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Zinaida Kazban

Zinaida Kazban

United Kingdom

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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Zina's designs are impeccable and her classes are run with the utmost professionalism

Zinaida's 2022 Festival Workshops

Borage & Unicorn

Time Zone 2: 18-21 January

Time Zone 1: 21-23 January

The design is inspired by images from 16th century embroidery pattern books from the British museum. 

The unicorn is embroidered with flat silks using a distinct 17th century colour blending technique. Another historical shading method is used to create a beautiful colour flow in the borage and a scrolling pattern embellished with tiny flowers along the base of the design. A final touch of silver metal thread embroidery and embellishing with freshwater pearls are added to make the work truly special. 

Experience in metalwork or stitching with silk is not needed.

Practical information

Length: 3 or 4 days
Level: All levels

Class fee: £540 including kit

Kit Includes:
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

Techniques: 
Tapestry Shading, Elizabethan Seeding, Metalwork

Equipment requirements:
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.

Design size: 
14.5 x 15.5 cm (5¾ x 6¼ in)

Linen size: 
35 x 35 cm (14 x 14 in)

May 2022 Workshop

Zina will be offering a class during our May 2022 event. More details to follow soon!

Zinaida's Past Festival Workshops

Elizabethan Moth

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.