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Auburn Claire Lucas​

Auburn Claire Lucas

United Kingdom

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, Aplique 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-Chrstie and Phillipa.

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This exciting young embroiderer was our first Royal School of Needlework New Talent. We are thrilled to see her grow as a designer and tutor.

Auburn's Festival Workshops

Mermaid's Lagoon

11-13 July 2021

Inspired by the Stumpwork caskets and mirror frames from the 17th Century, this workshop will teach traditional Stumpwork and embroidery techniques.

Practical information

Length: 3 days
Level: Advanced

Class fee: £585
Kit: £50

Kit Includes:
Ground fabrics, stranded cotton, silk, silver pearl purl and silver passing threads, silver spangles, coral beads, pearl beads, silk gimp, silk wrapped purl, wire, organza, felt for padding, machine thread and a step-by-step instruction booklet, needles are also included.

Techniques: 
Stumpwork, Beading, and Tapestry Shading

Equipment required:
Two 8 inch wooden ring frames with stalks. Barrel clamp/seat/ floor frame, embroidery scissors, Goldwork scissors, Mellor, velvet board, tweezers.

Design size:
11.5 x 15 cm (4½ x 6 in)    

Linen size:
35 x 35 cm (14 x 14 in)

Queen Amelia Sophia's Pinwheel

15-16 July 2021

Elizabethan Pinwheel, inspired by a bodice worn by Queen Amalia Sophia around 1640. Clasped hands signify friendship and a pansy for thoughtfullness. Hands are worked in tent stitch, cuff petals, pansy and leaves in silk shading, the arms in Elizabethan braid stitch. 

Practical information

Length: 2 days
Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Class fee: £390
Kit: £40

Kit Includes:
Ground fabric, stranded cotton and silk threads, button and machine threads, gold passing, gold plate, gold smooth pearl, spangles, and step-by-step instruction booklet. Needles will also be provided. Pre-cut card to mount and make the pin wheel are also included

Techniques: 
Elizabethan Stitches

Equipment required:
Two 8 inch wooden ring frames with stalks. Barrel clamp/seat/floor frame, embroidery scissors, Goldwork scissors, Mellor, velvet board, tweezers.

Design size:
Diametre 7 cm (2¾ in)

Ground size:
35 x 35 cm (14 x 14 in)