' A freelance professional hand embroiderer and designer, with an innate passion for creating individual work; for the study and repair of antique embroideries and for inspiring others
through her enthusiastic teaching.
On graduating from the RSN Apprenticeship in 1999 with distinction, for ten years Jenny continued as a member of the Studio team and teaching staff. She became Assistant to the Head of Studio and a Studio Project Manager, playing a key role in a broad range of major commissions, in the production of new product ranges and in creating individual work.
Jenny embarked on a freelance career in 2009. She now teaches widely throughout the country and beyond, as well as continuing to teach for the RSN. She has taught across the full spectrum of courses offered by the RSN specialising in the fields of whitework, metal thread and stumpwork. She also tutors the RSN’s Advanced Diploma in Fine Whitework.
Jenny combines teaching with creating her own unique embroideries and working to commission. Recent commissions include: designing and creating The Centenary Embroidery for Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, and contributing embroidered and beaded works to the recent Artangle exhibition A Concise Dictionary of Dress, (by Judith Clark and Adam Phillips), in collaboration with the V&A Museum.
Jenny also develops and sells a unique range of contemporary embroidery kits in stumpwork,
metal thread and whitework'.
And, I picked up my Mothers Day Raffle Prize that I won the week before!
It is a lovely Deerfield embroidery on a cosmetics or keep-safe pouch, by Marie Polzi. Thank you, Marie!
back in his hey day of travelling around the world.
Luckily for me, he has 'good taste'.
And don't start me on the afternoon tea buffet!
Here's Devi's flora-style cakes that she brought along. I had photographed the cup-cakes, and then coincidentally met Devi in the Guild's well-resourced Library. Devi was checking in her work for the upcoming Guild Biennial Exhibition - "Embroidered Treasures", between June 2 - 9.
Jenny's apprenticeship seemed pretty 'extreme', there was certainly no room for frippery in that course. As she explained it was embroidery challenge and technique, placed one after the other, fours weeks' holiday per year, seven hours working a day, with four or five hours homework most nights! She said once she won a prize for her work, and the prize was the opportunity to do another piece!
The lovely ladies at the Guild got the opportunity to do whitework with her!
You can buy some great kits from Jenny. Get online and get cracking, if you have any issues, join the Guild, there's some
expertise there, for sure!
Be sure to look at Jenny's lovely work:
I learnt so much, and I am excited about passing on Jenny Adin-Christie's magic to others!
Flora extends her sincere thank you, for the invitation to attend this opportunity.