Nicola running an exclusive workshop in her studio in Leamington Spa © 2015

Nicola running an exclusive workshop in her studio in Leamington Spa © 2015


Nicola guiding a student on a Spring Lakes Retreat


Detail from 'Blossom Wood' epic crewel work project 2018

Nicola Jarvis – Artist and Hand Embroiderer

‘Sharing joy and beauty’ is what inspires Nicola to teach the skills and aesthetics of hand embroidery.  Joy through the discovery and mastery of these ancient and intimate skills, and for the beauty inherent in exquisite colour schemes, mesmerising patterns, stitch techniques and materials.

Her love of colour, pattern and texture led her to train on the three-year apprenticeship at the Royal School of Needlework in Hampton Court Palace.  There she underwent a deep learning of her craft and began a life-long career as an embroidery designer and teacher.

With a Certificate in Education awarded by the University of Greenwich and a First Class BA Honours and Masters in Fine Art, Nicola teaches all over the world.  She runs an exclusive Art Embroidery Club in her studio, is a lead tutor in Art and Design at the Royal School of Needlework, Hampton Court Palace and visiting lecturer on the BA Textiles Degree programmes at Leicester De Montfort University.

Nicola is a gifted teacher who enjoys both building skills and confidence with novices and challenging students with advanced skills and experience in the field.

  • ‘The Golden Branch’ – Gold Work Embroidery Workshop inspired by the Portland Collection

    Friday 31st August 2018 - Saturday 1st September 2018

    Welbeck Abbey, Derbyshire, UK

  • ‘Beating Around The Bush’ International Needlework Convention

    Wednesday 3rd October 2018 - Wednesday 10th October 2018

    Adelaide, South Australia

  • ‘Surface Embroidery inspired by The Arts and Crafts’ – Nicola Jarvis Studio with The National Trust

    Saturday 17th November 2018

    Wightwick Manor and Gardens, Wightwick Bank, West Midlands, UK