Saturday, July 25, 2015

WORKSHOP: Ornamental Embroidery with Lynn Hulse, Derry

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Workshop with Ornamental Embroidery Tutor Lynn Hulse

12th September 2015 at 
The Flax Mills, 

Passion &Legacy: Celebrating the work of the Lethbridge sisters 

Ornamental Embroidery will be running a three-hour workshop inspired by the work of the Lethbridge sisters, Julia Baroness Carew (1863-1922) and Lady Jane Cory (1865-1947). 
During their lifetime the sisters were famed throughout society for the needlework skills and for the scale of the embroideries they produced for Castleboro in Co. Wexford, the Carews' ancestral home, and for their town house in London. 

Julia’s passion was for antique work: Italian Renaissance designs, Chinese willow pattern and crewel embroidery in the Jacobean style based on the universal symbol of the 'tree of life’. Jane preferred figurative compositions, including the work of contemporary artists and designers of the Arts and Crafts Movement, including Edward Burne-Jones, Henry Holiday and Alexander Fisher. One Wexford neighbour, Edward Richards-Orpen of Monksgrange, recalled in his memoirs, ‘To see them bending over their remarkable tapestry work was clearly pre-Raphaelite at best; the astonishing industries of [the sisters] has to be seen to be believed.’ 

Working in silks and wools on a linen ground specially woven at the Flax Mill, students will create a small panel inspired by the sisters’ work.Cost: £30 / €40, including materials

Beginners welcome

To Book:
Call Lynn Hulse on 07940 594765 (calling from abroad, dial 0044 7940 594765)
For more information, see


Passion &Legacy is an Irish-born international textile design project created by Red Strand Design celebrating the legacy of the Irish Arts & Crafts Movement and the inspiring needlework of the Lethbridge sisters,

Dr Lynn Hulse
48 Platts Lane
London NW3 7NT
Tel. no. +44 (0)207 431 9059
Mob. no. +44 (0)7940 594765

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