image for Workshop/Course item typeIntermediate Blackwork: ‘Mackintosh Rose’ at Royal School of Needlework

Workshop/Course, Sat 1 - Sun 2 Feb 2020


Royal School of Needlework


Apartment 12A Hampton Court Palace,
East Molesey,


This two day course will give the students the opportunity to develop their skills in the blackwork technique while working this beautiful stylised design based on the Mackintosh Rose. Blackwork is a historic technique that uses a variety of geometric stitches in one colour that enables dramatic effects to be created.

During the two days, you will learn how to work at least five different Blackwork stitch patterns in stranded cotton and machine thread. You will create shading throughout the design and will be introduced to working the patterns in colour including shades of one colour. You will be shown how to create details with Surface Embroidery Stitches and add a final highlight when you are introduced to a small amount of silver metal thread.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 1 - Sun 2 Feb 2020 10:00 to 16:00


£196.00*Price includes the cost of £31.00 for the required kit.



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