Clare Clensy (nee Hanham) is a professional embroiderer based in Hilperton,Wiltshire, specialising in bespoke ecclesiastical embroidery.

The author of A Beginner's Guide To Silk Shading, Clare graduated from the Royal School of Needlework in 2000.  

Clare studied on the prestigious three year apprenticeship in traditional hand embroidery at Hampton Court Palace - a training little changed since its Victorian origins. 

Since graduating, Clare has gone on to develop her business Vine Embroidery.  

She teaches embroidery classes and workshops, and gives talks to groups and societies about her experiences at the Royal School of Needlework and her life as a professional embroiderer. 

Clare also works on private embroidery commissions, writes for stitching magazines and designs embroidery kits which have been enjoyed by thousands of stitching enthusiasts over the past decade. 

For more information about Clare's work, explore the navigation bar at the top of the screen. Or for the latest news from Vine Embroidery, visit the blog by clicking here 

To read the interview with Clare in the West Country Life magazine (in the Western Daily Press), on August 21, 2010, click here.


 

New Kit: 18th century style bouquet silk shading, new for 2014, click here 
 










New Kit: Jacobean Summer Leaf crewelwork, new for 2012, click here.





 
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