Jacobean Crewelwork with Gold: Elizabethan Autumn Leaf

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.

4 PM
PM course

Course Notes

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.*

Recommended Reading:

RSN Essential Stitch Guide, Jacobean Crewelwork, Jacqui McDonald

RSN Essential Stitch Guide, Goldwork, Helen McCook,

The Embroidery Stitch Bible, Betty Barnden

Course Tutor

Chrissie Juno Mann

About Chrissie


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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