Jenny Adin-Christie

Specialist Embroiderer


Jenny Adin-Christie is a specialist freelance professional hand embroiderer and designer, with an innate passion for creating individual work; for the study and repair of antique embroideries, and for inspiring others through her enthusiastic teaching.  

Originally from Ashbourne, Derbyshire, she was exhaustively trained as an Apprentice of the Royal School of Needlework, the world’s leading educational establishment for the teaching of hand embroidery to a professional level. On graduating with distinction in 1999, she continued to work as a full time member of the RSN's commercial Studio and team and as a tutor for a further ten years. She is now widely recognised as a specialist in the fields of whitework, metal thread and stumpwork embroidery. 



Jenny became Assistant to the Head of Studio and a Studio Project Manager, playing a key role in a broad range of major commissions, in the production of new product ranges and in creating individual work, including designing the new All Seasons and Lenten Altar Frontals for Canterbury Cathedral and embroidering monograms for the album cover of Paul McCartney's classical work Ecce Cor Meum. She also specialised in the repair of antique wedding veils and christening gowns. 

Jenny embarked on a freelance career in 2009.  She now teaches widely throughout the country and beyond, as well as continuing to teach for the RSN. She has taught across the full spectrum of courses offered by the RSN specialising in the fields of whitework, metal thread and stumpwork. She also tutors the RSN’s Advanced Diploma in Fine Whitework and on the RSN's new Foundation Degree. 

Jenny combines teaching with creating her own unique embroideries and working to commission. Recent commissions include: designing and creating 'The Centenary Embroidery'  for Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, and contributing embroidered and beaded works to the recent Artangel exhibition 'A Concise Dictionary of Dress', (by Judith Clark and Adam Phillips), in collaboration with the V&A Museum.

Her work has recently been published in 'Period Homes and Interiors' and in 'Classic Inspirations' magazines. She will be tutoring on the latter's "Beating Around the Bush" convention in Adelaide in 2016.

Jenny also designs, develops and sells a unique range of contemporary embroidery kits in stumpwork, metal thread and whitework as well as a broad range of specialist embroidery tools and materials.