Jacobean Crewelwork Tree of Life Worked on pure linen twill with Appleton crewel wools, this design by Cathy was inspired by the tradition of Jacobean embroidery, with a contemporary addition of seed beads and gold thread. The embroidery itself measures c. 8" x 8" and is worked and shown in a 10" embroidery hoop (not included). The embroidery is worked on a piece of linen twill 15" x 15"
Suitability - Intermediate Suitable for anyone with some experience of stitching. It is not suitable for complete beginners. As a guide, you should already be able to work stem stitch, French knots and blanket/buttonhole stitch. However, please note that a link to step by step YouTube video tutorial covering all the stitches is included in the price.
Date(s) Please contact us to register interest for future dates Times 10.00 am. to 4.00 pm. with 45 minutes for lunch Arrival:- from 9.30 am.Contact Us
Location Alstonefield Memorial Hall (The Village Hall) Postcode for Satnav - DE6 2FR Click for Directions
Refreshments Tea & coffee is provided throughout the day, with home baking. Please bring your own packed lunch.
What you need to bring .All materials and equipment are normally provided, however during the Covid-19 pandemic, you should bring your own sewing kit and you will need to bring your own 10" embroidery hoop. A seat frame is by far preferable for this project. The linen twill provided will measure 15" x 15". If you have your own water erasable pen, please bring that along with you, otherwise there will be some available to borrow on the day.
Cost £59 per person including all materials and a step by step YouTube tutorial. (the embroidery hoop is not included in the price).
About the Workshop The design will be pre-traced onto your linen twill. On the workshop, we will start with close blanket stitch and Jacobean couching and then work on the less well-known stitches, including heavy chain, cretan and burden stitch. It is not possible to complete the stitching for this project in one day, however you will learn the stitches that are not familiar to you and will be given full guidance and instructions as to how to complete the project at home, as well as a link to a step-by-step YouTube tutorial.