Preserving the Past and Creating the Future, The Work of Professional Embroiderer, Jenny Adin-Christie

Mae McCourt

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Date(s) - October 6, 2021
10:00 am - 11:30 am


Online Presentation via Webinar

Jenny Aidn-Christie, originally from Derbyshire, England has been practicing her love of embroidery since childhood. She learned from her family an inherent passion for a broad range of craft skills.

For her career Jenny trained as a professional embroiderer on the prestigious three year Apprenticeship at the Royal School of Needlework, at Hampton Court Palace. She graduated with distinction in 1999, winning the school’s prizes for silk shading and Coronation Goldwork.

Following this intensive training, Jenny remained at the RSN to work full time for a further ten years, as a member of the teaching team and commercial Studio staff, and became Assistant Head of Studio.

Afterwards, Jenny embarked on her own freelance career in 2008. She continued to teach at the RSN, but also taught a broad range of techniques throughout the UK and around the world.

Jenny currently works for commission, producing a diverse range of new pieces, together with the repair of antique textiles. Her work includes playing a key role in the RSN team which produced all of the applied lace panels for the Duchess of Cambridge’s famed royal wedding dress, and working a monogrammed cashmere babygro as a personal gift from Sarah Burton to Prince George.

She also designed and produced an ever increasing range of unique embroidery kits for her website, in Stumpwork, metal thread, Elizabethan and whitework embroidery, closely inspired by historical techniques.

Jenny’s talk will provide a unique insight into the now extinct form of apprenticeship training and follow the life and career of a professional embroiderer.

This includes an insightful, fully illustrated story behind the broad range of notable commissions which she has been privileged to be part of, both in the conservation and restoration of antique textiles and in the production of new works of art.

To view more of Jenny’s work online, click here.

This event will not be recorded.

*This will be a free Webinar event. To register please click HERE. Webinar link and password will be sent to registered guests ONLY. A separate Virtual Stitch-In will also run in normal hours. 

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