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.

  • Celtic Revival Workshop Series (No.2) – Nicola Jarvis Studio with Ornamental Embroidery

    Friday 12th January 2018 - Saturday 13th January 2018

    Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

  • English Needlework: May Morris
 – Nicola Jarvis Studio with Ornamental Embroidery

    Friday 26th January 2018 - Saturday 27th January 2018

    Victoria and Albert Museum, London

  • Silk Embroidery workshops and demonstrations – Nicola Jarvis Studio with Au Ver à Soie

    Friday 9th February 2018 - Sunday 11th February 2018

    Au Ver à Soie, Rue Réaumur, Paris

  • William & May Morris-inspired crewel work – Nicola Jarvis Studio with The National Trust

    Saturday 3rd March 2018

    Wightwick Manor and Gardens, Wightwick Bank, West Midlands

  • ‘Thy Memory be as a Dwelling Place’ (Dorothy Wordsworth-inspired sampler project) – Nicola Jarvis Studio with Lady Anne’s Needlework Retreats and the Wordsworth Trust Museum, Grasmere

    Saturday 17th March 2018 - Friday 23rd March 2018

    Rybeck Hotel, Lake Windermere, Cumbria

  • ‘Sweet Molly’s Heart’ Mountmellick Project – Nicola Jarvis Studio with Embroidery Now

    Saturday 21st April 2018

    The Friends Meeting House, Winchester, Hampshire

  • ‘Strawberry Thief’ William Morris crewel work project – Nicola Jarvis Studio with Royal School of Needlework

    Saturday 19th May 2018 - Sunday 20th May 2018

    The Arnold House Conference Centre, Rugby, Warwickshire