Workshops Past event Thursday, 23 January 2020 – Friday, 24 January 2020

Coromandel: Crewel Embroidery

Explore the influence of Indian chintz imported from the Coromandel coast on English crewel embroidery in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries

  • Thursday, 23 – Friday, 24 January 2020

  • Offsite, V&A South Kensington

  • Tickets cost £184.00

    All materials provided.

Past Event
Coromandel: Crewel Embroidery  photo

Through studying objects in the V&A collections at The Clothworkers' Centre and the South Asia gallery at the Museum, Dr Lynn Hulse will introduce you to the history of the exuberant floral patterns found in imported textiles, replicated in embroidered clothing and home furnishings in Early Modern Britain. Using a design created by artist Nicola Jarvis, you will then explore a range of crewel stitches on an exotic botanical motif, working on a pre-printed heavy cotton furnishing fabric with Fine d’Aubusson crewel wools.

Ornamental Embroidery specialises in the teaching and designing of historic hand embroidery, running workshops in museums, art galleries and historic houses.