Dillington House. Somerset County Council

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Dillington House
Ilminster
Somerset
TA19 9DT

Dillington House. Somerset County Council

Dillington House. Somerset County Council's Courses

Basic Corn Dolly Making
Basic Corn Dolly Making
In-person course
Somerset - Next course on 13th March 2021
£66
Corn Dollies are a form of straw work made as part of harvest customs and decoration. During the day you will be shown traditional methods of making a Corn Dolly...
Basic Corn Dolly Making - One Day Course
Basic Corn Dolly Making - One Day Course
In-person course
Somerset - Next course on 13th March 2021
£68
Corn Dollies are a form of straw work made as part of harvest customs and decoration. During the day you will be shown traditional methods of making a Corn Dolly...
Beginner's Crochet - One Day Course
Beginner's Crochet - One Day Course
In-person course
Somerset - Next course on 15th March 2021
£63
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...
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 - A Week Long Break
Bobbin Lace - A Week Long Break
In-person course
Somerset - Next course on 27th June 2021
£931
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...
Bookbinding
Bookbinding
In-person course
Somerset - Next course on 15th March 2021
£694
This course for intermediate students is designed to develop the skills of those who have followed the beginners’ introductory course and would like to pursue the craft further. Students will...
Bookbinding - Embroidery Techniques on Leather
Bookbinding - Embroidery Techniques on Leather
In-person course
Somerset - Next course on 25th May 2021
£463
The course will start with learning about different embroidery techniques and stitches and making an embroidery sampler to test all of these techniques out. Students will then work with leather...
Bookbinding - The Presentation Album Workshop
Bookbinding - The Presentation Album Workshop
In-person course
Somerset - Next course on 14th April 2021
£378
The Presentation Album was developed as an answer to a question: how to create a simple but handsome album that would house photos in an elegant embossed page without swelling...
Bookbinding clamshell box
Bookbinding clamshell box
In-person course
Somerset - Next course on 12th April 2021
£348
In every household we encounter numerous projects that require the boxing of books. In this Workshop we will brush up our skills in board construction and covering technique, explore box...
Bookbinding: Cross Structured and Cut Flush
Bookbinding: Cross Structured and Cut Flush
In-person course
Somerset - Next course on 20th September 2021
£694
Try out and explore two contrasting bookbinding structures. The Crossed-Structure binding, from Carmencho Arregui, is simple yet full of potential. Flexible and endlessly variable, it works well with a variety...
Bookbinding: The Ideal Sketchbook
Bookbinding: The Ideal Sketchbook
In-person course
Somerset - Next course on 12th April 2021
£378
Strong, elegant and pleasing to use, this was the 'daybook' of choice for all the great romantic English poets and artists. This structure is modelled on the nineteenth century artists'...
Chinese Brush Painting - Flower, Bird and Insects in Freehand Style
Chinese Brush Painting - Flower, Bird and Insects in Freehand Style
In-person course
Somerset - Next course on 11th March 2021
£112
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...
Colour, Clarity & Composition - 3 Day Break
Colour, Clarity & Composition - 3 Day Break
In-person course
Somerset - Next course on 19th March 2021
£348
Understanding colour relationships is the key to successful painting, so we will explore in greater depth the way pure pigments interact with each other to give clarity and transparency to...
Corn Dolly Making (Advanced)
Corn Dolly Making (Advanced)
In-person course
Somerset - Next course on 10th April 2021
£68
If you have attended one of Michaels' courses before this will help you advance your skills. Spend the day working with straw using traditional methods to create a beautiful pot...
Embroidered Wildflower Garland
Embroidered Wildflower Garland
In-person course
Somerset - Next course on 4th June 2021
£348
This course is suitable for all including beginners. On this course you will learn how to use a wide variety of hand embroidery stitches to produce a lovely garland of...
