graduating from the Royal School of Needlework in 2002, Kate Sinton worked as a freelance embroiderer and artist. As well as continuing to teach a variety of classes at the RSN she set up drop-in summer embroidery classes at the Bermondsey Museum of Fashion and Textiles and worked with visiting textile lecturers at the British Museum. In 2006, Kate was appointed to manage a project that would produce over 200 new vestments for St Paul's Cathedral. These were first exhibited in 2008 at St Martin's College of Art and Design. During that time Kate continued to teach and produce artwork, and was part of a three-person show in Shepherd's Market in Central London. Kate lives in Wiltshire, UK with her husband Jamie and son Thomas.