Gold work & Medieval Embroidery with Dr. Jessica Grimm in Vic, Spain, 21st - 28th June 2025

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Gold work & Medieval Embroidery with Dr. Jessica Grimm in Vic, Spain, 21st - 28th June 2025

Experience an incredible journey in June 2025 with Nadine & Mark from Creative Experiences and renowned embroiderer and medieval embroidery historian Dr. Jessica Grimm, as they invite you to join them for an unforgettable week of Embroidery in the picturesque Catalan city of Vic, near Barcelona, Spain.

Dr. Jessica Grimm will impart her knowledge of medieval goldwork embroidery techniques, inspired by authentic medieval designs, during 30 hours of instruction spread over 5 teaching days at the charming Les Clarisses Hotel.

Embark on excursions to the historic Abbey of Santa Maria de Montserrat, nestled on the Montserrat mountain in Monistrol de Montserrat, Catalonia, Spain. This monastery, originating in 1025 and refurbished between the 19th and 20th centuries, houses the revered image of the Virgin of Montserrat.

Your enchanting stay at the Les Clarisses hotel, a 17th-century architectural gem located in the Plaça de Malla at the heart of Vic's historical center, promises a comfortable and culturally rich experience. Residing amidst Vic's cultural treasures, Les Clarisses Hotel was once home to the Espona family before transforming into the Convent of Santa Clara in the 1940s, and eventually being renovated into the elegant hotel it is today.

Situated halfway between the Mediterranean Sea and the Pyrenees, Vic is a city that seamlessly blends its ancient past with modern developments. Explore the city's colorful history through its cobblestone streets, vibrant squares, and bustling fairs and markets.

Immerse yourself in a luxurious all-inclusive holiday filled with expert embroidery lessons and cultural escapades, surrounded by a group of like-minded individuals. Join us for this extraordinary journey of creativity and discovery in the vibrant city of Vic, Spain.

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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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