Summer School 2018

Fri 13th, Sat 14th and Sun 15th of July, will be held at

Scalford Hall, Melton Mowbray LE14 4UB

The tutors for 2018 are Wendy Dolan,Jane Drummond and Nikki Parmenter, details of the individual workshops are on the right of the page, the cost for this year is £305 for residential or £240 for non residential.

The booking form is available at the foot of the page- open for booking from January 2018.

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 widespread 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, ok when the weather's fine but not when it rains! 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.

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 Marianne Young

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

Course Fee, Accommodation and Full Board (£305)

Some Non Residential places are available including evening Meal (£240) see bottom of page for booking form - booking now open for 2018 - PLEASE NOTE - WENDY DOLAN IS NOW FULLY BOOKED 20/01/2018

Update 20/01/2018 - Places still available with NIKKI AND JANE

Contact details are as follows :-

Marianne Young

Telephone 01476 861534 - please leave a message and contact telephone number or email address

The 2018 tutors are :

Wendy Dolan

Jane Drummond

Nikki Parmenter


Wendy Dolan - "Architecture in Stitch" pieced,layered textured surfaces embellished with machine stitching.

Jane Drummond "Crewelwork" traditional hand stitching with RSN trained Jane,a choice of motifs can be chosen (stems,leaves and flowers) and embroidered to your own design,using a variety of hand stitches.

Nikki Parmenter - "underwater world"- starting with a a hula -hoop as a frame,fabrics will be bonded,soldered and sewn to create a dense surface to be combined with other materials to produce an underwater scene.

Images of bonded fabrics by previous students of Nikki Parmenter

Example of sewn birds - these could be achieved by using bonded fabrics.

See Scalford Hall website for more information.

Hotel phone number 01664 444 654.

Please note :Scalford Hall Hotel is easily reachable but certain Satellite Navigation systems may struggle to find our exact location due to our rural setting. Some systems may also direct you through a nearby gated road which, although a valid route, can be an inconvenience. We would advise that all visitors to Scalford Hall Hotel familiarise themselves with our location before starting their journey and enter postcode LE13 1LH into their SatNav. This route will bring you out onto the Scalford/Melton Road and you simply continue driving north for approximately 1.4 miles.

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 will be single occupancy & are all en-suite, complementary Wi-fi access, TV, desk and seating space, telephone and complimentary hospitality trays.

  • All dietary needs can be catered for.

  • Most of the Hall is accessible by wheelchair and scooter.

  • Bar, gym and games room too!