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

Nicola Jarvis​

Nicola Jarvis

United Kingdom

Nicola Jarvis is well-known in the needlework community for her beautiful designs featuring animals, birds and flora. Nicola trained at the Royal School of Needlework before spending 10 years working in the British fashion industry as a sample embroiderer for many big high street brands.

Visit Nicola’s website and Instagram profile

Nicola has stunned our students with her imaginative, unique designs for over 6 years.

Nicola's Festival Workshops

Midsummer Pillowe

5-6 July 2021

An enchanting collection of Tudor-style butterfiles and moths fluttering across the surface of a beautiful cushion. Students will explore a range of stitch techniques, including Long and Short Shading, Satin Stitch and variations, Couching, Cut Work and Beading all worked on a cotton wrap satin ground with twisted cotton, silk and metal threads, beads and sequins

Practical information

Length: 2 days
Level: Intermediate/ Advanced

Class fee: £390
Kit: £120

Kit Includes:
A gift box, contents include ground fabric, needles, silk thread, metal threads, machine threads, beads, sequins and booklet.

Techniques: 
Surface Stitches, Silkwork, Metal work, and Beading

Equipment required: 
10 inch ring frame with barrel/seat/floor stand. It is vital for your frame to be ready bound

Design size:
18 x 26 cm (7 x 10 in)

Linen size:
35 cm² (14 in²)

Hilltop Queenie

8-9 July 2021

Best known for her enchanting childrens’ books, Beatrix Potter developed a passion for rearing livestock on her farms in later life, and became a well-respected breeder of Herdwick sheep.  With coarse coats and a sturdy physique, these hardy animals are suited to grazing the high fells and help to manage the fragile ecology of the landscape.

This modern crewel work project celebrates the legacy of Beatrix’s conservation work in the Lake District and embodies her love of animals and Lakeland flora.

Practical information

Length: 2 days
Level: Intermediate/
Advanced

Class fee: £390
Kit: £160

Kit Includes:
Crewel embroidery and Chenille needles, Herdwick wool, Appletons crewel wool, C21st Yarns stranded cotton, Chinese crystals, No.11 seed beads, Instruction booklet

Techniques:
Long & Short Shading, Satin Stitch and variations, Stem Stitch, French Knots, Beading

Equipment required: 
18 inch Evertite, slate, Siesta or rotating frame with a Lowery Stand

Design size: 
35 cm² (13¾ in²)

Linen size: 
48 x 40 cm (18¾ x 15¾ in)