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Introduction to Whitework

Whitework is a traditional hand embroidery technique that features white thread on a white background. Often used on bridal and christening gowns, Whitework has a timeless elegance and requires a range of skills.

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Join Royal School of Needlework Tutor Auburn Lucas for this Introduction to Whitework course and learn how to stitch an exquisite bee and honeycomb design using this traditional hand embroidery technique. In this course you will learn a variety of hand embroidery stitches including six different pulled and drawn thread techniques, stem stitch, split stitch, satin stitch, couching, trailing and eyelets. Auburn will show you everything you need to know to get started with Whitework embroidery in this exclusive online course. The kit that accompanies the course includes all the materials you need to create the embroidery with Auburn. During the course you'll learn all about Whitework as well as get lots of Royal School of Needlework tips to ensure a professional finish.

Please note that the course videos show Auburn stitching in blue thread for greater clarity in the demonstrations, but the kit is supplied with white threads.

Lesson breakdown:

  • Introduction
  • Meet Your Tutor
  • Overview and Materials
  • Transferring the Design
  • Securing the Borders
  • Pulled Thread Technique (wave stitch)
  • Pulled Thread Variations (honeycomb stitch and cable stitch)
  • Drawn Thread Technique (twisted bars)
  • Drawn Thread Variations (hem stitch, knotted bars)
  • Stem Stitching Borders
  • Eyelets
  • Satin Stitching the Bee
  • Couching the Legs
  • Trailing
  • Final Details

Course includes:

  • Discussion Board & Gallery: Interact with other learners in the course by asking questions, expressing your thoughts and inspirations, and sharing images of your work.
  • Notes: Keep personal notes to help you with your work and the course content.
  • Interactive Activities: Test your knowledge of the material you have covered.
  • Video Lesson Running Time: 182 minutes. The videos in this course are available for you to watch via online streaming.

Kit includes:

  • 36-count Edinburgh linen fabric
  • Stranded cotton, coton a broder and tanne threads
  • Tapestry, embroidery and chenille needles
  • Stiletto tool
  • Water-erasable pen

You will also need:

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SKU 2007879
Author/Speaker/Editor Auburn Lucas
Product Type Course + Kit
  1. Excellent way to learn a technique review by Kim S. on 4/13/2019

    A very enjoyable class with the advantage of written and video learning. Anyone unable to get to a class will still get excellent tuition. Mine is finished and framed and I would do another class in the future.

  2. Hi from USA review by Nancy P. on 2/22/2019

    Just received my course and I'm enjoying browsing the videos. Next best thing short of attending in person, someday maybe!

  3. Great online class review by Annetta on 2/18/2019

    I love this Whitework Embroidery online class. The teacher, Auburn Lucas, is wonderful. She explains everything in great detail making the class so much fun and enjoyable. I hope she’ll offer another online whitework class in the future. I actually think doing the online class is so much better than an actual classroom class. It’s so helpful to be able to review the instructions as much as I want and have the ability to zoom in when I need to. I look forward to taking more online classes as they become available.

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