Jenny Adin-Christie Thistle Etui

"Be inspired by the needlework
toys produced by the embroiderers
of the 17th century

Jenny Adin-Christie

The Stuart Thistle Etui

4 days: 12th-13th, 15th-16th August 2024   Fee: £495


Inspired by the ingenious stumpwork needlework ‘toys’ produced by embroiderers of the 17th century, learn to create this unique etui which combines 17th century-style detached reticella needlelace with a variety of sumptuous metal and silk techniques. 

The embroidery is applied to a beautiful bespoke mould created from sustainable bamboo, which opens to reveal space for tiny etui scissors and a thimble. Each panel is embroidered separately then applied to the mould using tiny pre-drilled holes around the edge. The etui hangs from a mesh ribbon with needlelace covered beads. 

Students may wish to add to their piece by working their initials and the date on the reverse. 


Class kit

For Jenny’s class you will need to purchase a kit, which contains all fabrics, threads and needles required, plus fully illustrated instruction manual. The cost is £225.