We are happy to announce a series of weekly decorative hand embroidery workshops with embroidery artist Jung Byun. The workshops will be running every Friday from Friday 4th - Friday 25th March 2022. You are welcome to join each workshop or just the ones which stand out to you most. Each week you'll be embroidering a new motif while learning related technical skills.
Jung Byun will be having an open studio at our King's Road studio (224a King's Road, sw3 5UB) from 10.30 - 16.30, each Friday. You'll be able to see her work in person and ask any questions about her upcoming workshops.
Week 1 - Friday 4 March: Motif: Eucalyptus flower What you will learn: Hand embroidery technique introduction. How to draw your design, how to choose fabric, thread, needles and wool thread usage.
Week 2 - Friday 11 March: Motif: Jacobean flower What you will learn: Hand embroidery on your shirts or woven fabric. Crewelwork vs Jacobean style.
Week 3 - Friday 18 March: Motif: Lotus Leaf What you will learn: Meditative embroidery. How to Mix thread, how to apply beads and spangle
Week 4 - Friday 25 March: Motif: Hydrangea flower What you will learn: Satin stitches and filling in stitches. How to paint on fabric.
Who is Jung Byun?
Graduating from the RSN’s Future Tutors programme with distinction in 2019, Jung had previously graduated with a First Class Honours Degree in Clothing and Textiles in 1993 and spent several years working as a fashion trend forecaster, fashion reporter and organic clothing trader.
Being a passionate art lover and quilter, Jung decided to develop her interests further and embark on a second career as a teacher of Hand Embroidery.
Throughout her time at the RSN, she had a chance to collaborate with high-profile artists such as the renowned Neo Pop Artist Philip Colbert.
Her hand embroidery pieces have been exhibited at the RSN’s exhibitions and at the Knitting & Stitching shows. Her Appliqué piece of Hampton Court Palace was published in Made in Britain magazine and her silk shading animal piece “ Happy” was featured in Korean airline inflight magazine, MORNING CALM.
Recently, She received the prestigious worshipful company of borderer award from Hand & Lock annual international hand embroidery competition for her peacock hand mirror in November 2019.
Jung received a grant from British Korean society in 2020 for her research about Korean embroidery and contribution to a cultural exchange between the two countries.
From 2021 april, Jung’s peacock mirror (2019) and coronation goldwork piece is being exhibited in Aga Khan centre gallery as a part of ‘ making paradise’ exhibition.