Gold work & Medieval Embroidery with Dr Jessica Grimm, France 15th - 22nd April 2024

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Gold work & Medieval Embroidery with Dr Jessica Grimm, France 15th - 22nd April 2024

We appreciate your interest in the Embroidery Holiday in the French Alps led by Dr. Jessica Grimm. Join us for a week of stitching in a stunning location, tailored for experienced embroiderers like yourself.

The holiday is scheduled to take place from April 15th to April 22nd, 2024. Throughout the week, Dr. Jessica Grimm will provide 30 hours of expert tuition spread over five days, with three-hour morning and afternoon sessions. With her guidance and expertise, you'll have the opportunity to complete your chosen project.

Our spacious open-plan studio, situated in a beautiful mountain chalet, offers breathtaking views of the Arve valley and mountains. It's the perfect setting for stitching and connecting with fellow like-minded stitchers, forging new friendships along the way.

To complement your creative journey, Mark, a seasoned culinary expert with 20 years of experience in top-tier restaurants, will design delectable dishes tailored to each class, accommodating any dietary requests. Using fresh, local ingredients, Mark will create a menu that tantalizes your taste buds while remaining approachable and comforting.

Throughout the booking process and your stay, Nadine and Mark will be available to assist you with any needs you may have, whether it's airport transfers, dietary considerations, or assistance with lost luggage. Their attentive care ensures a seamless and enjoyable experience.

We've set aside a day during the week for an excursion to Annecy, where you'll have the chance to relax with a scenic cruise on the lake, indulge in a delightful lunch at a classic French bistro, and explore local haberdashery shops for unique treasures.

This is an opportunity you won't want to miss, and we're eagerly looking forward to welcoming you to Creative Experiences. Secure your place now and prepare yourself for an unforgettable stitching holiday amidst the breathtaking French Alps!

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Dr Jessica Grimm

Dr Jessica Grimm

Jessica holds a doctorate in archaeology from the University of Groningen, Netherlands. After a career in archaeozoology, she embarked on an embroidery adventure in 2010 with the Royal School of Needlework Certificate and Diploma. She became an RSN-tutor and taught at Hampton Court Palace, in the US and led the Rotterdam-Satellite in the Netherlands. She’s also taught for various needlework stores in the Netherlands, ArtTextil in Dachau, Germany and the National Silk Museum in Hangzhou, China.

After visiting a major medieval goldwork embroidery exhibition in her native Netherlands in 2015, Jessica started studying and recreating these stunning embroideries. She currently compiles a database of all surviving medieval goldwork embroideries in order to answer research questions regarding the origin of or nué and the geographical origin of certain diaper patterns. Her classes cater for determined beginners through to the seasoned stitcher.

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