Residential Weekend Summer School 2017

8th – 10th September 2017 – Belsey Bridge Conference Centre

image002The weekend’s activities will start at 5.00 pm on Friday afternoon, 8th September, with the arrival of students at the delightful Belsey Bridge Conference Centre, Ditchingham, nr. Bungay NR35 2DZ – full information about the Centre can be obtained by logging on to
The accommodation is arranged in single and double rooms on the ground and first floors, most rooms having en suite facilities, and full board is included in the fee for the weekend.
The courses on offer will provide 12 hours’ tuition, divided into eight sessions:  one on Friday evening, four on Saturday (the evening will be free) and three on Sunday.   The programme will finish after tea on Sunday afternoon.

The fee for the weekend is £275. for EG members (£300. for non-members), which can be paid in a lump sum or by deposit and three monthly-instalments, if required.

You can download the documents as follows:
PDF version summer-school-2017-a4-programme-flyer
Student Booking Form PDF 2017-studentbookform  Word 2017-studentbookform and please do remember to read the Workshop Payment and Cancellation Policy before completing the form.

Should you need any further information, please contact Lesley Jones

The tutors and courses are:

Kay Dennis – Autumn

Kay is a freelance hand embroiderer who specialises in stumpwork, needlelace and 3D embroidery and has written six books on these subjects.  Kay regularly teaches for the Embroiderers’ Guild. Knuston Hall, private groups and the National Trust.  Notable commissions include The Embroiderers’ Guild and The National trust.

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Autumn is our season of mists and mellow fruitfulness.

In autumn our hedgerows and woods are rich in colour, textures and form.  Hedgerows laden with fruit and berries and woods providing a bounty of nuts and fungi, while on misty mornings mushrooms and toadstools miraculously appear in the meadows.
autumnboxtopStudents can choose to make a traditional stumpwork embroidery, both conventional and unconventional needlelace or a 3D branch with fruit or nuts and leaves. Beginners can choose from Kay’s pattern library, those with more experience will be encouraged to extend their knowledge.

Jan Beaney and Jean Littlejohn – Trees as a Theme

Jan and Jean are experienced tutorsjan-jean2016_002 having taught in the UK and overseas for many years. They have written numerous books and produced DVDs published by their company Double Trouble Enterprises.

Trees as a theme offer constantly changing challenges. Rich in colour. texture, pattern and folklore, trees continue to inspire.

On this course students will have the opportunity to create small jan-jean2016_007unique pieces exploring mixed media techniques including hand and/or machine stitching and the use of an embellisher.






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