Sat, Nov 07 | Online Workshop

In the Jacobean Home: English Embroidered Textiles and Furnishings

Join us for a 2-hour workshop exploring the gorgeous embroidered furnishings and textiles in a 17th century English manor house
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In the Jacobean Home: English Embroidered Textiles and Furnishings

Time & Location

Nov 07, 2020, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM PST
Online Workshop

About the Event

The seventeenth century home was the center of English life and a stage upon which women were able to display their skills in embroidery, bringing value to their families.

We will explore the evolution of the seventeenth century home and how textiles were a reflection of a prosperous gentry class. Crewelwork and silk upholstery in bed hangings, curtains, cushions, and settees, as well as pictorial decorations were influenced by classical and biblical stories, English gardens, and the new trade with the East Indies.

In addition to a visually rich lecture, we will be including instructions on stitching two crewelwork spot motifs of a lion and squirrel from a 17th century work bag.

Kits for the Lion and the Squirrel are sold separately on our Etsy site so workshop participants can choose to stitch along or simply enjoy the lecture and instruction.

  • In the English Home

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