Traditional Crewelwork Embroidery



Residential course

Clare Clensy

12 November 2021 to 14 November 2021

From £233 Non-resident fee

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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 using a variety of hand embroidery stitches such as grid stitch, French knots, long and short, chain stitch and stem stitch.

Jacobean crewel work designs are based around stylised mythical plants, pods and animals. They are traditionally embroidered in crewel wool on linen twill fabric, these will be available on the course, but if you prefer a modern twist, other fabrics and threads can be used.

You can either work  a design supplied by the teacher, or you can bring your own work along.

Residential Fees From: £348.   Non Residential: £233

Tutor information

Clare Clensy trained as an apprentice for three years at The Royal School of Needlework, Hampton Court Palace. On completing her apprenticeship Clare returned to Wiltshire and established her own business Vine Embroidery. Vine Embroidery takes on a variety of individual commissions, including work for many of the Embroidery magazines. Restoration work on pieces such as antique samplers, christening robes, ecclesiastical pieces and family heirlooms are also undertaken. Clare also teaches, gives talks, produces her own range of embroidery kits and has had a book published – A Beginners Guide to Silk Shading.

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.