Learn how to embroider a traditional crewelwork design using fine crewel wools.
A variety of hand embroidery stitches will be covered. Students will learn how to stitch beautiful Jacobean-style motifs using a variety of hand embroidery stitches such as grid stitch, French knots, long and short, chain stitch and stem stitch.
Jacobean crewel work designs are based around stylised mythical plants, pods and animals. They are traditionally embroidered in crewel wool on linen twill fabric, these will be available on the course, but if you prefer a modern twist, other fabrics and threads can be used.
You can either work a design supplied by the teacher, or you can bring your own work along.
Clare Clensy trained as an apprentice for three years at The Royal School of Needlework, Hampton Court Palace. On completing her apprenticeship Clare returned to Wiltshire and established her own business Vine Embroidery. Vine Embroidery takes on a variety of individual commissions, including work for many of the Embroidery magazines. Restoration work on pieces such as antique samplers, christening robes, ecclesiastical pieces and family heirlooms are also undertaken. Clare also teaches, gives talks, produces her own range of embroidery kits and has had a book published - A Beginners Guide to Silk Shading.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
The residential fee includes tuition, full board and accommodation, plus travel and admission for field trips where applicable, unless stated otherwise.
The non-residential fee includes tuition, lunch, dinner and refreshments, plus travel and admission for field trips where applicable, unless stated otherwise.
Courses starting with dinner include an evening session which will run from approximately 8.30pm - 9.30pm. Most weekend and short courses include one free session each full day - this will either be after lunch or after dinner dependent on the course content. Daily sessions for weekend and short courses usually begin at 9.30am.