Victorian style hand embroidery

Picturesque Dillington House
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Description

Using floral designs from a selection of antique patterns from 1880 this course combines couching of a variety of metal threads with silk shading, stem stitch, chain stitch and a variety of other hand embroidery stitches.

The class focuses on using stranded cotton in one or two strands to give an intricate and dainty feel to the work.

There will be a variety of designs to choose from and you can use colours of your choice.

Tutor Information
Clare Clensy trained as an apprentice for three years at The Royal School of Needlework, Hampton Court Palace. On completing her apprenticeship Clare returned to Wiltshire and established her own business Vine Embroidery. Vine Embroidery takes on a variety of individual commissions, including work for many of the Embroidery magazines. Restoration work on pieces such as antique samplers, christening robes, ecclesiastical pieces and family heirlooms are also undertaken. Clare also teaches, gives talks, produces her own range of embroidery kits and has had a book published - A Beginners Guide to Silk Shading.

Refunds are not available on this booking. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

The residential fee includes tuition, full board and accommodation, plus travel and admission for field trips where applicable unless stated otherwise.

The non-residential fee includes tuition, lunch, dinner and refreshments, plus travel and admission for field trips where applicable unless stated otherwise.

Courses starting with dinner include an evening session which will run from approximately 8.30pm - 9.30pm. Most weekend and short courses include one free session each full day - this will either be after lunch or after dinner dependent on the course content. Daily sessions for weekend and short courses usually begin at 9.30am.

Maker

Bookings team at Dillington House. Somerset County Council

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Venue

Dillington House
Ilminster
Somerset
TA19 9DT

Suitable for

  • Accommodation offered
  • Adults
  • Hearing impaired
  • Intermediate level
  • Limited mobility
  • Parking provided
  • Residential
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • UK Holiday
  • Wheelchair users

Duration

2½ days (4:00pm to 2:00pm)

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Price

£410

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