Online Class: Box Making: Parisian Patisserie by Sarah de Rousset-Hall

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Box Making: Parisian Patisserie

Create a beautiful embroidered box!

In Box Making: Parisian Patisserie by Sarah de Rousset-Hall you will create a beautiful embroidered box, reminiscent of the beautiful boxes seen in the patisseries of Paris, containing all sorts of delicate treats.

The outside of the box is covered in an Eau de Nil coloured cotton, with embroidered monogram on the lid (you will be able to choose your letter) and Appliqued Nottingham lace around the top edge. The inside of the box is covered in a macaron print fabric, hinting at what you might find inside.

The course is split into three sessions comprising: Interior Box construction, The Exterior box construction and the Box Lid construction.

The techniques include: Trailing, Feathered Chain Stitch, how to accurately measure and cut card for box making, two methods for covering card, using curved needles and how to stitch together your box pieces.

Embroidered boxes as an art-form go back to at least the 17th Century, where making an embroidered box, or casket was part of a young ladies education in needlework, where the embroidery would be completed by the embroiderer and then sent off to a cabinet maker to turn into a box. Sadly, cabinet makers are harder to find these days, so embroiderers have adapted to making up the boxes themselves using fabric covered card, sewn together.

This class is suitable for all stitchers of all experience levels.

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More about Box Making: Parisian Patisserie

  • Class Details

    Design size: 5.7 inches x 2.4 inches x 2.6 inches
    Technique: Box Making
    Skill level: All Levels
    Registration dates: Registration opens October 5 and closes November 2, 2022.
    Number of lessons: 3
    Class Format: PDF Lessons + Videos
    Class schedule: The first lesson will be posted to this page on January 4 and the following lessons will be posted January 18 and February 1, 2023.
    Class cost: Class only: $40. Class + Full Kit: $140 shipping to US, Canada and International locations, $117 shipping to UK; $128 shipping to Europe. Class + Partial Kit: $115 shipping to US, Canada and International locations, $92 shipping to UK; $103 shipping to Europe.
    Supplies needed: Click here to see the list of supplies needed for the class.
    Prerequisites: None

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  • About teacher Sarah de Rousset-Hall

    Sarah de Rousset-Hall is a professional embroidery artist and teacher based in West Sussex in the United Kingdom.

    Sarah graduated from the Royal School of Needlework’s Future Tutor Programme in 2020, where over 3 years studying at Hampton Court Palace she learned a wide variety of embroidery techniques including Goldwork, Blackwork, Whitework, Crewelwork, Silk Shading, Canvaswork, Applique, Stumpwork and Box Making. She also spent time in the RSN’s commercial studio learning conservation and restoration techniques.

    Since graduating, Sarah has taught regularly for the Royal School of Needlework and elsewhere, both in person and online as well as working in the RSN Studio and taking on private commissions and art pieces. She also volunteers with the Broderers of St Paul’s Cathedral in London.

    In February 2022 Sarah exhibited three art pieces at The Worshipful Company of Broderers Exhibition: The Art of Embroidery at the Bankside Gallery in London. Her Blackwork portrait of David Bowie, worked during her training is also currently on display at the exhibition celebrating the 150th anniversary of the RSN at the Fashion and Textile Museum in London.

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