Virtual Lecture 19: Elizabethan Embroidery And The Trevelyon Miscellany Of 1608 with Kathy Andrews

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Elizabethan Embroidery And The Trevelyon Miscellany Of 1608

Lecturer: Kathy Andrews
Date: Sunday, July 10, 2022 1PM Eastern
Registration: June 13-20, 2022 1PM Eastern

The Trevelyon Miscellany of 1608 is best known for a series of embroidery designs, which have become a treasure trove for embroiderers and costume designers. Unpainted motifs of carnations, roses, cowslips and columbine, acorn and oak leaves fill the pages.

Thomas Trevelyon, a London craftsman of whom little is known, created his miscellany in 1608 when he was about 60 years old. In addition to the embroidery designs, it includes is a collection of handwritten notes and drawings covering many topics that Trevelyon felt were important to record.

A brief overview of the concept of a miscellany will be explained. We will see a facsimile of the Miscellany and explore the embroidery designs within. Participants will see both period and current examples of embroidered pieces whose designs are inspired/taken from the Miscellany.

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Registration is limited to 100 participants and will remain open for a full week. Once registration ends, the entire list will be run through a randomization app and the list of attendees will be filled in that randomized order with the remaining members added to a waitlist. Learn more in our Virtual lecture Series page.

Kathy Andrews is a textile artist and embroidery teacher who works with students of all abilities, teaching them the techniques and the joy of hand embroidery. With her enthusiasm for stitch and encouraging classroom atmosphere, she is a soughtafter teacher of embroidery. Kathy has taught at EGA National Seminars, for EGA chapters in the USA, and globally in her many online courses. Her popular and engaging lectures are in demand both in person (Covid permitting) and on Zoom. She received her Certificate of Technical Hand Embroidery with Merit from the Royal School of Needlework and her City and Guilds Certificate in Design and Stitched Textiles. In addition to her teaching, she has been published in Needlearts Magazine and maintains an active blog.

Kathy uses technology both online and in the classroom to deliver high quality instruction. As a result, she is a featured “Success Story” on the IPEVO Document Camera site. Her work has been exhibited at the Knitting and Stitching Shows in London and Harrogate, UK and Dublin, Ireland. Her multiple interviews with Gary Parr on Fiber Talk are both informational and amusing, and she is particularly proud of the interview discussing the needlework art she did to help her deal with the many phases of battling breast cancer. Kathy is a member of the Cedar Valley Chapter of the EGA, the EGA Fiber Forum, Textile Society of America, the Minnesota Needleworkers Guild, the Stan Hywet Needleworkers Guild and the Columbia Fiber Arts Guild. She and her husband are the third generation to live in the family home in rural Iowa.