HAND EMBROIDERY: LIPS MOTIF
with Amy Burt, Haute Couture Embroiderer
6:30pm – 8:30pm, Tuesday 8th November 2022
In this 2.5 hour course you will learn how to hand embroider this fun lips motif on to a t-shirt (or similar item) of your choice.
You will be guided through how to master French knots, back stitch and satin stitch.
A PDF of the motif will be emailed to you prior to the course; you will need to trace the design on using a fabric safe pen before the class. It is recommended you use a white shirt or similar.
Please note you are not expected to complete this in 2.5 hours, but will finish the motif in your own time.
There are 15 places available on this course.
Materials not included. Additional cost approx. £5 – £10.
Materials list will be supplied in advance of your course.
Amy is a freelance embroiderer in the fashion industry. She worked as a Senior Embroiderer at the British Haute Couture fashion house Ralph & Russo for over four years and often freelances for fashion houses such Alexander McQueen and Erdem.
Amy Burt teaches Technical Hand Embroidery for the Royal School of Needlework’s Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Degree in Hand Embroidery, partnered with the University of Creative Arts, as well as teaching at the London Embroidery School.
During her Future Tutors studies at the RSN, Amy worked on ‘Magna Carta (An Embroidery),’ designed by Cornelia Parker, the Nicholas Oakwell Couture ostrich feathered gown for the GREAT Britain Campaign, the ‘Nude Series’ for NEO Pop Artist Philip Colbert and the ‘Whitewalker’ from HBO’s Game of Thrones.
In 2018, Amy’s Tapestry Shading embroidery of ‘The Young Stevie Nicks’ was chosen from over 20,000 entries to be displayed at the prestigious Royal Academy of Arts 250th Summer Exhibition curated by Grayson Perry RA. Amy’s work was shown with 1,350 works of art including pieces by Banksy, Tracy Emin and David Hockney. Her work was hung in the main ‘yellow’ gallery personally selected by Grayson Perry.