Jenny Adin-Christie the Shepherdess?
4th March 2022
Many of you know of Jenny Adin-Christie, who produces stunning needlework designs filled with delicate and exquisite detail. We can all imagine Jenny seated with a needle in hand, carefully deciding where to add the next stitch. But herding sheep?
Never fear, Jenny hasn’t decided to make a career change. Instead, she’s just been granted the Freedom of the City of London, which is the next stage in her becoming a Broderer of the Worshipful Company of Broderers.
This is an honour that has been bestowed on the finest needleworkers since the Middle Ages, so Jenny follows in a long line of master embroiderers.
If you’re wondering where the sheep come into it, it’s related to one of the privileges granted to her new title. Jenny explains:
‘I can now herd sheep over London Bridge and I can't wait! I always wanted to be a shepherdess as a child!’
Obviously, this is a historic privilege that may not be so practical in 2022, unless the sheep can find a way to navigate the cars, buses and taxis that now take up most of the space on that famous monument!