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Embroiderer Jenny Adin-Christie, a graduate apprentice from Great Britain’s Royal School of Needlework, discusses needlework past and present in this illustrated talk.
Jenny’s recent work includes playing a key role in the Royal School of Needlework team that produced 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 designs and produces a range of unique embroidery kits, in stumpwork, metal thread, and Elizabethan and whitework embroidery, inspired by historical techniques.
Jenny provides a unique insight into the life and career of a professional embroiderer and a now-extinct form of apprenticeship training. She presents the fully illustrated story behind a broad range of notable commissions, both in the conservation and restoration of antique textiles and in the production of new works of art.
This fascinating talk will appeal to embroiderers, quilters, and anyone with an in interest in textiles and their preservation and repair.
This event is now sold out, to add your name on the waiting list send an email to [email protected], or phone the office on (04) 381-7051.
Feature Image: Detail from: Jenny Adin-Christie, Passiflora stumpwork embroidery. Courtesy of Jenny Adin-Christie
Friends of Te Papa $10.00, guests $15.00