VEC: Queen Catherine’s Book Cover, Bag, and Pyn Pillow with Carolyn Standing Webb


Join us for a Virtual Education Course with teacher Carolyn Standing Webb!

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Registration: Sept. 6, 2023–Dec. 8, 2023
Class Dates: Feb. 22, 2024–Feb. 24, 2024

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Queen Catherine Parr was a beautiful widow when King Henry VIII decided that she would be a perfect sixth wife for him. While you stitch your blackwork pieces, you will learn about the woman who was not only passionate, but intelligent enough to survive Henry.

The project set comprises a tasseled, silk-lined bag with different historical designs on each side; a ribbon-tied, book-shaped box that fits inside the bag; and a pin cushion known as a pyn pillow. The pieces are stitched on one side with the traditional black that gives blackwork its name, accented with gold and silver threads and paillettes. You can stitch the other side with red and green silk, your own color combination, or not at all.

Course Details

Registration: Sept. 6, 2023–Dec. 8, 2023
Class Dates: Feb. 22, 2024–Feb. 24, 2024
Skill Level: Experienced beginner
Cost: Class registration for all students is $120, due in full at time of registration. Kits include printed instructions and are $220, including postage. If you want to use your stash of goldwork supplies instead of purchasing the kit, the pattern with instructions is $40, including postage.
Kit Contents: Click here to see the list of Kit Contents for this course.

Learn more about this course and about teacher Carolyn Standing Webb here.

This course is non-refundable. If you can’t attend on the Zoom dates, you can view the recordings later.

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Registration + Instructions, Registration + Kit