Zina Kazban is a hand-embroidery designer and a tutor. She is a graduate of the Future Tutors programme at the Royal School of Needlework. She also had a professional fashion embroidery training at Ecole Lesage (Métiers d’Art CHANEL). Over the years Zina taught for the Crewel Work Company, RSN, London Embroidery School and privately in the UK as well as in the USA. Her designs were published in embroidery magazines including Classic Inspirations.
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US timezone: 2-4 May 2022 (4pm-10pm UK time)
Aus/NZ timezone: 5-7 May 2022 (7am-11am UK time)
The design is a replica of late 17th century floral purse from Phillipa Turnbull’s collection. It features a beautifully shaded large pansy with strawberries growing on its glistening silver branches under an intricate arch. The arch is supported by two raised pillars outlined with fine gold and covered by a lovely hillock with bouncy silk. Two mirrored pansies grow from the hillock with gorgeously shaded petals and leaves that ringed with fashionable 17th century scrolls.
The design is the exact size as the original purse. The embroidery is worked with silks, metal cords and purls in a distinctive historic way, and it includes such techniques as shading with silks, applying cords with invisible stitches, couching wrapped silk, and creating raised elements.
Length: 3 days
Class fee: £600 including kit
Silk fabric, silk threads, cotton á broder, metal cords and purls, spangles, and needles.
Surface embroidery, historic stitches with silk thread, metal cords and purls.
8 inch hoop on a Seat Frame base/floor frame/table clamp and embroidery scissors, beeswax.
11 cm x 7.4 cm (4 ¼” x 3”).
Time Zone 1: 21-23 January
Length: 3 or 4 days
Level: All levels
Class fee: £540 including kit
Linen fabric with an image on it, silk and cotton embroidery threads, chenille and metal threads, freshwater pearls, needles in a needlebook, beeswax, plus step-by-step kit instructions
Tapestry Shading, Elizabethan Seeding, Metalwork
10-inch bound embroidery ring frame on stalk with barrel clamp, paddle or floor frame, beeswax, ruler, embroidery scissors, scissors for metal thread, velvet board for cutting metal threads, screwdriver, and magnifier/light.
14.5 x 15.5 cm (5¾ x 6¼ in)
35 x 35 cm (14 x 14 in)
Originally offered as part of the May 2021 Festival. Soon to be made available as an online self-paced course.
The design is inspired by a 17th century embroidered panel that depicts flowers and insects in metalworked frames. The moth is stitched with beautiful flat silks using techniques from the Elizabethan period. It is placed inside a richly embellished goldwork frame worked with three different types of goldwork threads and tiny gilt spangles.
The design is a part of an Elizabethan series of classes which explore historic embroidery techniques and designs around the theme of stylised flowers and insects in various metalwork frames.