Cynthia Jackson is a graduate apprentice of the Royal School of Needlework and has been teaching, researching and writing about embroidery for over forty years. She earned a BA(Hons) Embroidery in 2007 and became an award-winning textile artist. Her current focus is 16th century English embroidery. Cynthia has designed, taught and published multiple projects and articles inspired by the techniques used by professional embroiderers of the Tudor era, most recently in Inspirations Magazine and in the Journal of Medieval Clothing and Textiles.
In support of her research into professional Tudor embroiderers and their work, Cynthia has been awarded a Janet Arnold Grant from the Society of Antiquaries, a Professional Development Grant from the Textile Society, and a Research Fellowship Grant from the Embroiderers’ Guild of America.