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 register interest for future workshops. This workshop will be available in kit form with a step-by-step video tutorial from April 2022. 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.
What you need to bring packed lunch face covering (voluntary when moving around the Hall) 10" embroidery hoop, both rings of which should be bound with white cotton tape or bias binding. A seat frame is recommended. (Everything else is provided, including needles & embroidery scissors. However you are welcome to bring your own sewing kit if you prefer).
Cost To be confirmed when workshop dates are published
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.