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

Zinaida Kazban

Zinaida Kazban

United Kingdom

Zinaida is a graduate of the Future Tutors programme at the Royal School of Needlework, which she completed with a distinction in 2018. In addition, Zinaida finished professional fashion embroidery training in the Ecole Lesage (Métiers d’Art CHANEL) in 2019. She regularly teaches at the RSN and the London Embroidery School in the UK and USA. As well as undertaking private commissions, Zinaida also works in the RSN commercial studio.

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

Zinaida's Festival Workshops

Elizabethan Rose

11-13 July 2021

‘Elizabethan Rose’ design incorporates historical Stumpwork and Goldwork techniques and includes a variety of different stitches commonly used in the 17th century. During this class, students will learn how to create Needlelace stitches that are done punto in aria to create raised flower petals; Satin Stitches shaded with lovely silks to create patterns; Couching with various metal and gimp threads to make beautiful textures which play in the light to give a Royal lustre to the embroidery; also applying purls, spangles and freshwater pearls – materials that were often used in the needlework education of young girls. Experience in Stumpwork or Goldwork is not needed.

Practical information

Length: 3 days
Level: All levels

Class fee: £585
Kit price: £130

Kit Includes: 
Linen fabric with an image on it, a variety of goldwork threads, silk and cotton embroidery threads, gimp, spangles, freshwater pearls, needles in a needlebook, beeswax, plus step-by-step kit instructions

Techniques: 
Laid & Couched Work, Goldwork, Historical Stumpwork

Equipment required: 
10 and 6 inch bound wooden frames on stalk with barrel clamp, paddle or floor frame, 30cm plastic ruler, embroidery scissors, scissors suitable for Goldwork threads, thimble. You can also bring a mellor if you have one. 

Design size: 
16.5 x 14.5 cm (6½ x 5¾ in)

Linen size: 
33 x 33 cm (13¼ x 13¼ in)

Borage & Unicorn

15-16 July 2021

During this class students will learn how to create the distinct silk shading technique used to create the lustrous animal skin, a feature of embroidery from this time. They will also learn the unique shading methods used to create the beautiful colour flow in the borage and the scrolling pattern embellished with tiny flowers along the base of the design. Finally a final touch of silver metal thread embroidery and embellishing with freshwater pearls are added to make the work truly special. Experience in silk shading or metalwork is not needed

Practical information

Length: 2 days
Level: All levels

Class fee: £390
Kit price: £110

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 and 6 inch bound wooden frames on stalk with barrel clamp, paddle or floor frame, 30cm plastic ruler, embroidery scissors, scissors suitable for goldwork threads and thimble. You can also bring a mellor if you have one

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

Linen size: 
35 x 35 cm (14 x 14 in)