Events

  • RHS Wisley - 'Abigail's Oak Tree', Jacobean Crewelwork
    RHS Garden Wisley
    Nov 10, 2020, 10:30 AM – Nov 11, 2020, 4:00 PM
    RHS Garden Wisley, Wisley Ln, Wisley, Woking GU23 6QB, UK
    Join me for two days of hand embroidery with this beautiful oak tree inspired by Abigail Pett's Tudor bed-hangings exhibited at the V&A museum. This piece is perfect for someone wishing to learn crewelwork stitches, especially fill-in stitches, as they add depth and texture to the piece.
  • RHS Rosemoor 'Espalier Tree - Pear', Stumpwork
    RHS Garden Rosemoor
    Nov 07, 2020, 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM
    RHS Garden Rosemoor, RHS Garden Rosemoor, Torrington EX38 8PH, UK
    RHS Rosemoor grows some wonderful fruits in the vegetable garden and this design captures the beauty of the espalier tree. Worked in a variety of techniques including raised work, ribbon work and with a touch of gold, this design is a great way to learn new skills.
  • Ashdown Park Hotel - Needlework Tour & Cruises
    Ashdown Park Hotel & Country Club
    Sep 15, 2020, 10:00 AM – Sep 16, 2020, 4:00 PM
    Ashdown Park Hotel & Country Club, Wych Cross, Forest Row, East Grinstead RH18 5JR, UK
    Join me at Ashdown Park Hotel with the Australian Needlework Tour & Cruises trip to England with their "Queen to Queen embroidery workshop of England and Wales". I will teach a Jacobean inspired design of a charming hedgehog and plant life in the luxurious and historical setting of Ashdown Park.
  • Ashdown Park Hotel - Needlework Tour & Cruises
    Ashdown Park Hotel & Country Club
    Sep 08, 2020, 10:00 AM – Sep 09, 2020, 4:00 PM
    Ashdown Park Hotel & Country Club, Wych Cross, Forest Row, East Grinstead RH18 5JR, UK
    Join me at Ashdown Park Hotel with the Australian Needlework Tour & Cruises trip to England with their "Queen to Queen embroidery workshop of England and Wales". I will teach a Jacobean inspired design of a charming hedgehog and plant life in the luxurious and historical setting of Ashdown Park.
  • Marlborough College, Summer School - 'Elizabethan Autumn Leaf'
    Marlborough College
    Aug 03, 2020, 10:00 AM – Aug 07, 2020, 4:00 PM
    Marlborough College, Bath Rd, Marlborough SN8 1PA, UK
    Join me at Marlborough College's for a week of afternoon stitching and fun. This piece inspired by Elizabethan stitches is a combination of Jacobean Crewelwork and Goldwork, including a cutwork central stamen. The college offers a host of activities that are included in the price of the course.
  • RSN Summer School, Lexington - USA
    Lexington
    Jul 13, 2020, 10:00 AM – Jul 24, 2020, 4:00 PM
    Lexington, Lexington, KY, USA
    I will be teaching in the Lexington, America over the summer with the Royal School of Needlework and their American Summer School. I will be teaching my 'Summer Strawberries' and 'Abigail's Oak Tree'. It will be a lot of fun, so see you in the summer!
  • Jane Austin House Museum - 'Regency Buttons' - Stumpwork
    Jane Austen's House Museum
    Jun 24, 2020, 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM
    Jane Austen's House Museum, Winchester Rd, Chawton, Alton GU34 1SD, UK
    As part of Alton's Regency Week, you can join me to learn how to stitch these adorable buttons inspired by the recently named 'Chawton House' Rose. You will spend the morning stitching a button and in the afternoon you will be given a talk about embroidery within the Jane Austin novel. Perfect day!
  • RSN Hampton Court Palace - 'Ladybird Tree', Jacobean Crewelwork
    RSN - Hampton Court Palace
    Jun 20, 2020, 10:00 AM – Jun 21, 2020, 4:00 PM
    RSN - Hampton Court Palace, Molesey, East Molesey KT8 9AU, UK
    Join me for a weekend of embroidery with this delightful 'Ladybird Tree'. This piece combines Jacobean Crewelwork with Goldwork. You will produce a lovely little ladybird as well as an assortment of flowers and foliage using a range of stitches. It will be a fun packed weekend of stitch!
