Summer School 2015

Summer School 2015 - 17th July, 18th and 19th, was held at 
Scalford Hall, Melton Mowbray LE14 4UB

Photos from the 2015 Summer School

Summer School 2015


Summer School is open to stitchers of all abilities, whether you are a complete beginner or have been stitching for more years than you care to remember.

Scalford Hall was chosen because it is almost the central point of our wide spread region and is one of the few places where all our activities can take place under one roof. The previous two venues had separate eating & sleeping accommodation.  Added to that it is a nice Country House set in lovely surroundings with excellent food.  We offer approximately 16 hours of tuition starting on the Friday evening through to mid afternoon on Sunday.   The price for the 2015 Summer School was £290 which is similar in cost to using other venues in the area for example Bishop Grosseteste in Lincoln where the Summer School was previously held.  We have also done price comparisons with other summer schools for this year and again the price of ours is comparable.   For example Bath’s summer school for this year is £190 without accommodation and East region have a similar offering for £265 but it only includes 12 hours of tuition.

Above all Summer School is a place to meet like-minded people in friendly and comfortable surrounding giving you the opportunity to work on developing your stitching techniques for a whole weekend.

I hope this gives you a better understanding of Summer school but if you have any further questions please email Hilary or myself.

Please see right for the details of their workshops. Clicking on their names will take you to their websites.

Our contact details are as follows :-

Hilary's email - hilaryfarley@live.com 01673 858463
Di’s email - jonathan.sharpe3@gmail.com 01522 402490 mob. 07973 285926 if you have anything you need to query.

Scalford Hall

This is a delightful country house built in 1900 with many new additions. 
The main house 
has welcoming mellow panelling framing a beautiful oak staircase, a comfortable lounge 
and bar area. 
The gardens overlook the Leicestershire countryside.
  • All training rooms are light and airy.

  • The bedrooms are all en-suite, complementary Wi-fi access, TV, desk and 
    seating 
    space, telephone and complimentary hospitality trays. 

  • We shall have single 
    occupancy in all bedrooms.

  • The restaurant offers a-la-carte catering so all dietary needs can be catered 
    for.

  • All parts of the Hall are accessible by wheelchair and scooter.

  • Bar, gym and games room too!

The tutors were -


Her workshop was based on her fantastic darning  technique to create exciting vignettes.


See further details attached at the bottom of this page.



Wendy Cotterill – Dreaming Spires

Working with synthetic spunbonded fabrics, learn how to dye & colour these fabrics and use heat distressing techniques to create stunning fabrics on which to stitch.


Shelley Rhodes – Stitched Drawings

Learn to eliminate the fear of drawing, using mixed media.  Your drawings will be collaged, layered, combined using tape, staples, pins and stitched into using hand and/or machine stitch.


Course Fee, Accommodation and Full Board (£290)
Some Non Residential places available including evening Meal (£200)



See Scalford Hall website for more information.



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