4 day course which could be adapted to 3 days
"wroughte with blakke silke"
An in-depth study of the techniques which fall under the category of blackwork during the C16th and early C17th. Each day will start with an illustrated lecture on a particular aspect of blackwork followed by students working samples of that specific aspect. The aspects covered will be linear blackwork, geometric blackwork, speckling blackwork and other blackwork techniques less easily categorised. Metal thread stitches used with blackwork will also be examined and sampled.
This is a notebook course with samples.