We are delighted to announce that online booking has now opened for our annual day course at the Royal School of Needlework next year, which this time is making fifth-scale Copes. Our tutor will be Heather Lewis, RSN graduate Apprentice, who is very kindly preparing this especially for us. Vestment-making does not feature on the RSN's regular schedule of classes (although some years ago it was possible to learn stole-making, but this has come to an end), and this particular course represents a unique opportunity to learn how to make one of the more exciting and challenging pieces of the traditional High Mass set.
The date is the 18th March 2023, and the course will run between 10am and 4pm. Tea and coffee are provided; you will need to bring a packed lunch, or you can visit one of Hampton Court Palace's cafes. The cost is £165 (there is a small supplement if you would prefer to use ecclesiastical brocade to make your Cope.) Places are strictly limited so don't delay in reserving your place.