The final course in our Cultural Craft series: Stumpwork


Two Day Course

Rebecca Webb

25 May 2021 to 1 June 2021

£124 includes materials & 10% new tutor discount

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The final course in our Cultural Craft series; Stumpwork

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 through a presentation, background music and a taste of historic recipes. In this course, you will learn some of the basic techniques of stumpwork embroidery to create this simple flower design, which you can personalise through the colours you choose. There will be an introduction to the history, culture and development of stumpwork embroidery, which originated from the Stuart period. This is suitable for beginners who have previous experience and knowledge of basic hand embroidery and want to improve their skills further. Working outside of the class between each session is required to finish your piece.

Tutor information

Rebecca has always been fascinated by the intricate details in life, particularly in art, historic costumes and textiles.

After studying (ND) Textiles and (BA Hons) Costume Interpretation, she realised that, although she loved learning the history behind period costumes and textile techniques, her favourite part of creating the costumes was the surface embellishment: primarily lacemaking, embroidery and beading.

After teaching in London for several years, she returned to Somerset to pursue what she is most passionate about – classes combining textile techniques with the history and culture behind them.

Rebecca hopes to help keep these alive for the next generation.

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.