In-person course

Stumpwork for Beginners - Two Day Course

Stumpwork Embroidery


This is a two-day course on Stumpwork A beginner's course, learning some of the basic techniques of Stumpwork embroidery with an introduction to the history and culture of the time through a presentation, background music and a taste of historic recipes. In this course, you will learn some of the basic techniques of stumpwork embroidery to create this simple flower design, which you can personalise through the colours you choose. There will be an introduction to the history, culture and development of stumpwork embroidery, which originated from the Stuart period. This is suitable for beginners who have previous experience and knowledge of basic hand embroidery and want to improve their skills further. Working outside of the class between each session is required to finish your piece.

Tutor Information
Rebecca has always been fascinated by the intricate details in life, particularly in art, historic costumes and textiles.
After studying (ND) Textiles and (BA Hons) Costume Interpretation, she realised that, although she loved learning the history behind period costumes and textile techniques, her favourite part of creating the costumes was the surface embellishment: primarily lacemaking, embroidery and beading.
After teaching in London for several years, she returned to Somerset to pursue what she is most passionate about - classes combining textile techniques with the history and culture behind them.
Rebecca hopes to help keep these alive for the next generation.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Includes tuition, all materials, three course hot/cold buffet lunch, refreshments.


Bookings team at Dillington House. Somerset County Council
Dillington House
TA19 9DT

Suitable for

  • Accommodation offered
  • Adults
  • Hearing impaired
  • Intermediate level
  • Learning difficulties (SEN)
  • Limited mobility
  • Parking provided
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners

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