21. 17th CENTURY CREWEL/JACOBEAN BED COVERLET
Natalia Frank Wednesday 9a-7p $240
Crewel embroidery is a beautiful type of surface embroidery that’s been around for over a thousand years. Crewel embroidery is often associated with the late sixteenth and the first quarter of the seventeenth centuries during the reign of King James I in England.
Working on linen twill the students will have fun learning the history of Crewelwork, the difference between Crewelwork and Jacobean work. The difference between the English and the American Crewelwork, its techniques, threads, designs, and stitches, the types of coverlets, and how to make a pattern for them will be discussed as well.
Based on the information students receive, they will have a choice creating elaborate Crewel or Jacobean bed coverlet using different stitches and their variations.
Different ways of finishing the edges of the bed coverlet and its construction will be demonstrated.
The kit includes all essential supplies, including linen twill, different types of needles, brands of cotton and silk floss, stretcher bars.
Students are encouraged to bring their own miniature beds, or just the measurements.
The students are advised to bring their favorite sharp scissors, additional light, and a magnifier, if needed.
ALL SUPPLIES ARE PROVIDED BY THE INSTRUCTORS EXCEPT AS INDICATED,
HOWEVER, STUDENTS ARE WELCOME TO BRING THEIR OWN TOOLS & SUPPLIES.