Jenny Adin-Christie


Jenny Adin-Christie is a professional hand embroidery artist, designer and tutor, celebrated around the world for her unique slant on traditional hand embroidery, for her innovative designs and inspirational teaching, specialising in metal thread work, raised work, fine whitework and in combining traditional techniques in new ways. Her work is grounded in the highest of technical skills, honed through the rigorous Apprenticeship of the Royal School of Needlework, from which she graduated with distinction in 1996. She continued to work full time at the RSN for a further 10 years, rising to Assistant Head of Studio and senior tutor. She has been privileged to work on a huge array of commissions, many of national significance, such as designing the All Seasons and Lenten altar frontals for Canterbury Cathedral, ceremonial gloves for the Lord Chief Justice and playing a key role in the production of the applied lace panels for the wedding dress of HRH the Princess of Wales. She now works full time as a freelance embroiderer from her studio in Surrey, working to commission, teaching and creating delux embroidery kits. She is passionate about teaching, feeling deeply the desire to pass on her love of embroidery and to enable students to share the pleasure, relaxation and satisfaction she derives from it. As well as teaching from her Studio, she travels to provide workshops around the UK and abroad, in France, New Zealand, Australia, India, the USA and Canada. She also works to commission for a broad range of clients, from private individuals to organisations in diverse fields such as from the words of business, couture and religion. In 2019, she opened a website with a comprehensive online shop selling a carefully curated range of unique kits and specialist products. In 2022 she became a Freeman of the City of London and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Broderers, the Livery Company originally formed to protect and promote the art of Embroidery. Jenny\'s belief is that embroidery should never stand still; it should always look forward, yet be inspired by its heritage. Her joy is to conjure with the traditional techniques and exacting hand skills of her training to create new and exiting combinations to delight and inspire.