Bespoke Embroidery: Inspired by Jane Austen Handkerchief | Events at The Fashion Museum
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Dress worn at the time of Jane Austen

Bespoke Embroidery: Inspired by Jane Austen Handkerchief

Royal School of Needlework Tutor Deborah Wilding will be teaching a bespoke embroidery class at the Fashion Museum Bath on Friday 21 September 2018. Taking place during the world famous Jane Austen Festival in Bath, the class is suitable for all levels and is inspired by dress worn at the time of Jane Austen.

During the class you will create a handkerchief embroidered in the corner with a motif appropriate to the time of Jane Austen. You will be using whitework techniques including satin stitch, stem stitch and eyelets as well as finishing techniques. You will also have an opportunity to view the dress at the Fashion Museum as part of the exhibition A History of Fashion in 100 Objects.

The class kit, available to buy on the day for £30 (cash only), 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.

The workshop runs from 10.00am to 4.00pm at the Fashion Museum and all attendees must be comfortable climbing stairs. The class takes place in the Fashion Museum Study Facilities, which is on the first floor of the Assembly Rooms. The class includes a ticket to the Fashion Museum, valid for a month from the date of the class. Book now.