Lady Anne’s Needlework Festival · NOW ONLINE IN 2021!

Mandy Ewing​

Mandy Ewing

United Kingdom

Mandy completed her Royal School of Needlework Apprenticeship in 1995 then continued, firstly as a tutor and then as Studio manager, overseeing a wide variety of royal and other commissions, including the needlework on the then Kate Middleton’s wedding dress, two joint projects with Phillipa: creating a lectern fall for the 350 year anniversary of The Broderer’s Guild and an embroidered woolsack for the Golden Jubilee of HRH Queen Elizabeth II.

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Mandy's depth of knowledge and ability to teach technique to all levels of embroiderer is very impressive.

Mandy's Festival Workshops

Shakespeare's Elizabethan Acorns

5-6 July & 15-16 July 2021

Based on an unfinished 17th Century coif in Shakespeare’s Birthplace Trust collection, Mandy has used Elizabethan stitches to create the design using historically accurate techniques of Elizabethan embroidery using silks and silver gilt metal thread. Students will have a choice of colourways on this design.

Please note that this workshop will take place outside of Appleby and will require use of the shuttle bus.

Practical information

Length: 2 days
Level: Intermediate

Class fee: £390
Kit price: £120

Kit Includes:
DeVere silks, silver gilt metal thread, needles, organic even-weave linen, instructions

Techniques: 
Elizabethan Silk and Metal Thread stitches

Equipment required:
8 inches bound hoop, embroidery scissors

Design size:
10.5 x 12 cm (4 x 4½ in)

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

Shakespeare's Elizabethan Frog

8-9 July 2021

This beautiful little frog is based on a motif found on an unfinished Elizabethan Coif in the Shakespeare’s Birthplace Trust Collection. Mandy will teach you the historic stitches required to create your frog which, once finished, could be made up into a brooch or other adornment of your choosing.

Please note that this workshop will take place outside of Appleby and will require use of the shuttle bus.

Practical information

Length: 2 days
Level: Intermediate

Class fee: £390
Kit price: £95

Kit Includes:
DeVere silks, silver gilt metal thread, needles, organic even-weave linen, instructions

Techniques: 
Elizabethan Silk and Metal Thread stitches

Equipment required:
10 inches bound hoop, embroidery scissors

Design size:
20 x 13 cm (8 x 5 in)

Fabric size:
45 x 45 cm (15 x 15 in)

Shakespeare's Bird on a Branch

11-13 July 2021

Based on an unfinished 17th Century coif in Shakespeare’s Birthplace Trust collection, Mandy has used Elizabethan stitches to create the design using historically accurate techniques of Elizabethan embroidery using silks and silver gilt metal thread.

Please note that this workshop will take place outside of Appleby and will require use of the shuttle bus

Practical information

Length: 3 days
Level: Intermediate

Class fee: £585
Kit price: £120

Kit Includes:
DeVere silks, silver gilt metal thread, needles, organic antique cream even-weave linen, instructions

Techniques: 
Elizabethan Silk and Metal Thread stitches

Equipment required:
10 inches bound hoop, embroidery scissors

Design size:
10.5 x 12 cm (4 x 4½ in)

Linen size:
12 x 12 cm (20 x 20 in)