Jenny Adin-Christie is an RSN Tutor that has taught across the full spectrum of courses offered by the RSN both in the UK and the United States, specialising in the fields of Whitework, Metal Thread and Stumpwork. She also tutors the RSN Advanced Diploma in Fine Whitework and on the RSN Degree Programme.
On graduating from the RSN Apprenticeship with distinction in 1999, Jenny continued as a full time member of the RSN Studio team and teaching staff for a further 10 years, whilst simultaneously developing her own independent embroidery business creating bespoke kits and tutoring. Whilst at the RSN, she became Assistant to the Head of Studio and a Studio Project Manager, playing a key role in a broad range of major commissions. This included creating embroidered monograms for Sir Paul McCartney’s classical album Ecce Cor Meum, and designing and project managing the new All Seasons and Lenten Altar Frontals for Canterbury Cathedral. She also specialised in the treatment of Whitework items and wedding veils, and thus played a key role in the creation of the lace for the famed wedding dress for HRH The Duchess of Cambridge.
Jenny now works full time as a freelance professional embroiderer from her home studio in Surrey, whilst continuing to teach for the RSN. She produces and sells her own range of specialist embroidery kits, works to commission and teaches around the UK and abroad, including Australia, New Zealand, the USA and Canada.
Her freelance commission work has included designing and creating The Centenary Embroidery for Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School, Ashbourne in Derbyshire; creating new ceremonial gowns for the Worshipful Company of Launderers in the City of London; creating new vestments for St Oswald’s Parish Church Ashbourne; embroidering new ceremonial gloves for the Lord Chief Justice; the new altar frontal for St Lawrence’s Church Weston Patrick; and the new altar frontals for St Mary’s Beaconsfield. She has become well known across the embroidery world for her dedication to the intricate art of hand embroidery, for her enthusiastic and inspiring teaching, and for creating her own style of embroidery, with its unique brand of combined historical and contemporary techniques and quality design.