Trevelyon’s Cap Course 2017

Course runs from June 15, 2017 – May 15, 2018 


Trevelyon’s Cap is a beautiful 5 inch high cap covered with stunning silk flowers and gold embellishments, created using a pattern found in the Commonplace Book of Thomas Trevelyon.  The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington D.C. has graciously granted permission for the use of the Trevelyon cap pattern under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License*.

The Trevelyon’s Cap course will begin on June 15, 2017 and runs for 12 months. It took me a year to stitch the original cap, so I want to be sure to give each of you enough time to complete each step before moving on to the next. Of course, if you choose not to stitch along with us during the course, you can always download and save each lesson to do later!

The cost of the course is US $80. There is information about payment below and a link to pay the course fee.

IMG_3191Embroiderers with general basic skills and knowledge will have no difficulty with the course. If you have never embroidered before, I would HIGHLY recommend that you either find an experienced stitching buddy to do the course with you, or wait until you have gained at least two years of stitching experience. That said, if you’re willing to give it a go as a beginner, I’ll do my best to help you with any stitching or embroidery questions!

There is no kit offered for this course. Sometimes the cost of the class and the cost of the materials puts embroidery courses out of reach of many of us. The materials we will use include linen or white, heavyweight cotton fabric for the cap, silk or lightweight cotton for the lining, silk or stranded cotton threads and a metal thread of your choice. I will give you various choices for what I know will work, to create a beautiful miniature cap that is within your budget. An email will arrive as soon as you register with a complete list of everything you will need for the course so you will have ample time to purchase/order the things you will need. If you have any questions prior to that concerning materials, please contact me at

IMG_3204Along with your supply list, you will receive the pattern as a PDF in two formats – one for a completed cap with 4 panels and one for a single panel of the cap, which you may choose to work up to be framed. The choice is yours!

I do hope you’ll join us! You may register for the course below or, if you have any questions, please contact me via the contact page you’ll find at the top of the web site and I’ll be happy to answer them!

*This allows the use of their images without additional permission provided that we cite the Folger Shakespeare Library as the source and license anything created using the images under the same or equivalent license.

Course Payment in full: one payment of $80 (US Dollars)

  • Pay for the course all at once. You will then receive a supply list so you can gather your supplies and materials for the start of the course. 
  • The course will begin on June 15, 2017. You will receive each of the 12 lessons on the 15th of the month from June 15, 2017 – May 15, 2018.

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