A student’s hands working ‘Chaffinch and Rowan Berries’ project - Nicola Jarvis

A student’s hands working ‘Chaffinch and Rowan Berries’ project - Nicola Jarvis © 2015

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

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

Student’s ‘Squirrel’ project in workshop for Crewel Gobelin, Sydney, Australia – Nicola Jarvis © 2015

Student’s ‘Squirrel’ project in workshop for Crewel Gobelin, Sydney, Australia - Nicola Jarvis © 2015

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 Art of Embroidery’ workshop

    Wednesday 5th July 2017

    10am - 4pm

    Rochdale Embroiderers’ Guild

  • The Frosty Garden Collection white work animals

    Friday 14th July 2017 - Sunday 16th July 2017

    Lincolnshire Embroiderers’ Guild Regional Summer School

  • LOVEDAY Epic Crewel Work Project

    Monday 7th August 2017 - Friday 11th August 2017

    10am - 4pm

    Royal School of Needlework, Hampton Court Palace

  • Gold Work Tour and Workshop

    Saturday 2nd September 2017 - Sunday 3rd September 2017

    Benton and Johnson, Bedworth, Warwickshire and Nicola Jarvis’ studio

  • Alpine Garden Stitch Retreat

    Monday 11th September 2017 - Monday 18th September 2017

    The Alpine Experience, Les Carroz d'Araches, France

  • Silk Shading Workshop

    Wednesday 4th October 2017

    Spalding Embroiderers, Pode Hole, Spalding, Lincolnshire

  • Celtic Revival Workshop Series (No.1) – Nicola Jarvis Studio with Ornamental Embroidery

    Friday 17th November 2017 - Saturday 18th November 2017

    Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

  • The Frosty Garden Collection

    Saturday 2nd December 2017 - Sunday 3rd December 2017

    Royal School of Needlework, Hampton Court Palace