Crewel Work News

Newsletter Early 2014

Click to view our latest newsletter – Crewelwork Newsletter January 2014

Workshops & Retreats – 2013, 2014

Discover the history and the reasons for Phillipa’s enthusiasm for this ancient art and enjoy seeing samples of historic crewel work alongside her own embroidery.



Spring and Autumn 2013 – Please return to this page after 15th December to see the dates and details of my three and four day retreats at my home in Appleby, and alternatively in the historic setting of Muncaster Castle.

EXHIBITION - ”A Timeline of Crewel Work” at The Knitting and Stitching Show in Alexandra Palace, London, 2013. Original 17th Century through to the early 20th Century crewel work alongside 21st Century replicas worked in their original un-faded colours. Large “Jacobean” bed hangings,pillows, precious  Elizabethan fragments, an altar frontal, from castles, museums and houses, and from my own collection.  We are in The Textile Gallery, very near The Royal School of Needlework and the Embroiderers Guild so make this area the first area you visit! Meet Phillipa and her team. . See you there!


January – Calaway Gardens , US – I will be teaching four new designs, book direct with
September – Lady Anne`s Needlework Retreat, England and Scotland
October – Lady Anne`s Needlework Retreat, England and Scotland
An appreciation and study of historic British needlework in the company of expert international tutors, historians and castle owners. Please email me or sign up for our newsletter if you wish to be among the first to receive the details (released in January). We were oversubscribed x3 when we ran this event in 2012, so please commit early if you want join us in 2014!
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