Summer School 2017

Summer School 2017 - 14th, 15th and 16th of July,

was held at Scalford Hall

Photos from the 2017 Summer School, also Facebook page

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.

The tutors were -

Julie Willoughby


During this workshop, you will create a small decorative panel of quilted and stuffed fruit, leaves and flowers inspired by Grinling Gibbons and decorative Rococo architecture.

Nicola Jarvis

Tales from the Frosty Garden

In this workshop, using traditional embroidery techniques, you will create an ornate ‘Squirrel’ and ‘Owl’ worked in embellished White Work techniques, on your choice of background colour. This will combine elements of Broderie Anglaise, Richelieu style cutwork and Mountmellick on linen, embellished with beads & sequins. The ever-popular Nicola is Royal School of Needlework trained. Her work is based on her intricate drawings and paintings informed by natural forms, embroidery and decoration. Please note Nicola is providing a kit for this workshop, the cost is £30 and is not included in your fee. The kit includes a hand drawn motif 35x35 cm, 100% linen square, needles all DMC & Au Ver A Soie threads, beads, sequins, crystals and instruction booklet.

Jan Dowson


Learn to make a textile collage with guidance from Jan. Working from memories of family, a special place you have visited, or a collection of small objects, you will learn how to make a collage, attach the fabrics to the foundation, traditional finger turned appliqué for a flower or bird. Also, simple on-lay appliqué to create a naïve and aged look, embellished with hand embroidery stitches. We can also look at how some traditional patchwork techniques can also be incorporated.