Traditional hand embroidery: Jacobean crewel work animals

Duration: One day (10-4)

Price: £60

Run by: Amy
at Lincoln Castle

01522 552434

Lincoln Castle
Castle Square

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About the Course

Traditional hand embroidery workshop at the Heritage Skills Centre at Lincoln Castle.

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.

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.

This course is suitable those over the age of 16. Please wear comfortable casual clothes with closed toe shoes.

The Heritage Skills Centre at Lincoln Castle has been offering hands on experience and training since 2013. See our website to browse the wide range of taster days, short courses and demonstrations in craft, conservation and traditional building skills.

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What's included in the price?

All tools and materials are included. Refreshments are provided.

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