image for Workshop/Course item typeGoldwork for a Tudor Prince at Royal School of Needlework

Workshop/Course, Sat 30 - Sun 31 May 2020


Royal School of Needlework


Apartment 12A Hampton Court Palace,
East Molesey,


Born here at Hampton Court in October 1537 and christened in the palace’s Chapel Royal, this young prince was embodied the hopes of court and country for the continuation of a Tudor dynasty of kings. Sadly, these hopes would never be realized as Edward died at the tender age of 15 without issue.
The design for this class is inspired by the magnificent portrait of Edward by William Scrots which hangs in the Haunted Gallery of the Palace and which students will have the opportunity to see as part of their day.
Students will work on black velvet using precious goldwork threads, kid leather and a crystal bead to recreate the highly ornate and sumptuous patterning of the Prince’s robes in the Scrots portrait. Techniques covered will include mixed couching, pearl-purl couching and the application of padding and kid leather.

The class kit will include everything you require to complete the project. You may like to bring your own embroidery scissors and you will be able to borrow ring frames, magnifiers and lights (if needed) on the day.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 30 - Sun 31 May 2020 10:00 to 16:00


£207.00*Price includes the cost of £42.00 for the required kit.



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