Embroidery & Appliqued Sewing Pouch
Embroidery & Appliqued Sewing Pouch
In-person course
Somerset - Next course on 19th March 2021
£348
This course is suitable for all including beginners. On this interesting course you will be shown how to make a beautiful sewing companion, which will be decorated with a variety...
Experimental Watercolour and More
Experimental Watercolour and More
In-person course
Somerset - Next course on 20th June 2021
£462
Experimental Watercolour and More An opportunity for those with some watercolour experience to explore a variety of watercolour techniques. The tutor will bring in water soluable crayons, collage material and...
Full Day Screen Printing Workshop
Full Day Screen Printing Workshop
In-person course
Somerset - Next course on 10th May 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...
Honiton Lace - Weekend Break
Honiton Lace - Weekend Break
In-person course
Somerset - Next course on 9th April 2021
£338
This practical course is designed for bobbin lacemakers of all abilities. For those who have knowledge of basic bobbin stitches there is the opportunity to be introduced to the techniques...
Intarsia Knitting Workshop
Intarsia Knitting Workshop
In-person course
Somerset - Next course on 10th April 2021
£66
Sample based – Master the wonderful technique of intarsia colour knitting, work individual motifs within your design. I will provide a selection of floral charts to work through on the...
Introduction to Making and Drawing with Botanical Ink
Introduction to Making and Drawing with Botanical Ink
In-person course
Somerset - Next course on 16th March 2021
£76
Over the course of the day we will identify and harvest plants and process them into inks and dyes for paper. We will look at, create and understand where to...
Kingfisher Needle Felting Workshop - Intermediate
Kingfisher Needle Felting Workshop - Intermediate
In-person course
Somerset - Next course on 8th May 2021
£136
On this new exciting two day needle felting workshop fibre artist Carla Taylor of The Mousehole Woolery will guide you step by step through both the intermediate and more advanced...
Letter Carving in Wood for Beginners
Letter Carving in Wood for Beginners
In-person course
Somerset - Next course on 29th March 2021
£112
The course will allow the student to learn the basic skills to carve letters in wood. Most students will complete an A4 sized sign in the two days, but this...
Magical Running Hare Needle Felting Workshop - Two Day Course
Magical Running Hare Needle Felting Workshop - Two Day Course
In-person course
Somerset - Next course on 1st March 2021
£132
Come and join us for a relaxing, inspirational fun couple of days of needle felting with like minded, friendly and creative people! On this new exciting two day needle felting...
Mountain Cornflower Hand Embroidery
Mountain Cornflower Hand Embroidery
In-person course
Somerset - Next course on 8th March 2021
£68
This is a creative hand embroidery workshop which will celebrate the beauty of the Mountain Cornflower, commonly found growing in our gardens in the Spring. We will be making a...
Nalbinding
Nalbinding
In-person course
Somerset - Next course on 21st June 2021
£64
Nalbinding is a technique using individual lengths of wool and a flat wood or bone needle to create a knitted like garment. Whilst the process is not like knitting or...
No brush necessary - one day course
No brush necessary - one day course
In-person course
Somerset - Next course on 8th May 2021
£56
“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...
Painting for Beginners: One Step Further - Three Day Course
Painting for Beginners: One Step Further - Three Day Course
In-person course
Somerset - Next course on 28th June 2021
£175
This series of workshops, which runs over three consecutive Mondays, is designed for students who have had an initial introduction to watercolour and who want to take the next step....
Painting Landscapes in Oils - Two Day Course
Painting Landscapes in Oils - Two Day Course
In-person course
Somerset - Next course on 11th October 2021
£105
Caroline is an enthusiastic and inspiring teacher of oil painting. She will be fully demonstrating how to simplify and paint beautiful landscapes/ seascapes step by step using oils, an exciting...
Ribbon Embroidery - Day Course
Ribbon Embroidery - Day Course
In-person course
Somerset - Next course on 30th March 2021
£62
A beginner's workshop learning the basic techniques of ribbon embroidery, with an introduction to the history and culture of the time through a presentation, background music and a taste of...
