Auburn Claire Lucas is a talented young professional hand embroiderer who graduated from the Royal School of Needlework’s Future Tutor Programme in 2017. Her favourite embroidery techniques are Whitework, Stumpwork, Appliqué and Silk Shading and she has a passion for embroidery of the 18th century in particular. Auburn was our very first Lady Anne’s Needlework/RSN ‘New Talent’ and taught for us for the first time at the 2017 Spring Residential alongside Nicola Jarvis, Jenny Adin-Christie and Phillipa.
Originally offered as part of the May 2021 Festival.
This Elizabethan Pinwheel is inspired by a bodice worn by Queen Amalia Sophia around 1640. Clasped hands signify friendship and a pansy for thoughtfullness.
During this live class Auburn will teach you how to embroider the hands, which are worked in tent stitch, the cuff petals, the pansy and leaves in silk shading, and the arms in Elizabethan braid stitch.