Jacobean Crewelwork was one of the earliest forms of surface stitching that used a range of stitches worked in Crewel Wool on linen. Designs are very fluid and lend themselves to using a wide range of stitches along with an element of shading. The technique it is very versatile and can be used for traditional and contemporary designs.
During this two day class you will be taken through the process of designing a piece of embroidery that fits within the perimeters of a true Jacobean Crewelwork design. The design process will start with balance and composition to get yourself a suitable design. Once you have a design you will learn how to use a colour wheel to choose your wools. Finally, you will be guided through how to plan which stitches to use and where, resulting in a stitch plan that you can use to work a piece of Jacobean Crewelwork that is individual to you. This complete process will give you confidence to continue designing for this technique.
The class kit will include everything you require to complete the project. You may like to bring your own embroidery scissors and you will be able to borrow ring frames, magnifiers and lights (if needed) on the day.
The class will run at The Traditional Textiles School, 17c Vyse Street, The Jewellery Quarter, Hockley, Birmingham. B18 6LE