The first course in our Cultural Craft series: Medieval Englishwork
A series of six Cultural Craft classes throughout the year. Each one focussing on a different technique with an introduction to the history and culture of the time through a presentation, background music and a taste of historic recipes.
Our first Cultural Craft Class is Medieval Englishwork
A beginner’s day workshop of learning basic embroidery techniques through Traditional Medieval Englishwork 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 the very basics of hand embroidery through a beginner’s motif of a hare in the style of the ‘cartoons’ popular during the Medieval period. This is suitable for absolute beginners, and will cover how to set up your fabric and frame for embroidering, some of the basic stitches used in Medieval Englishwork and an introduction into the history of the Medieval times and development of embroidery during the period.
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.
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.