Classes

Class Information 2021

Jen’s classes are held at Walford Mill Crafts in Wimborne, Dorset. The new education space is a light and airy space on the ground floor of the building. Places are limited to ensure everyone gets individual attention. Booking is essential for all classes and a materials charge is payable on the day.

 

** Due to the current pandemic classes are currently on hold. Once government guidelines allow for the group to come together classes will recommence, please get in touch for further details. **

 

 

Short courses

Jen’s short courses offer the opportunity to work on more in depth projects than a single day class. You can choose from Jen’s wide range of embroidery designs or you can develop your own ideas to create a true, one-of-a-kind embroidery.

Booking is essential. Classes run on Tuesdays with the morning session running from 10am – 1pm and the afternoon session running from 2pm-5pm. Tea, coffee and biscuits are available all day.

The morning session is currently fully booked however there is a waiting list available for this session. There are a limited number of spaces available on the afternoon session

Terms cost £160 (£16 per session) plus any materials used.

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‘I have done several classes with Jen. They are well structured and organised. Her instructions (written and verbal) are clear and all materials are provided. Importantly for me the atmosphere is relaxed and fun is had by all’.- Sally Uphill, Bath
I have so enjoyed this series of lessons, wonderfully informal, relaxed and cheery. I am very pleased with how my project has progressed. It is the piece of work I feel most proud of and it is certainly the one I have learnt the most while stitching.- Susan W

Private lessons

Jen offers a range of different private lessons from one to one sessions taught in person from her Wimborne studio to online one to one sessions via Skype or zoom.

The first session costs £90, 1.5 hours of online tuition plus 0.5 hours for class preparation, additional time or follow up sessions they are charged at £45 per hour. I would need to see your project in advance so I can can plan for the session; in this case your picture, planned stitches and placement etc. This means we don’t waste time during the session with me looking over the project for the first time. 

For further details please get in touch using the form below.

 

‘Jen is an amazing teacher! I was lucky enough to spend summer school 2015 at Springhead on my first course with Jen, she is friendly, made me feel welcome, relaxed and extremely comfortable, allowing me to ask as many questions as I needed. Jen has a huge wealth of knowledge and is an exquisite embroiderer, she is happy to spend time demonstrating and explaining complex techniques to you. I would highly recommend to all! I am looking forward to my next class with her!!’- Caroline Jean, Dorset

Online classes

Summer term

Jacobean is a wonderful technique to introduce a wide variety of different embroidery stitches. This design incorporates many traditional techniques including trellis, long and short, satin stitch, raised stem bands, block shading along with many others. It is a great grounding point to start your embroidery journey. 

Across the course of six weeks, tutor led stitching sessions will be held via zoom. Attending class sessions is strongly recommended however the sessions will be recorded and these recording will be made available for 8 weeks following the end of the class.

The materials pack contains everything needed to work the design from pre-printed fabric, 14 crewel wools, needles, instruction booklet and a high resolution postcard to use as a reference. There are also a series of supporting videos which will be made available to all students who take the class to help consolidate the techniques covered to create this piece.

Class registration is closing Sunday 4th July. 

Class kits will be shipped from Monday 5th July. There will be 15 spaces available in this first class, a second class may be run if there is enough interest.

Class sessions will be held between 6.30pm & 8.30pm BST

Friday 6th Aug, 13th Aug, 20th Aug, 27th Aug, 3rd Sept, 10th Sept.

 

Winter term

Designing Blackwork is one of my passions, I tried to include as much information as possible in my book but that doesn’t mean I don’t have more to give.

This 6 week course is aimed at designing and sampling for a specific project, however, you may not find there is time to work a full piece!

The materials pack contains everything you will need to work your shaded Blackwork piece from tracing paper and pencils for designing to coton a broder, stranded cotton, machine thread, extra fine machine thread as well as metallic threads for potential highlights. 

Class registration is closing Sunday 19th September . 

Class kits will be shipped from Monday 21st September. There will be 15 spaces available in this first class, a second class may be run if there is enough interest.

Class sessions will be held between 6.30pm & 8.30pm BST/GMT

Friday 15th Oct (BST), 22nd Oct (BST), 29th Oct (GMT), 5th Nov (GMT), 12th Nov (GMT), 19th Nov (GMT).

‘I enrolled in Jen’s online course looking forward to stretching my blackwork knowledge. I found the course well developed, well structured and very enjoyable. One had room to adapt the colour scheme to reflect ones preferences and Jen was most helpful in sourcing different threads. Instructions are clear and each stage well thought out with excellent video tutorials.’- Ann Carmichael, Scotland

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