Traditional Hand Embroidery: Jacobean Crewelwork Animals

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Saturday 21 October

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Learn the basics of the crewelwork technique as we explore historical Jacobean design. 

Taking a close look at animals depicted in historical Jacobean crewelwork, we will look at the styles and stitches used to represent them, then have a go at our own animal inspired design.

Suitable for those new to the crewelwork technique and/or those interested in historical Jacobean crewelwork design.


Design for the 21st October

Tutor: Sarah Homfray

Award-winning embroiderer, artist and author Sarah became interested in hand embroidery much later in life. She was awarded a place on a prestigious three year Royal School of Needlework Apprenticeship programme, going on to achieve a Diploma in Fine Art at the Cyprus College of Art and gain a Certificate in Education from the University of Greenwich and North Kent College. 

Sarah is the author of "The Royal School of Needlework - Essential Stitch Guide to Silk Shading," and contributor to 'Embroidery: A Maker's Guide" for the V&A Museum. She was part of the team of embroiderers that worked on The Duchess of Cambridge's wedding dress in 2011 and made the replica Standard of the 105th Regiment for the Battle of Waterloo commemorations in 2015.