Victorian Style Hand Embroidery



Residential course

Clare Clensy

22 June 2022 to 24 June 2022

From £240 Non-resident fee

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Using floral designs from a selection of antique patterns from 1880 this course combines couching of a variety of metal threads with silk shading, stem stitch, chain stitch and a variety of other hand embroidery stitches.

The class focuses on using stranded cotton in one or two strands to give an intricate and dainty feel to the work.

There will be a variety of designs to choose from and you can use colours of your choice.

Residential Fees From: £358.   Non Residential: £240

Course runs from Dinner on Wednesday to Lunch on Friday.

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.

Your questions answered

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.

All places booked can be transferred or refunded in the event this course is cancelled by Dillington House. See our Terms and conditions for more information.