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

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

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Nicola guiding a student on a Spring Lakes Retreat

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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.

  • ‘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

  • Tudor-style Blackwork project based on objects in the Clothworkers’ Collection

    Thursday 24th January 2019 - Friday 25th January 2019

    10.30am to 4.30pm

    The Clore Learning Centre, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK

  • Beatrix Potter-themed modern crewel work project – Spring Lakes Retreat with Lady Anne’s Needlework Retreats

    Saturday 2nd March 2019 - Saturday 9th March 2019

    The Ryebeck Hotel, Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria, UK

  • Bijou Bullfinch – silk and gold work project

    Saturday 4th May 2019 - Sunday 5th May 2019

    10am to 4pm

    Royal School of Needlework, Hampton Court Palace, Surrey, UK

  • Haute Handbags – luxury embroidery projects for evening bags

    Saturday 3rd August 2019 - Saturday 10th August 2019

    The Alpine Experience, Chalet Calluna, Les Carroz d'Arraches, French Alps

  • Haute Handbags – luxury embroidery projects for evening bags

    Tuesday 13th August 2019 - Tuesday 20th August 2019

    The Alpine Experience, Chalet Calluna, Les Carroz d'Arraches, French Alps