A winning design for Aardman Animations much-loved character 'Shaun the Sheep' has been created by Royal School of Needlework Future Tutor, Deborah Wilding.
Deborah's fabulous sheep called Ruffles is based on blackwork embroidery and can currently be seen at Hampton Court Palace where the Royal School of Needlework (RSN) is based.
Visitors can see Ruffles near the palace's Tiltyard Café. While at Hampton Court Palace the embroidery will be fitted with his very own fabric collar and ankle ruffles which will be hand embroidered by the RSN using traditional blackwork embroidery designs.
This design is one of 50 sculptures of Aardman Animations' Shaun the Sheep that were on display in London earlier this year as part of Shaun in the City, a charity sculpture trail organised by Wallace & Gromit's Children's Charity. During the trail Ruffles was located at Devonshire Square in London, who also sponsored the sculpture.
Visitors can discover more about hand embroidery and RSN courses at its annual Summer Exhibition from Tuesday 30th June to Sunday 5th July 2015 (10am to 5pm) during the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show week. Entrance to the exhibition is free and takes place in the RSN Embroidery Studio on the Hampton Court Palace's East Front.
For further infomation, www.royal-needlework.org.uk
Posted: 23 June 2015
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