Embroidered Mistletoe Ornament – Goldwork Master Class & Kit from Toye Academy of Craft


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Join Jenny Adin-Christie, a skilled artisan in gold and metalwork embroidery, as she shares her insider knowledge on the world of gold thread in the Goldwork Master Class – Mistletoe Ornament. Craftsy and Toye Academy of Craft proudly present this special class and kit combination designed for embroiderers of all levels to learn how to create an exquisite, handmade mistletoe ornament. In this class, you will learn advanced techniques used by master artisans like Jenny to take your skills to the next level and achieve a professional finish.

Jenny walks you through a range of versatile gold and silver thread embroidery techniques that can be applied in many creative ways. With her expert guidance, you can explore the possibilities of couching, chipping, padding and other essential skills. Whatever your level of stitching experience may be, you can master this centuries-old art form.

This holiday, create something amazing for yourself or someone else. The included exclusive kit has everything you need to make your own embroidered mistletoe ornament, a handmade gem that is sure to make a great addition to your holiday decor or an amazing gift for anyone lucky enough to be on your list. Begin your journey into goldwork embroidery today!


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Your Instructor

Jenny Adin-Christie

Jenny’s career stemmed from a rich family heritage of craftsmanship, being taught to stitch and make from an early age by her mother, a teacher specializing in textiles, and her father, a master gunsmith and fishing rod builder. Fine hand-embroidery became her true passion and Jenny was encouraged to apply for a sought-after place on the rigorous three-year Apprenticeship course then offered at the Royal School of Needlework, Hampton Court. Here she learned to work a hugely diverse range of traditional and more contemporary techniques to a professional standard, training simultaneously in art and design. Graduating in 1996 with distinction and awards in goldwork and silk shading, she was honored with full-time employment at the RSN. This role allowed her the enviable opportunity to practice her skills on the enormously varied commissions of the commercial studio, such as playing a key role in the production of the applied lace panels for the wedding dress of HRH the Princess of Wales, and designing and working new altar frontals for Canterbury Cathedral. She also tutored on the extremely broad range of courses offered by the RSN, including the Degree program. Jenny thus became internationally recognized as a specialist in the fields of whitework, metal thread, raised embroidery/stumpwork and for her unique style of embroidery design that combines these techniques together. Ten years of invaluable experience as a senior tutor and studio embroiderer and eventually becoming Assistant Head of the Studio at the RSN allowed Jenny to branch out as a freelance embroiderer when her daughter was born in 2008. Jenny now works full time as a freelance professional hand-embroiderer, running her own business from her home studio in Surrey, UK, working as a design maker, embroidery artist and tutor, frequently taking her teaching out to students around the world.

Bonus Materials

Each class in this set comes with a helpful downloadable PDF that will add to the fun and success of each class. In total, you will gain access to a PDF containing 17 pages of content, which you can view online anytime or print out to reference.

Embroidered Mistletoe Ornament - Bonus Materials