Jacobean Crewel Workshop

Try the ever-popular embroidery technique of crewel work with Royal School of Needlework tutor Helen Jones

  • Booking essential

Jacobean crewel work is the description given to English needlework of the 17th century which was influenced by increasing contact with India and China.

The design style is typified by exuberant flowers, foliage, animals and birds. Despite the name, many of the classic motifs come from the mid or late 17th century, after the death of James 1. The term 'crewel' refers to the two ply wood used.

This one day workshop offers a taster session in the technique from an experienced tutor.


Event ticket prices
  • Adult £85.00

The basics

Booking details
Call 0344 249 1895
Meeting point
This workshop will take place in the Hayloft, on the top floor of the Conservation Studio.
What to bring and wear
The workshop kit includes fabric, thread, needles and instructions. Seat embroidery frames and embroidery scissors will be available to borrow for the day.
The Hayloft is wheelchair accessible. Please call us on 01732 462100 to discuss your access needs.

Contact Info

Call 01732 462100

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Jacobean Crewel Workshop

Wed 09 Feb 2022
Try the ever-popular embroidery technique of crewel work with Royal School of Needlework tutor Helen Jones

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