For details of forthcoming workshops do have a look at our Workshops and Lectures page.
English Embroidery: Jacobean blackwork
Lynn Hulse and Nicola Jarvis, Blythe House & Maker Studio, V&A Museum
Thursday, 24 – Friday, 25 January 2019, 10.30-16.30
We will be returning to the Victoria and Albert Museum in January 2019 for another two-day course exploring objects from the textile collection at the renowned Clothworkers Centre, Blythe House. Taking inspiration from early seventeenth-century clothing accessories, embroider a panel or cushion cover decorated with scrolling flowers and leaves in the style of early seventeenth-century blackwork using silk thread on a linen ground, specially handwoven for the workshop by Roisin Aiston of the Ulster Folk Museum.
Booking will open through the V&A shortly.
Celtic Revival Embroidery
Booking has now opened for our five-day intensive Celtic Revival embroidery workshop at the prestigious Arts Club of Chicago
Sunday, 17 - Friday, 22 March 2019
The workshop takes as its inspiration the work of the Donegal Industrial Fund, a philanthropic organisation set up in 1883 to market Irish textiles through exhibitions and bazaars for the benefit of rural workers. The Fund was renowned for its production of a new kind of needlework known as ‘Kells embroidery’ in which the designs were adapted from early Irish manuscripts like the Book of Kells and Book of Durrow. Characteristic features of this style include interlace, knot work, spirals, crosses, key patterns, zoomorphics and plant forms.
Course attendees will have a choice of two stitch projects worked either on silk or Irish linen (cream, navy or green), specially woven for the project by one of Ulster’s three remaining linen mills:
Cost: $2,300 per person
To find out more about the course and to book a place, visit https://www.vcfinc.com/chicago.html
Celtic Revival tablecloth, late nineteenth century, detail. Private Collection.
Inspired by Paycocke’s
Lynn Hulse, School of Textiles, 14 Market Hill, Coggeshall, Essex CO6 1TS
Friday, 10 - Saturday, 11 May 2019, 10.00 – 16.30
Join Lynn for an authoritative introduction to historic stitch techniques. You will embroider an Elizabethan-style cushion cover inspired by the Tudor wool merchant’s house and garden at Paycocke’s (National Trust) in Coggeshall. Choose from one of two stitch techniques:
Suitable for beginners and intermediate stitchers
The workshop includes refreshments and a visit to Paycocke’s, see https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/paycockes-house-and-garden
Booking is now open through the School of Textiles: http://www.schooloftextiles.co.uk/inspired-by-paycocke’s-an-embroidery-workshop-with-lynn-hulse.html