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

Booking Closed

Sarah Thursfield​

Sarah Thursfield

United Kingdom

Sarah can’t remember learning to sew – she absorbed the basics from family members by making dolls’ clothes and toys. Sarah studied for her City and Guilds Fashion (Parts I & II) in the early 1980s and started making clothing for re-enactment. It was here that she discovered her passion for reproducing historic garments. Sarah’s hand sewing is among the best in the business and as a pattern cutter, she can reproduce the essential shapes of any era. Sarah’s book “The Medieval Tailor’s Assistant” is a world best-seller in its subject.

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Sarah's knowledge of costume is phenomenal. Being in her presence is like stepping back in time.

Sarah's Online Classes

Samplers with Seams

Available to stream 3rd May 2021 onwards

Students will work samples of their choice of plain and decorative seams as used on linen garments – shirts, shifts, coifs and other accessories – in the 16th and 17th Century.

This class will be pre-recorded and will include one live Zoom support session with the tutor, which will take place during the festival. Full details of course content will be available soon.

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

20 places available

Practical information

Level: All levels

Class Price: £120
Kit price: £65

Kit Includes:
Remnants of linens and a selection of threads; illustrated instructions for all techniques

Felling, Oversewing and Backstitch, Pulled-thread bands, Insertion Stitches and simple Needlelace

Equipment required: