Dillington House. Somerset County Council

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Dillington House
Ilminster
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TA19 9DT

Dillington House. Somerset County Council

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A Country Bouquet - Ribbon Embroidery
A Country Bouquet - Ribbon Embroidery
In-person course
Somerset - Next course on 2nd September 2021
£73
Create your own beautiful bouquet of flowers and foliage in stitch and pure silk ribbon embroidery. This technique is very satisfying and easy to master. Your finished piece could be...
Advanced Crochet Workshop
Advanced Crochet Workshop
In-person course
Somerset - Next course on 9th September 2021
£66
This course is part of  Dillington Discoveries Autumn week. Add dimension to your stitchwork and create more texture in your crochet. Learn the secrets of blending colour whilst working with...
Art Courses with David Chandler - Week Holiday
Art Courses with David Chandler - Week Holiday
In-person course
Somerset - Next course on 5th September 2021
£780
These courses are part of Dillington Discovery Autumn week. Monday to Wednesday - Pencil to Paint Our relationship with art usually begins with a line, when we first take up...
Autumn Woodland Needle Felting Workshop
Autumn Woodland Needle Felting Workshop
In-person course
Somerset - Next course on 6th September 2021
£73
This course is part of Dillington Discovery Autumn week. Love wool? Then you'll love needle felting! Fibre artist Carla Taylor of The Mousehole Woolery will guide you step by step...
Bags of Fun
Bags of Fun
In-person course
Somerset - Next course on 28th September 2021
£56
Making bags is a great way of using up small amounts of fabric left over from larger projects, perhaps to match or co-ordinate with an outfit. Students can use their...
Beginner's Crochet - One Day Course
Beginner's Crochet - One Day Course
In-person course
Somerset - Next course on 13th September 2021
£65
Master the basics of crochet on this one-day workshop. Learn how to create a basic chain and simple crochet stitches. The day is very hands on and you will be...
Beginners Knitting - One Day Course
Beginners Knitting - One Day Course
In-person course
Somerset - Next course on 23rd August 2021
£65
Start your journey into the wonderful world of knitting. You will be guided through the basic techniques of cast on and cast off, the first knit and purl stitches and...
Bobbin Lace
Bobbin Lace
In-person course
Somerset - Next course on 15th October 2021
£479
This is a practical course for all abilities of lacemakers from those who have a knowledge of only the basic stitches to those who wish to study advanced techniques in...
Bobbin Lace - Weekend Course
Bobbin Lace - Weekend Course
In-person course
Somerset - Next course on 15th October 2021
£535
This is a practical course for all abilities of lacemakers from those who have a knowledge of only the basic stitches to those who wish to study advanced techniques in...
Chinese Brush Painting - Flower, Bird and Insects in Freehand Style. COURSE FULL
Chinese Brush Painting - Flower, Bird and Insects in Freehand Style. COURSE FULL
In-person course
Somerset - Next course on 10th August 2021
£116
This practical course will focus on painting flower and birds as well as some insects in freehand style. It will start from wisteria with bird, then bamboo, followed by peony...
Christmas Card & Gift Block Printing Workshop
Christmas Card & Gift Block Printing Workshop
In-person course
Somerset - Next course on 16th November 2021
£75
A day to explore the craft of Indian Block Printing to create your own wrapping paper, cards and textile product. You will have the opportunity to use a collection of...
Colourwork Knitting Taster Workshop
Colourwork Knitting Taster Workshop
In-person course
Somerset - Next course on 17th August 2021
£66
This course is part of  Dillington Discoveries Summer week. Learn the secrets behind working with more than one colour with three very different techniques. On this workshop we will look...
Corn Dolly Christmas Decorations Workshop - One Day Course
Corn Dolly Christmas Decorations Workshop - One Day Course
In-person course
Somerset - Next course on 15th November 2021
£68
This course is idea for those with a love of traditional English crafts. Corn dollies are a form of straw work made as decoration. During the day you will be...
Country Hares & Foxes Needle Felting Day Workshop
Country Hares & Foxes Needle Felting Day Workshop
In-person course
Somerset - Next course on 7th September 2021
£73
This course is part of Dillington Discovery Autumn week. Love wool? Then you'll love needle felting! This course is part of Dillington Discovery Autumn week. Love wool? Then you'll love...
