Lady Anne’s Needlework Festival · ONLINE 3-16 MAY 2021
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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Aus Time Zone: 14-16 May
UK Time Zone: 9-11 May
US Time Zone: 3-5 May – SOLD OUT
This design features classic crewel work stitches and techniques of the mid 18th Century, when the original embroideries were created.
Burghley House was built for Sir William Cecil, later 1st Baron Burghley, who was Lord High Treasurer to Queen Elizabeth I of England, between 1555 and 1587, and modelled on the privy lodgings of Richmond Palace. Since 1961, it has been owned by a charitable trust established by the family, who have given Phillipa permission to use this design for our workshop. A percentage of the sale of each kit will donate towards the upkeep of the textile collection at Burghley house.
Length: 3 days
Class fee (including kit): £540
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: 33 x 39.5cm (13 x 15 1/2in)
8 inch ring frame with barrel clamp or paddle, embroidery scissors
Techniques: Bayeaux, Satin, Back Stitch, Long and Short as ‘soft shading’, Crewel Stem, French Knots
UK Time Zone: 12-13 May
US Time Zone: 6-7 May
This beautiful design is taken from a bed cover which, to this day, is still in its original place on a Jacobean four-poster bed in Muncaster Castle, in the English Lake District. It is early 18th Century, from the reign of Queen Anne, and features spot motifs typical of this era.
The stitches are classic British crewel embroidery, worked to a sophisticated and professional standard, combining advanced ‘Long and Short’ soft shading stitches worked with movement and subtle shading in rich colours.
Length: 2 days
Level: All levels
Class fee (including kit): £370
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.
25.5 x 17 cm (10 x 6 1/2 in.)
8 inch ring frame with barrel clamp or seat frame, embroidery scissors
Long & Short ‘soft shading’, French Knots, Split Stitch, Rope Stitch