Embroidery Teaching


EGA National Conference Mini-class St. Louis Oct. 29, 2019 Trevelyon’s Needlebook

Quinsippi EGA 2 day workshop The Queen’s Pomegranate Sept. 28-29, 2019

Private Studio Teaching, Crewelwork, ribbon embroidery, silk and cotton surface embroidery. Berlin, Germany, 2013-present

Trevelyon’s Pocket – Silk and Gold; Elizabethan Embroidered Miniature pocket based on a design by Thomas Trevelyon from his Miscellany, published 1608. Worked on lightweight ivory linen twill or linen in either silk or cotton with gold. Online Course.

Trevelyon’s Cap – Silk and Gold; Elizabethan Embroidered Cap based on a design by Thomas Trevelyon from his Miscellany, published 1608. Worked on lightweight ivory linen twill or linen in either silk or cotton with gold. Online Course.

Bateau Bayeux – Wool Embroidery; One scene from the Bayeux Tapestry, approved by the Bayeux Tapestry Museum, worked in Renaissance Dyeing wool on fine, cream colored linen twill in the Bayeux stitch. Online Course.

The King’s Pineapple – Crewelwork; Worked on ivory linen twill with Heathway wools. Online Course.

Pieces in Exhibitions and Publications

Knitting and Stitching Show, 2012 , London, UK, RSN Exhibit, Goldwork

The Art of Embroidery by Nicola Jarvis, 2013, “Acorn” crewelwork piece, William Morris Gallery, London; Kelmscott Manor, Oxfordshire; Wrightwick Manor, Staffordshire, UK.

Knitting and Stitching Show, 2013, London, UK, Exhibited Acorn by Nicola Jarvis and

Bateau Bayeux exhibited in “A Timeline of Crewelwork” by Phillipa Turnbull.

Knitting and Stitching Show, 2015, Harrogate, UK, Exhibited Loveday crewelwork piece, demonstrated crewelwork techniques

The Acorn; A Story of Stitching, published to accompany the crewelwork piece by Nicola Jarvis

Spool Magazine, Premier issue, Fall 2010 “Spring in Italy”

Owner and author of “The Unbroken Thread”, a needlework blog

Embroidery Training and Education

Certificate in Technical Hand Embroidery, awarded with Merit: Royal School of Needlework, Hampton Court, London, UK, July 2015

City and Guilds Level Two Certificate in Design and Stitched Textiles: Stitchbusiness, Tracy A. Franklin and Julia Tristan, Durham, UK. January, 2020

Opus Anglicanum: Introduction to Silk and Gold: Sarah Humphrey, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK November 2016

RSN Masterclass “An Elizabethan Broder” with Owen Davis, Hampton Court, London, UK, September 2016

Developing Sketchbooks: Dionne Swift online course, April, 2016

Advanced Crewelwork Techniques: Tracy A. Franklin Studio, Durham, UK, November 2015

Schwalm Whitework with Luzine Happel, Eschwege, Germany, May 2013

Silk and Metal Thread Embroidery: Jenni Adin-Christie, Bath, UK, June 2013

Crewelwork, Appleby, Cumbria, UK, Phillipa Turnbull, 2010 – 2014


Previous Professional Teaching Experience

Elementary and secondary music teacher USA, Turkey, Switzerland, Taiwan, Qatar, Germany 1979 – 2016

Private music teaching studio 1975 – 2018

Contact Information

Kathy Andrews
2692 Meadow Glen Road
Ames, IA 50014


Nicola Jarvis
7 Loveday Drive
Royal Leamington Spa 
CV32 6HZ

+44 1926 887552 


Debs Wilding
18 Copse Road, Clevedon
North Somerset 
BS21 7QL

+44 7950463387