Sewing Bee - Get to know your Overlocker
Sewing Bee - Get to know your Overlocker
In-person course
Somerset - Next course on 22nd May 2021
£58
A series of sewing courses each one building your skills and confidence. Get to Know Your Overlocker. Overlockers are a great addition to the dressmaker's kit, making a professional finish...
Sewing Bee - Make a Skirt in Two Days
Sewing Bee - Make a Skirt in Two Days
In-person course
Somerset - Next course on 6th March 2021
£116
This two-day course is aimed at students who would like to learn more about making their own skirt patterns, creating their own design to suit their figure. Body measurements will...
Somerset Star - A Patchwork Beauty
Somerset Star - A Patchwork Beauty
In-person course
Somerset - Next course on 10th May 2021
£68
To celebrate Somerset Day 2021 come to this creative textile workshop to make your own Somerset Star. We will be using some different approaches to this well-known patchwork technique. Create...
Stumpwork for Beginners - Two Day Course
Stumpwork for Beginners - Two Day Course
In-person course
Somerset - Next course on 25th May 2021
£124
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...
Stumpwork for Intermediates - Two Day Course
Stumpwork for Intermediates - Two Day Course
In-person course
Somerset - Next course on 27th July 2021
£124
A beginner's workshop learning the basic techniques of ribbon embroidery, with an introduction to the history and culture of the time through a presentation, background music and a taste of...
Surface Textile Design
Surface Textile Design
In-person course
Somerset - Next course on 14th June 2021
£66
This is a very inspirational day where you will work on pre knitted swatches, we will practice our embroidery stitches, add applique, embellish the surface in various ways including beads,...
Three Ways to Paint an Abstract
Three Ways to Paint an Abstract
In-person course
Somerset - Next course on 31st March 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...
Watercolour Spring Landscape
Watercolour Spring Landscape
In-person course
Somerset - Next course on 18th April 2021
£339
Immerse yourself in the colour and variety of spring blooms and explore some exciting ways of working wet into wet with the addition of other water soluble media into your...
Watercolour Summer Workshop - Four Day Break
Watercolour Summer Workshop - Four Day Break
In-person course
Somerset - Next course on 18th April 2021
£507
Immerse yourself in the colour and variety of summer blooms and explore some exciting ways of working wet into wet with the addition of other watersoluble media into your watercolours....
Watercolour: Lights and Highlights
Watercolour: Lights and Highlights
In-person course
Somerset - Next course on 5th March 2021
£348
One of the most fascinating AND most difficult aspects of watercolour is to produce paintings that are fresh and full of light. Identifying the whites, the lights and the brights...
Wildlife & Natural History Painting in Gouache - Two Day Break
Wildlife & Natural History Painting in Gouache - Two Day Break
In-person course
Somerset - Next course on 6th April 2021
£353
This course is designed for beginners and upwards and will teach you how to make a true representation of a wildlife subject using illustrative painting techniques whilst not requiring any...
Willow Dragonfly - One Day Course
Willow Dragonfly - One Day Course
In-person course
Somerset - Next course on 26th May 2021
£93
Come and make a 3 foot wide willow flying dragonfly for your home or garden. All materials provided and full guidance to make a willow sculpture. Just bring enthusiasm, your...
Willow Owl - One Day Course
Willow Owl - One Day Course
In-person course
Somerset - Next course on 30th June 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 Pigs - One Day Course
Willow Pigs - One Day Course
In-person course
Somerset - Next course on 31st March 2021
£101
Come and make a 2 foot high, 3 foot long willow pig for your home or garden with local Somerset artist Jo Sadler of Forged n Willow. Jo will guide...
Willow Sitting Cat - One Day Course
Willow Sitting Cat - One Day Course
In-person course
Somerset - Next course on 24th April 2021
£101
Come and make a 2 foot high sitting up willow cat for your home or garden with local Somerset artist Jo Sadler of Forged n Willow. Jo will guide you...