RSN Basic Goldwork – Assessment and Comments

RSN Basic Goldwork – Assessment and Comments

It seems a little bit strange writing about my final RSN Certificate piece being assessed! The whole piece was a bit of a blur – but here we have my assessment notes and reflections on my RSN Basic Goldwork piece!  RSN Basic Goldwork Assessment – the final...
RSN Goldwork Part Three – The Gold Koala appears!

RSN Goldwork Part Three – The Gold Koala appears!

In this final article about my RSN Basic gold work piece, you will finally meet Mr Gold Koala! We will also touch on the final techniques covered in this module – chipwork, cutwork and using pearl purl. The Gold Koala – Final Techniques required in RSN...
RSN Goldwork Part Two – Couching and Plunging

RSN Goldwork Part Two – Couching and Plunging

In our last look at the ‘gold koala’, we saw how to prepare our piece for adding the gold. Today, we will look at the techniques of couching and plunging various metallic threads. The koala has a lot of couching, and unfortunately, plunging, on him!...
RSN Goldwork Part One – Felt and String Padding

RSN Goldwork Part One – Felt and String Padding

In this first of three posts about my RSN Goldwork piece, we will look at the design chosen, and initial steps taken in working this piece. As with other embroidery techniques, there is an order to follow when working gold work. RSN Goldwork – and a gold koala!...

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