Catherine Jordan Workshop – The Jamestown Commemorative Needlework Map

Date: 11/12/2011
Time: 9:00-4:00
Type: Workshop
Location: Wheaton Community Center
Teacher: Catherine Jordan


Come and explore the exciting world of needlework map-making as counted and surface embroidery techniques are combined in an old style needlework map commemorating the 400th anniversary of the founding of Jamestown. The map is designed with all the fine detail found in antique maps: Old style lettering (including script and flourish), a compass rose, meridian lines, wind symbols, cartouche inserts framing details of the map maker and map, mermaids, sea serpents, whales and the three ships (Discovery, Godspeed, Susan Constant) that bravely crossed to the New World! The final detail of the map includes fabric painting of the shorelines as we explore contemporary techniques applied to old world inspiration! A companion small accompanies this class to introduce students to fabric painting and detail stitches before beginning the larger map.  

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1 day class for all levels of students 

Kit: $55.00


Catherine Jordan holds Master Craftsman certifications in the EGA Counted Thread, Crewel, Color, and Design programs. She is the current president of the EGA Gentle Pursuits of Richmond chapter and a juried member of EGA’s artist’s group, Fiber Forum. Her work can be seen at