Auburn Claire Lucas
Spring | 2016

Auburn graduated from the Future Tutor program at the Royal School of Needlework in 2017 with distinction. Since graduating Auburn has begun teaching on the RSN Certifacte and Diploma course at Hampton Court Palace and The Williamsburg School of Needlework. She has also taught a number of short courses for RSN and the London Embroidery School, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London and The British Library.

Throughout her time with the RSN she has worked on numerous high-profile collaborations such as with Burberry's 'Maker's House', in partnership with the New Craftsmen, Nicholas Oakwell Couture's feather gown for the GREAT Britain Campaign and renowned artist Cornela Parker's 'Magna Carta (An Embroidery)'. During her studies Auburn won a number of awards such as Student of the year in 2016 and the Rachel McGowan Teaching award in 2017.

Prior to her studies at the RSN, Auburn accomplished a First Class Degree in Historical Costume for Film and Theatre. She also completed an Apprenticeship with a Savile Row Tailor, where she still works, alongside working as a freelance costumier.

Some of Auburn’s work can be seen in Stumpwork Embroidery: Techniques and projects Paperback (2017) and RSN: Applique: Techniques, Projects and Pure Inspiration (Royal School of Needlework Guides 2016).


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