Crochet Jewellery Workshop
Crochet Jewellery Workshop
In-person course
Somerset - Next course on 17th August 2021
£66
This course is part of  Dillington Discoveries Summer week. Be inspired and create a unique piece of wearable art. Using the very basic of crochet stitches, we will cover all...
Festive Copper Foil Stained Glass Workshop
Festive Copper Foil Stained Glass Workshop
In-person course
Somerset - Next course on 22nd November 2021
£79
This course introduces students to the copper foil method of stained glass making. Often referred to as the Tiffany method, after Louis Comfort Tiffany. This method is used to make...
Full Day Screen Printing Workshop - COURSE FULL
Full Day Screen Printing Workshop - COURSE FULL
In-person course
Somerset - Next course on 17th September 2021
£62
You will spend time in the beautiful grounds of Dillington House drawing, photographing and collecting items. These will then be developed into a stencil design for screen printing. Students can...
Harvest Corn Dolly Workshop
Harvest Corn Dolly Workshop
In-person course
Somerset - Next course on 23rd August 2021
£68
Corn dollies or corn mothers are a form of straw work made as part of harvest customs of Europe before mechanization. Before Christianisation, in traditional pagan European culture it was...
Indian Block Printing - One Day Course COURSE FULL
Indian Block Printing - One Day Course COURSE FULL
In-person course
Somerset - Next course on 24th August 2021
£66
Learn about the traditional skill of Indian Block Printing with images of block printing around Jaipur, handling hand printed fabrics and hand carved blocks. You will print tissue paper, card...
Inspired by Nature Sewing Workshop
Inspired by Nature Sewing Workshop
In-person course
Somerset - Next course on 7th September 2021
£66
This course is part of  Dillington Discoveries Autumn week. Create your own unique design on an existing piece of work. Bring your inspiration – it may be a drawing, simple...
Introduction to Printed Textiles - COURSE FULL
Introduction to Printed Textiles - COURSE FULL
In-person course
Somerset - Next course on 4th October 2021
£68
A day of exploration with colour, design and textiles. Three different methods of fabric design will be introduced using a variety of fabrics. In the morning we will use Indian...
Majestic Barn Owl Needle Felting Three Day Workshop
Majestic Barn Owl Needle Felting Three Day Workshop
In-person course
Somerset - Next course on 8th September 2021
£169
This course is part of Dillington Discovery Autumn week. Love wool? Then you'll love needle felting! Fibre artist Carla Taylor of The Mousehole Woolery will guide you step by step...
Making a Leaded Stained Glass Panel Workshop - Two Day Course
Making a Leaded Stained Glass Panel Workshop - Two Day Course
In-person course
Somerset - Next course on 31st August 2021
£152
This two day course will enable you to create your own stained glass panel using the traditional method of combining coloured glass with lead. Stained Glass is an ancient art...
No Brush Necessary - one day course
No Brush Necessary - one day course
In-person course
Somerset - Next course on 14th October 2021
£58
“What’s drawing and painting? I’d use a hammer and chisel if I had to.”Oskar Kokoschka (1886-1980) Conventional watercolour wisdom has it that the best way to get paint onto paper...
Paper Cutting Two Day Workshop
Paper Cutting Two Day Workshop
In-person course
Somerset - Next course on 5th March 2022
£132
After mastering some basic cutting skills, students will cut out a prepared design and then design and cut out a monogram of their initials. They will design a panel (A4...
Pencil to Paint Three Day Art Course
Pencil to Paint Three Day Art Course
In-person course
Somerset - Next course on 6th September 2021
£174
This course is part of Dillington Discovery Autumn week. Our relationship with art usually begins with a line, when we first take up a pencil or a crayon and scribble...
Quilling for Beginners Workshop
Quilling for Beginners Workshop
In-person course
Somerset - Next course on 27th October 2021
£70
This course would appeal to paper crafters and card makers. An introduction to a relaxing and fulfilling craft, that needs only your fingers, a quilling tool, paper and glue. This...
Sculpting with Colour Two Day Art Course
Sculpting with Colour Two Day Art Course
In-person course
Somerset - Next course on 9th September 2021
£93
This course is part of Dillington Discovery Autumn week. Many of us are quite at home with the business of working in two-dimensions. Drawing and painting, we feel, are things...
