Lady Anne’s Needlework Festival · 4-17 July 2021

Jenny Adin-Christie​

Jenny Adin-Christie

United Kingdom

Jenny is a full-time freelance professional hand embroiderer, designer and tutor, renowned internationally for the intricate features, impeccable details and perfect finishing of her pieces. She specialises in historically inspired Metal Thread Embroidery, Stumpwork and Whitework. She trained on the Royal School of Needlework’s intensive Apprenticeship, graduating with distinction in 1999, and continuing to work at the RSN for 10 years, where she experienced work on a broad range of commissions of national significance.

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Jenny's designs are ingenious and her kits executed with incredible attention to detail. She never fails to amaze.

Jenny's Festival Workshops

Elizabethan Mitten & Gauntlet

5-9 July 2021

Create an Elizabethan-style child’s mitten with extravagantly embroidered gauntlet in Silkwork, Goldwork, and Stumpwork. Inspired by an early 16th Century pattern book in the Bodleian Library. Class time will concentrate on embroidering the gauntlet panel, the mitten to be constructed at home.

Please note that this workshop will take place outside of Appleby and will require use of the shuttle bus

Practical information

Length: 4 days
Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Class fee: £780
Kit: £285

Kit Includes:
Your kit includes all materials and needles required to complete the mitten/gauntlet, together with highly comprehensive illustrated instruction manual

Techniques:
Surface embroidery, mitten construction

Equipment required:
8 inch bound embroidery hoop, embroidery scissors, scissors for metal thread, small tray for beads/cutting metal threads, a fine awl, mellor, tweezers, screwdriver, fine pins, magnifier-light

Mitten size: 
23 x 15 x 1.5 cm (9 x 6 x ¼ in)

Stuart Thistle Etui

11-13 July 2021

Inspired by the ingenious embroidered etuis created by 17th century embroiderers, create a design to hold a thimble and miniature scissors, based on the form of the Scottish thistle. The base is embroidered using 17th Century Reticella-style needlelace techniques with the addition of silk and metal threads.

Please note that this workshop will take place outside of Appleby and will require use of the shuttle bus

Practical information

Length: 3 days
Level: 
Intermediate/Advanced

Class fee: £585
Kit: £195

Kit Includes:
Your kit includes all materials and needles required to work the embroidery and construct the etui, together with highly comprehensive illustrated instruction manual. Does not include scissors, thimble or hanging chain

Techniques: 
17th Century Reticella-style Needlelace techniques

Equipment required: 
8 inch bound embroidery hoop, embroidery scissors, scissors for metal thread, small tray for beads/ cutting metal threads, a fine awl, mellor, tweezers, screwdriver, fine pins, magnifier-light

Optional extras: 
Etui scissors: £32.00

Design size:
12 x 6 x 2.5 cm (5 x 2½ x 1 in)

Wordsworth Harp

15-16 July 2021

A miniature embroidered harp based on that in the collection of the Wordsworth Trust at Dove Cottage, in the English Lake District. This interpretation uses fine silks and metals to depict Wordsworth’s favoured flower the celandine. 

Constructed over a base of card and wood, the harp houses a specially-designed set of tapered needle strings. The class will concentrate on embroidery of the harp panels, whilst also discussing the techniques required for construction of the harp at home.

Please note that this workshop will take place outside of Appleby and will require use of the shuttle bus

Practical info

Length: 2 days
Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Class fee: £390
Kit: £285

Kit Includes:
Your kit includes all materials, pre-cut moulds and needles required to complete the embroidered panels and harp construction, together with illustrated instruction

Techniques: 
Surface embroidery mixed media and harp construction

Design size:
13 x 6 x 2 cm (5 x 2¼ x ¾ in)

Equipment required: 
8 inch hoop with stalk and barrel clamp or paddle, embroidery scissors, scissors for metal thread, small tray for beads/cutting metal threads, a fine awl, mellor, tweezers, screwdriver, fine pins, magnifier-light

Optional extras: 
Hand-blown glass dome with a wooden base: £186