Jacobean Crewel Embroidery with Carol Currier

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Jacobean Crewel Embroidery

Work on a design typical of the Jacobean period

Our Jacobean Crewel Embroidery Individual Correspondence Course presents an example of a design typical of the Jacobean period, using motifs from historical sources. Basic crewel stitches, as they were used in the period, are taught. Students are encouraged to research the stitches, dyes, materials, and design influences that shaped this embroidery. A short research paper relevant to the textiles of the period is required from the students. Students may design their own sampler if they wish.

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  • Class Details

    Text: $20
    Time: Six months
    Prerequisites: None
    Supplies (approximate): $50

  • Jacobean Crewel Embroidery Lessons

    Lesson 1. Read about the history of the period, including thread dyes. Learn to identify a typical Jacobean design. Work a sampler of long and short shading as well as buttonhole stitches.
    Lesson 2. Work a sampler of filling patterns from the period, as well as a sampler of additional stitches for the final project. Submit an outline of the research paper. Submit a line drawing of your final project if you decide not to stitch the example.
    Lesson 3. Submit a short research paper with bibliography and a sampler featuring a design typical of the period.



  • About teacher Carol Peao Currier

    Carol Peao Currier is certified by the National Academy of Needlearts (NAN) as a surface embroidery teacher. She served on the national board of The Embroiderers’ Guild of America (EGA) for eight years including as national President from 2007-2009. Carol is currently the EGA Chair of the Master Craftsman program in Crewel embroidery. She was honored in the September 2018 Needle Arts as Designer Across America. Carol holds memberships in EGA, NAN, American Needlepoint Guild (ANG), and National Association of Needlework Teachers (NETA). She is a partner in a needlework shop in Pinehurst, North Carolina.

  • More about our Individual Correspondence Courses

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    Note: Please read the Student Responsibilities on the ICC page before enrolling. The timeline for course completion begins when you register. There are no refunds for course or text fees so make your selection carefully.