St Ives Artists - Ben Nicholson: Another Dimension
St Ives Artists - Ben Nicholson: Another Dimension
In-person course
Somerset - Next course on 20th November 2021
£58
From Caravaggio to Constable, one of the abiding preoccupations of Western Art has been the play of light and shade. To be able to conjure in oil or watercolour, a...
St Ives Artists - Peter Lanyon; A New Point of View
St Ives Artists - Peter Lanyon; A New Point of View
In-person course
Somerset - Next course on 8th January 2022
£58
‘I want to show what I know and what I feel. Not just what I see.’ Before it can be painted, the landscape must be experienced and that is why...
Stumpwork - Week Holiday
Stumpwork - Week Holiday
In-person course
Somerset - Next course on 15th August 2021
£780
This course is part of Dillington Discoveries Summer week. An exciting course exploring the beautiful and fascinating 16th century raised embroidery technique known as Stumpwork. The theme would be based...
The Joy of Watercolour - Week Holiday COURSE FULL
The Joy of Watercolour - Week Holiday COURSE FULL
In-person course
Somerset - Next course on 15th August 2021
£780
This course is part of Dillington Discovery Summer week. Celebrate the joy of watercolour with this week of painting in the glorious surroundings of Dillington House and Gardens. Most of...
The Needle Felted Flora & Fauna of the British Countryside - Week Holiday
The Needle Felted Flora & Fauna of the British Countryside - Week Holiday
In-person course
Somerset - Next course on 5th September 2021
£780
Love wool? Then you'll love needle felting! Fibre artist Carla Taylor of The Mousehole Woolery will guide you step by step through the techniques of needle felting as well as...
Three Ways to Paint an Abstract
Three Ways to Paint an Abstract
In-person course
Somerset - Next course on 27th September 2021
£58
“What does it mean, jellybean?... Even if I knew, I could only know what I thought it meant.” John Chamberlain (1927-2011). Abstract art may be over one hundred years old...
Traditional Crewelwork Embroidery - Weekend Break
Traditional Crewelwork Embroidery - Weekend Break
In-person course
Somerset - Next course on 12th November 2021
£348
Learn how to embroider a traditional crewelwork design using fine crewel wools. A variety of hand embroidery stitches will be covered. Students will learn how to stitch beautiful Jacobean-style motifs...
Vintage Wren Needle Felting Workshop
Vintage Wren Needle Felting Workshop
In-person course
Somerset - Next course on 23rd August 2021
£73
Love wool? Then you'll love needle felting! Fibre artist Carla Taylor of The Mousehole Woolery will guide you step by step through the basic techniques of needle felting as well...
Willow Angels Workshop
Willow Angels Workshop
In-person course
Somerset - Next course on 16th November 2021
£110
Come and make a 4 foot high willow Angel with wings - new for Winter Season for your home or garden with local Somerset artist Jo Sadler of Forged n...
Willow Deer - One Day Workshop COURSE FULL
Willow Deer - One Day Workshop COURSE FULL
In-person course
Somerset - Next course on 16th August 2021
£101
Come and make a 4 foot high willow deer with a basic metal frame for your home or garden with local Somerset artist Jo Sadler of Forged n Willow. Jo...
Willow Hares One Day Workshop
Willow Hares One Day Workshop
In-person course
Somerset - Next course on 18th August 2021
£101
Come and make a 3-4 foot willow sculpture for your home or garden with local Somerset artist Jo Sadler of Forged n Willow. Jo will guide you through each step...
Willow Owl - One Day Course
Willow Owl - One Day Course
In-person course
Somerset - Next course on 17th August 2021
£101
Come and make a 4 foot wide flying willow owl for your home or garden with local Somerset artist Jo Sadler of Forged n Willow. Jo will guide you through...
Willow Sculptures - Week Holiday
Willow Sculptures - Week Holiday
In-person course
Somerset - Next course on 15th August 2021
£780
These courses are part of Dillington Discoveries Summer week. Join local Somerset artist Jo Sadler of ‘Forged n Willow’ to make an animal sculpture. Jo will guide you through each...

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