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Contemporary Jacobean Embroidery

Tutor Val Hancock (aka Tomlins) 

 Thu 18 and Fri 18 January 2019  10.00am to 3.30pm  

Venue 76 Queen St Concord West 
Fees Members $150    Non-Members $180
Fees due by  Thu 30 November 2018

Jacobean embroidery dates from the 17th C and the reign of James 1. It is a style of embroidery, rather than a technique. It features naturalistic motifs that followed on from those found earlier in Tudor and Elizabethan works. Their distinctive forms have continued to inspire designers through to William Morris and on to the present day.

The design, created especially for this workshop, is strongly influenced by historical images.  Jacobean  is traditionally worked in crewel wool, but not exclusively, and you will be using silk and cotton threads rather than wool. This creates a more delicate and contemporary look to the work. You will learn traditional laid-work stitches, along with padded satin stitch and silk shading in a bright, complementary colour scheme. 

You may choose own colours and will be assisted in adapting these to the design. 

Skill level: Intermediate to Advanced


Enrol in this Class
You can book a place in this class by
contacting the Embroiderers' Guild NSW.

Some classes will have an additional charge for kits - please enquire at the time of booking.

All class bookings are subject to the
Guild's Workshop Policy.