Gold Work Embroidery 

Friday, 31 August – Saturday, 1st September 2018, 10.00 -16.30

Lynn Hulse and Nicola Jarvis, The Harley Gallery Education Room, Welbeck Abbey, near Worksop

Inspired by a highly ornamented mid-eighteenth-century silver gilt candelabra in the Portland Collection, this two-day class will focus on the creation of a snail and bumble bee crawling on an ivy stem, all worked in gold work techniques. Students will be guided in working felt and string padding over which various gilt threads, gilt bright check and smooth purls will be stitched. Additional sparkling effects will be added with gilt chips and spangles.  

Price: £200 including materials, refreshments (morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea) and a walk and talk with Curator Gareth Hughes

BOOKING HAS NOW OPENED FOR THIS WORKSHOP. TO BOOK (on booking please state dietary requirements), telephone: 01909 501700 OR email:

Only 1 place left on this workshop so book now to avoid disappointment!

The Harley Gallery, The Portland Collection.


Celtic Revival Embroidery

Lynn Hulse and Nicola Jarvis, Education Department, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Following the success of our four-year raised work casket project, The Needles Excellency, Ornamental Embroidery tutors Lynn Hulse and Nicola Jarvis have been invited back to the Ashmolean Museum to run a three-year course inspired by the revival of interest in Celtic art and traditional crafts in nineteenth-century Britain and Ireland. Working on Irish linen, students will embroider clothing, accessories or domestic furnishings in a variety of threads and stitches using Celtic designs.


Stop press: Ornamental Embroidery will be running a six-day intensive Celtic Revival embroidery workshop in Chicago in March 2019 for our American students. Details will be posted later this year.

Celtic Revival bedspread, attributed to Iona Celtic Art, late nineteenth century, detail. Private Collection.