Gold Embroidery Workshop to be Given in An Tir

On Sunday November 17, 2002, a workshop on the use of metal fiber embroidery will be given at the home of Master William and Lady Maeve in Olympia, WA from 10:00 am-5:00 pm. Goldwork: A Special Workshop on Techniques and Historical Metal Embroidery Sunday, November 17, 2002 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. will be given at the home of Master William and Lady Maeve.

Here is an opportunity to learn the history and use of metal fibers as they were used in classic European metal embroidery. Included will be techniques for pricking and pouncing as well as transorming a design to satin. Students are encouraged to create a notebook of stitches using techniques taught in the class.

Class is limited to 12 students! Cutoff for registration will be November 1, 2002

Cost $100 for this special class which is greatly discounted for us. Check must accompany your reservation for class space. Class space will be on a first come, first served basis, but we must have the full 12 attendees to have the class. Make checks payable to Linn Skinner and send to Elisabeth de Rossignol (Lisa Mohr) at 16308 SE 165th, Renton WA 98058.

Snacks will be available but attendees should bring a something to share.

Instructor (quoted from the An Tir list):

"We are fortunate to have as our teacher Linn Skinner who is an embroideress and embroidery historian who teaches and exhibits in England as well as in the United States. First taught to embroider by her grandmothers and mother, she continued her study of classic embroidery techniques and embroidery research in England. Linn has studied Blackwork, Goldwork, Jacobean embroidery and Silk Shading at the Royal School of Needlework, Hampton Court and advanced her skills in workshops with master embroiderers in England and the U.S. She was featured on a recent front cover of Piecework Magazine for her Goldwork. Linn is a founding member of The New Elizabethans, an international group of embroiderers formed in 1998 to further the development of classic hand embroidery. Her work was included in the New Elizabethians' first exhibit "The Broiderer's Garden," November 1999 at the Museum of Garden History, London and she was featured in a BBC4 Radio program which focused on current embroidery trends and the exhibit. Linn takes her inspiration from the 16th and 17th centuries and interprets historic embroidery techniques and designs aesthetics in a new and refreshing way! For more information on Linn and to see her web-magazine visit her website: "

If you have questions, contact Elisabeth de Rossignol at or Maeve de Maas at . Crash space for out of towners is available.