In November 2016, I booked the Nicola Jarvis five-day crewel work Loveday class at the Royal School of Needlework. For months I had been so excited and finally the day arrived with the definite promise of both challenge and enjoyment in equal measures. On the 7 August 2017, the class started at 10am with nine of us eager to get sewing. The week was inspirational and well taught, and Nicola patiently provided the support and encouragement I needed to learn each stitch.
Over the next 12 months, I will be regularly blogging about how, as a relative newcomer to crewel embroidery, I will complete each element of the Loveday design. I hope you will share my journey.