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. 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 to Crewelwork. As a guide, you should already be able to work stem stitch, French knots and blanket/buttonhole stitch, which will not be taught on the workshop but are necessary for completion of the project.
Date(s) This workshop will be run again later in 2021. A kit with online tutorial is also planned for 2021. Please contact us to register your interest.
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 will be provided, but you may wish to bring your own 10" embroidery hoop if you have one. A seat frame is by far preferable for this project. Alternatively a clip frame which is large enough for the project, would be suitable. Clip frames can be borrowed for the day of the workshop if requested in advance. The linen twill provided will measure 15" x 15".
Cost £59 per person including all materials. (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 concentrate 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.