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

Phillipa Turnbull​

Phillipa Turnbull

United Kingdom

Your co-host and organiser for this event, Phillipa Turnbull is also an experienced embroidery designer, tutor and lecturer. She has been producing beautiful embroidery kits and running historic needlework tours and retreats for over 20 years. Her designs are based on or replicas of the original crewel work she finds in museums, British castles and country houses which she has spent her career researching.

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The life and soul of the festival, Phillipa gives everything to her events and classes. Join her for a seriously fun and confidence-boosting class.

Phillipa's Festival Workshops

Jacobean Leaf

8-9 July 2021

A masterclass in traditional ‘Jacobean’ Crewel Work stitches and techniques, this leaf design is based on stitches studied on late 17th Century crewel work in British museums and castles.

Students are also welcome to bring any Crewel Work Company design to this class.

Practical information

Length: 2 days
Level: Beginner

Class fee: £390
Kit price: £50

Kit Includes: 
Ground fabric of ‘Z’ twist Jacobean line twill, Appletons crewel wools, 4 x needles, stitch instruction booklet, stitch chart and ‘The Essential Guide to Crewel Work’ booklet

Design size: 30 x 30 cm (12 x 12 in)

Equipment required:
8 inch ring frame with barrel clamp or paddle, embroidery scissors

Techniques: 
Laid & Couched Work, Long & Short ‘soft shading,’ Stem Stitch, French Knots

Christmas Stocking

15-16 July 2021

An amalgamation of a stag on a 17th Century bed pelmet in a private needlework collection and squared filling created from lines of Crewel Stem Stitch, this design uses stitches and techniques from the mid- as well as the late-17th/early-18th Century, at the end of Lady Anne Clifford’s lifetime. Its use on a Victorian style Christmas stocking brings influences from three historic eras. The little dogs playing and the name are optional extra and can be added at the request of each student before the festival begins.

There will  be a choice of 3 stocking designs: Wemyss Stag, Rollicking Rabbits and Magical Unicorn. 

Practical information

Length: 2 days
Level: All levels

Class fee: £390
Kit: £90

Kit Includes: 
Ground fabric of ‘Z’ twist Jacobean line twill, Appletons crewel wools, 4 x needles, stitch instruction booklet, stitch chart and ‘The Essential Guide to Crewel Work’ booklet.

Design size: 
30 x 30 cm (12 x 12 in)

 

Equipment required:
8 inch ring frame with barrel clamp or seat frame, embroidery scissors

Techniques: 
Long & Short ‘soft shading’, French Knots, Laid & Couched Work, Seeding Stitch