I thought a catch up was long over due and I could share the news that I am now officially a Royal School of Needlework Graduate Tutor.
Yes, I survived the Future Tutor course and graduated with a distinction in July of this year.
So here are some of the things I got up to for the course alongside the subjects I had already covered.
|Stitching with colleagues on the Future Tutors kneeler project|
|I put a French knot or two in the Queen's 90th birthday brook|
|Visiting the Westminster Abbey Broderers studio|
|I made a box or two|
|...and a number of teaching samples|
|but never forgot my Durham base - canvas shading of the Durham cathedral sanctuary knocker|
|Finished off with my signature project - a recreation of the Ashmolean museum's 17th century frog purse|
and was amazed to be awarded the E Elvin Goldwork Award
It's incredibly hard work, but I'm having a ball can't you tell.