ONLINE An Introduction to Jacobean Crewelwork - Starts Fri 23rd June 2023 at 10am
BOOKINGS CLOSED. PLEASE ADD YOUR NAME TO THE WAITING LIST
If you wish to take part but are unable to attend the workshop demo live, please select the recording only option below.
All students will be given access to watch our video playback service for 60 days.
Fri 23rd June 10am - 11:30am
Fri 23rd June 2pm - 3:30pm
Fri 30th June 10am - 12pm
This LivePlus™ online workshop is suitable for beginners and improvers. There will be opportunities for students to stitch along during this workshop and so we would encourage students to have their materials to hand, ready to participate live during the class.
Crewelwork Embroidery is an ancient embroidery, dating back as far as the 11th century. The Bayeux Tapestry is one of the earliest surviving examples. Crewelwork continued to flourish throughout history and was refined and perfected during the reign of James 1st. This was known as the Jacobean period. Designs continue to evolve however, the exotic, stylized leaves, flowers, trees, birds, animals and insects of the Jacobean period continue to influence crewelwork today. With this in mind we invite you to indulge in a little ‘ME’ time and explore some Jacobean Crewelwork, a workshop for beginners.
Jacqueline, your embroidery tutor, was first taught Crewelwork as a child by her grandmother and then more recently with the Royal School of Needlework. In this workshop Jacqueline will introduce you to a range of outline, textural, filling and accent stitches most commonly used in Crewelwork today.
We have included a range of images below of Jacqueline’s own Crewelwork designs to give an overview of what can be achieved with some basic Crewelwork embroidery skills. In this beginners class, we will all work on the same design; however, you will have the opportunity to choose from various colourways if you purchase the accompanying kit (subject to availability).
Specific skills you will learn at the workshop
- An overview of Crewelwork materials and where to source them
- Prepping your hoop and setting your linen twill for Crewelwork embroidery
- Stitches for outlining
- Stitches for filling
- Stitches for texture
- Accent stitches
Equipment & materials list
Materials are not included in the course fee. All the materials and equipment you will need are listed below.
Jacqueline has collated a kit to accompany this class which is available to buy for £30 plus P&P. Details of how to purchase will be provided after booking. The kit will include 100% linen twill, 9 x Appletons crewel wools, embroidery needles, embroidery ring, and binding tape.
For that extra touch of uniqueness, students will be able to choose from a selection of colourways when ordering. Please explore the images below and think about the colour combinations that most appeal to you. (Subject to availability.)
For students wishing to source their own materials, you will need:
- 100% linen twill
- 9 crewel wools (Jacqueline recommends Appletons' crewel wools)
- Embroidery needles - Chenille sizes 20 & 22
- 8" embroidery hoop
- Cotton India binding tape
All students will also need a pair of embroidery scissors.
Links to suppliers
Appletons Wool Colours
Cross Stitch & Embroidery Supplies | Buy Online | LoveCrafts
All Ardington ONLINE classes and talks are accompanied by their own online blackboard. Helpful and easy to use, they enable students and tutors to share resources, ideas and photos with each other – just as you would in a classroom environment.
Jacqueline will offer personalised critique / feedback via the blackboard for any work uploaded by students within thirty days of the class ending. You will be sent the link to access your blackboard in the week before your class begins and will have access for at least sixty days after the class ends.
After the live session has finished on Zoom, we will share the link to view the recording on the blackboard. You can watch the recording as many times as you like for sixty days.
We suggest that you do not buy any specialist materials more than one week in advance as, occasionally, a class may be cancelled due to low enrolment.