Lady Anne’s Needlework Festival · ONLINE 3-16 MAY 2021

Booking Closed

Jacqui Carey

Jacqui Carey

United Kingdom

As an art student Jacqui studied weaving, braid-making and, whilst unravelling the mysteries of Kumihimo, Japanese braiding, she discovered her passion for stitches. Jacqui was awarded The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship, then gained an MA with distinction for History of Textile & Dress at The Textile Conservation Centre, England. After a chance discovery of some obsolete stitches, her interest in analysing old textiles led her to 16th & 17th century English embroidery.

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Jacqui's forensic research and knowledge of Elizabethan embroidery is legendary.

Jacqui's Festival Workshops

Strawberry Purse

Available to stream 3rd May 2021 onwards

The tiny ʻstrawberryʼ purse in the Metropolitan Museum, the inspiration for this design, was originally described as crochet. Jacqui has revived the actual historic technique called ‘punto en aria’, which is an early form of needlelace, to create a replica.

The core content of this class will be pre-recorded. A live Zoom support session with Jacqui will be offered during, or shortly after the festival dates

Jacqui’s online sessions will become available for streaming from 3rd May onwards. You will then have up to one year to access the videos.

15 places available.

Practical information

Length: TBA
Level: All levels

Class price: £150
Kit Price: £130

Kit Includes: 
Metallic and silk threads, needles, full colour step-by-step instruction booklet.

An early form of 3D needlelace or punto in aria

Equipment required: Embroidery scissors for silk threads, embroidery scissors for metal threads

Design size: 8 x 8 cm (3¼ x 3¼ in)

Fabric size:
30 x 30 cm (12 x 12 in)