Presenting our 2020 Stratford residential Retreat tutors!
Mandy (above at CWC HQ with Georgie and Frankie) completed her Royal School of Needlework Apprenticeship in 1995 and remained with the School, eventually becoming the studio manager. In this role she led her team to complete a wide variety of commercial commissions including the creation of the lace on the Duchess of Cambridge's wedding dress.
Mandy is renowned for her exceptional talent both as an embroiderer and as a tutor and we are very excited to welcome her to Stratford.
Kate studied costume at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff and has made costumes for Glyndebourne Festival Opera and Welsh National Opera. She went on to study at the Royal School of Needlework where she has taught and worked in their commercial studio, on conservation, restoration and private commissions.
Jessica has a doctorate in archaeology and studied at the Royal School of Needlework where she completed her RSN Diploma in 2012 and became an RSN tutor. Jessica now teaches full-time from her studio in the Bavarian Alps, near Munich.
Nicola is one of our most popular tutors and has taught for us every year since our residential retreats began in 2015. She never fails to impress as a tutor and designer and we look forward to her unique modern crewel work designs, which reflect her unique style and experience in the world of haute corture. Read our interview with Nicola here.
Jenny trained at the Royal School of Needlework and after graduating continued to work as a full-time member of the School's commercial Studio Team and as a tutor for a further ten years. She is now widely recognised as a specialist in the fields of whitework, metal thread and Stumpwork embroidery.