Create a Hand Stitched Floral Brooch
Workshop with Jan Knibs from Atelier 19 in Cheltenham
Sunday the 27th May from 2-5pm – Part of SIT select festival 2018
Making a floral brooch with wired ribbon flowers and beadwork. Small pieces of vintage jewellery and scraps of fabric and lace can also be incorporated if you want to bring things with you to upcycle but this isn’t essential. W will provide a choice of fabrics, ribbons and beads for them to choose from.
– tea, coffee and biscuits are all included
Jan graduated with a BA(Hons) in Textiles / Fashion specialising in Embroidery from Loughborough College of Art and went on to study for an MA in Textiles from Bath Spa University.
She creates amazing items of wearable art ranging from jewellery to bridal wear, all adorned with her distinctive signature style of rich hand-worked embroidery, inspired by nature and the changing seasons, incorporating delicate floral designs in appliqué, ribbon embroidery and beadwork, especially Swarovski crystals. Jan often incorporates vintage fabrics, off-cuts and antique lace as well as pieces of vintage costume jewellery into her designs for her label “something old…something new” which means it is also ethical.
Jan devotes the utmost care and attention to detail to all her creations, making each piece a unique, one-off work of art that will be treasured for years to come. They appeal to fashion aficionados and collectors of fine craftwork and indeed anyone looking for something distinctive to make them stand out from the crowd. Jan’s creative flair, imagination and fine craftsmanship lend everything she does an air of fantasy and romance, making her creations perfect for vintage, fantasy, themed or boho weddings.