Residential course

Annette Bolton

15 August 2021 to 20 August 2021

£265 Non-residential fee, £780 Single bedroom or shared occupancy, £890 Double bedroom single occupancy

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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 on flowers and will cover many different and varied hand embroidery stitches, as well as an emphasis on needlelace. We will be using fine threads, with the addition of gold beads, fabric, sequins and threads, and other embellishments. Inspiration will be taken from a variety of sources, including historical Stumpwork pieces, books, pictures etc.

This course will be suitable for all abilities, including beginners.

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.

Covid information

Dillington House wishes to reassure everyone that we are working closely with Somerset County Council to ensure every measure is being taken to make Dillington House a safe place for everyone.

All course participants will be sent further guidance prior to the course date.

Dillington House is following Government guidelines and adhering to new guidance including local or national lockdowns.

All places booked can be transferred or refunded in the event this course is cancelled. Individuals who are affected by local lockdowns will be able to transfer to an alternative course. All other terms and conditions apply.