Stumpwork Embroidery Stumpwork Embroidery Inspired by Tudor Textiles Week Holiday



Stumpwork is a three-dimensional embroidery technique which became very popular in the 16th and 17th centuries and was used on book bindings, mirrors, pictorial embroideries and most famously caskets. We will take inspiration from historical examples, looking at design, history and the use of stitches. During the week you will be able to work on your own piece of embroidery and include a variety of hand stitches, raised work techniques and needlelace. Course runs from Dinner on Sunday to Lunch on Friday. Tutor Information Annette Bolton studied City and Guilds in a variety of subjects covering beading, hand and machine embroidery, Stumpwork, mixed media and design.  She has been teaching for over 25 years including City and Guilds in Stumpwork. She has a great passion for her subject, a regular contributor to stitching and beading magazines, as well as being a registered tutor for the learning curve at Alexandra Palace and the Great British Bead Show.

What's included in the price?

The residential fee includes tuition, full board, five nights en-suite accommodation and refreshments.. Non residential places also available.


4½ days (4:30pm to 2:30pm)

Cancellation policy

Non-refundable - Refunds are not available


Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Wheelchair users
  • Hearing impaired
  • Vision impaired
  • Limited mobility
  • Learning difficulties (SEN)
  • Residential
  • Intermediate level
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • UK Holiday
  • Accommodation offered
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Suitable for beginners
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Dillington House, , Ilminster, Somerset, TA19 9DT