  • RHS Hyde Hall - 'Flower in a Vase', Jacobean Crewelwork
    RHS Garden Hyde Hall
    May 27, 2020, 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM
    RHS Garden Hyde Hall, Creephedge Ln, Chelmsford CM3 8ET, UK
    The 'Flower in a Vase' design was inspired by the embroidery on an 18th-century pocket. The simple stylised flowers and the symmetry of design create an appealing image that is bright, pretty and great fun to stitch. This piece includes a range of stitches and is suitable for all levels.
  • RHS Rosemoor - 'Flower in a Vase', Jacobean Crewelwork
    RHS Garden Rosemoor
    May 22, 2020, 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM
    RHS Garden Rosemoor, RHS Garden Rosemoor, Torrington EX38 8PH, UK
    The 'Flower in a Vase' design was inspired by the embroidery on an 18th-century pocket. The simple stylised flowers and the symmetry of design create an appealing image that is bright, pretty and great fun to stitch. This piece includes a range of stitches and is suitable for any level.
  • Parham House & Gardens - 'Wild Rose', Silk Shading & Goldwork
    Parham House & Gardens
    May 12, 2020, 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM
    Parham House & Gardens, Parham Park, Pulborough RH20 4HS, UK
    Inspired by the rose garden at Parham House, this pretty stylised design of a 'Wild Rose' is worked using the technique of Silk Shading and embellished with goldwork threads. The warm grey of the linen represents the stone walls and paths that are the backdrop for the rose garden at Parham.
  • Dartington College - 'Summer Strawberries', Stumpwork
    Dartington Arts
    May 02, 2020, 10:00 AM – May 03, 2020, 4:00 PM
    Dartington Arts, Dartington Arts, Dartington Hall, Totnes TQ13 6EL, UK
    Join me for a weekend at the wonderful Dartington College, in South Devon to learn how to embroider this delightful group of 'summer strawberries'. You will learn a variety of stitches including picots, padded work and a touch of goldwork. A wonderful weekend awaits!
  • RSN Bristol - 'Espalier Tree - Apple', Stumpwork
    RSN Bristol, Kingswood Estate
    Apr 26, 2020, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    RSN Bristol, Kingswood Estate, Britannia Rd, Bristol BS15 8DB, UK
    Come and join me for a day of hand embroidery stitching this charming 'Espalier Tree - Apple'. The design is inspired by all the Espalier Trees at Hampton Court Palace in the Kings vegetable gardens. It is worked with a variety of techniques, including ribbon stitch and silk wrapped beads.
  • Sir. Harold Hillier's Gardens - 'Summer Strawberries', Stumpwork
    Sir Harold Hillier Gardens
    Apr 11, 2020, 10:00 AM – Apr 12, 2020, 4:00 PM
    Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Jermyns Ln, Ampfield, Romsey SO51 0QA, UK
    Join me for the weekend and learn how to embroider this delightful group of 'summer strawberries'. You will learn a variety of stitches including picots, padded work and a touch of goldwork. A wonderful weekend awaits!
  • Sir. Harold Hillier's Gardens 'Spotted Mountain Leopard' - Jacobean Crewelwork
    Sir Harold Hillier Gardens
    Feb 15, 2020, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Jermyns Ln, Ampfield, Romsey SO51 0QA, UK
    Join me to stitch this lovely Leopard design inspired by the textiles that came over from India in the 1700's. Leopard's were housed in the Tower of London in the 13th century, but this Leopard is more at home in the mountains. Stitched in a variety of stitches, this is a fun piece to work on.
  • RHS Wisley - 'Scandinavian Love Bird' - Goldwork
    RHS Garden Wisley
    Feb 14, 2020, 10:30 AM – 4:00 PM
    RHS Garden Wisley, Wisley Ln, Wisley, Woking GU23 6QB, UK
    Join me for this charming Scandinavian inspired design with 'Valentine Day' appeal. The little love bird is packed full of Goldwork techniques including a mixture of gold threads and stranded cotton, various Pearl Purl techniques and some beading and copper chipping.

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