Hello there. I am Pippa Foulds and for as long as I can remember I have been fascinated by needlework and making things in general. My other great passion is history, so combine the two and you can see where we are going!
I always wanted to embroider ‘properly’. My wonderful husband patiently put up with the incomplete kits as I fell down somewhere with the instructions and eventually built me a bookshelf to accommodate the ever growing pile of embroidery books designed to ‘show me how’. No one really embroidered in the family to teach me, if only……..
Then at the Knit and Stitch in Harrogate a lovely lady told me about a Royal School of Needlework class ‘up north’ with Tracy Franklin. Plucking up the last of my courage I signed up for the RSN Certificate. Three years later, Certificate achieved I’m half way into my Diploma and I loooooooove it.
So, I thought that maybe some like minded fellows out there might be interested in what I create and where it might lead.
RSN Diploma Blackwork piece
Here’s the piece for my Blackwork module just about ready for mounting and still on my frame. It’s taken from a Leonardo sketch of the head of Leda and I’ve quite enjoyed doing it after some initial trauma as I’d never done anything in Blackwork before! It’s done on 36 count linen and the threads are Mulberry silks - with a lot of invisible thread as well, grrh! Hope you like it although it’s not what you might initially expect as traditional blackwork. Took me from January to May to complete - 8 days tutoring and lots of homework!
Would love to hear your comments.
See ya soon.