96 TUTOR: Chrissie Juno Mann
Join your expert tutor for a week of heritage embroidery stitching. You will be creating a florid leaf design, inspired by the colours of autumn and incorporating Jacobean Crewelwork with a selection of Goldwork stitches. The delicate Goldwork stitches you will learn were used in Elizabethan times and work wonderfully when combined with traditional crewelwork stitches of the same period. This course is suitable for a confident beginner and all other levels.
Day 1. Introduction to Jacobean Crewelwork & Goldwork
We will start with a short introduced to the style of Jacobean Crewelwork & Elizabethan Goldwork, before learning the order of work and starting to stitch.
Day 2. Jacobean Crewelwork
We will work through a variety of stitches including Trellis Stitch, Fly Stitch, Satin Stitch and Coral Stitch.
Day 3. Elizabethan Goldwork
Today we will introduce the Goldwork element to the design and learn how to handle the various gold threads.
Day 4. Jacobean Crewelwork & Goldwork
We will continue with some of the Crewelwork stitches to complete this element of the design as well as the Goldwork stitches.
Day 5. Cutwork
Finally, we will learn how to lay Goldwork Cutwork before completing any loose ends and securing the Goldwork threads on the back of the work.
*A 'visualiser' aid will be used during this course to enable students to remain seated whilst also being able to follow along stitching with the tutor.*
RSN Essential Stitch Guide, Jacobean Crewelwork, Jacqui McDonald
RSN Essential Stitch Guide, Goldwork, Helen McCook,
The Embroidery Stitch Bible, Betty Barnden
Based in the heart of the New Forest, Chrissie has been stitching since she was a child. As an adult she trained at the Royal School of Needlework (RSN), Hampton Court Palace as a specialist in the art of hand embroidery. Chrissie works as a tutor for the RSN at various locations across the UK. However, primarily she works as a freelance embroiderer and tutor all over the country running independent workshops and holidays for a variety of organisations. Chrissie likes to develop her own body of work and she recently won the category for Raised Embroidery in an Internationally Prestigious competition, run in conjunction with Inspirations Magazine and Beating Around the Bush convention 2018. Her aim is to encourage the art of hand embroidery making it accessible to all, whilst capturing nature and the beauty of the world around us with thread.
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All courses run for 5 days
WK 1 11 Jul - 15 Jul
WK 2 18 Jul - 22 Jul
WK 3 25 Jul - 29 Jul
WK 4 1 Aug - 5 Aug
9.15AM to 12.15PM
1.45PM to 4.30PM
All Day Courses
9.15AM to 4.30PM