The fourth in our Cultural Craft series: Gingham Embroidered Tea Towels


Day course

Rebecca Webb

16 February 2021

£62 includes materials & 10% new tutor discount

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The fourth in our Cultural Craft series: Gingham Embroidered Tea Towels

A beginner’s day workshop, learning the basics of hand embroidery on Gingham fabric to embellish your very own tea towel. With an introduction to the history and culture of the time through a presentation, background music and a taste of historic recipes. In this workshop you will embellish a Gingham fabric tea towel, learning how to use basic embroidery stitches and techniques to create a ‘lace’ effect. You can personalise your design through the colours you choose. There will also be an introduction to the history, culture and development of Gingham embroidery, which was very popular during the depression period in America. This workshop is suitable for absolute beginners with little or no previous knowledge or experience of hand embroidery.

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.