Online Embroidery workshop: Christmas RobinTake some time out for yourself in the run up to Christmas and join us online for a calming, creative evening of festive embroidery
Saturday 27 November
3:00pm — 9:00pm
We are delighted to be partnering with embroidery expert and Royal School of Needlework tutor Chrissie Juno Mann for this exclusive online workshop.
In this special evening event, Chrissie will lead a relaxing and inspiring session of hand embroidery, as you learn to stitch this charming ‘Mistletoe Robin’ design.
With his bright red chest and a sprig of mistletoe in his beak, our charming Christmas Robin is the perfect design to adorn your Christmas this year.
The piece is worked in the Blackwork technique with different geometric stitches creating the infill to the robin, and features Swarovski beads for the mistletoe berries.
By the end of the session you will have created a charming Christmas memento and will have the skills to create more in your own time!
In January 1817, Jane Austen sent a charming letter to her young niece, Cassy, written in code. The words were all written backwards, for Cassy to decipher. In the letter she notes:
‘Ew deef het Nibor yreve gninrom.’ or ‘We feed the robin every morning.’
It is a charming detail of Jane’s life at Chawton Cottage, and we can imagine her stepping outside after breakfast to leave crumbs on the lawn for a friendly robin to peck at.
This workshop takes inspiration from Jane’s friendly robin and from the festive tradition of mistletoe, which the Austens would have known.
Alongside Chrissie’s expert tuition, the workshop will include an exclusive live session with an expert from Jane Austen’s House, sharing the treasures and beauties of the House with you. There will be plenty of time for questions and chat throughout the session, over a (virtual) cup of tea!
This is a fun pre-Christmas stitch, suitable for beginners.
Date: Saturday 27 November
Time: 3pm – 9pm (Greenwich Meantime)
Location: This event will take place virtually; join us from the comfort of your own home!
Your ticket includes:
- An exclusive embroidery kit, created by Chrissie Juno Mann, providing all the materials you need for the workshop. It will also contain a detailed instruction booklet that will allow you to recreate this embroidery design in the future.
- An 8″ hoop is required, all other materials will be in the kit.
- Virtual House tour led by an expert from Jane Austen’s House, and lots of time to chat about Jane Austen!
- The capacity for this event will be kept very low, to allow everyone to have as much of Chrissie’s time and expertise as possible.
About the tutor
Chrissie Juno Mann is an award-winning artist and hand embroiderer and a qualified tutor for the Royal School of Needlework. Based in the heart of the New Forest, she trained as a specialist in the art of hand embroidery at the Royal School of Needlework, Hampton Court Palace. She teaches around the UK, both for the RSN and independently, creating inspiring day classes and embroidery retreats, as well as creating her own work.
Chrissie’s love of animals and the environment underlies much of her work, along with an interest in cultural history. She loves working with historical homes and unique sites of interest to create exciting classes that appeal to their visitors.
Find more about Chrissie at https://www.cloudjuno.co.uk/
About the embroidery kit:
The embroidery kit has been specially created by Chrissie Juno Mann for this event; it includes all the materials you need to complete the project.
Please bring your own scissors and an 8″ embroidery hoop.
Please provide an appropriate postal address with your booking, and a valid email address, so we can ensure the kit and the link to join the event online reach you safely.
For UK orders: kits will be sent out at least two weeks prior to the event by registered post.
For international orders: kits will be sent out at least one month before the event date.
We will do everything we can to ensure that this event can go ahead as planned, however we retain the right to cancel or postpone the event if necessary, in which case you will be entitled to a full refund.