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.  

Cost: £184.00 per person

Booking is now open through the V&A:


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:

  • Working in silk and metal threads on a fine linen ground you will use a variety of surface stitches, including long & short, satin, stem and split, French knot, couching and plaited braid stitch;


  • Working in wools on a handwoven linen ground you will use a variety of canvas work stitches, including tent and ‘Elizabethan ground’ stitch.

Suitable for beginners and intermediate stitchers

Cost: £150.00

The workshop includes refreshments and a visit to Paycocke’s, see

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