Take a look at our 'New Look' Summer School 2017.

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New venue, new dates, new tutors -

We are thrilled that Julia Triston and Gwen Hedley, have both agreed to tutor workshops in our next Summer School event.

Julia and Gwen are members of the Textile Study Group and both are popular and well known textile artists in their own right and experienced in leading fantastic workshops.  

You might be familiar with their inspiring books.

Julia and Gwen have chosen an overall theme of 'Humble Beginnings' specially for Distant Stitch Summer School.

Julia will call her particular workshop ‘Identity, to help you find ways that will explore identity and the memories that previously used/worn textiles hold. 

Gwen will call her workshop 'Build up, Dig down', where you will explore exciting approaches to working with layers.

Both workshops will be stimulating, informative and inspiring. You are invited to secure your place on either workshop by making a booking as soon as possible.


Our Summer School is open to all our students, whatever the Course subject. The workshops will be aimed at students on levels 2 and 3 courses.

Past students are welcome to join the fun if places are available.

The dates we have booked are 28th to 31st July 2017 starting at 17.00 on the Friday and finishing with lunch on the Monday.

Stay in luxurious Hillscourt nestled in the heart of the Lickey Hills, yet just a stone’s throw from Bromsgrove, Longbridge and Birmingham.

Learn new skills and ideas in one of the exciting workshops and an individual tutorial for students on the Level 3 Embroidery courses with Siân Martin.

Meet fellow students and share ideas. Be inspired and treat yourself.

NEW Dates!
Friday 28th to Monday 31st July 2017
Arriving around 17.00 on the Friday and finishing with lunch on the Monday.

NEW Venue!

Hillscourt, a comfortable and well established conference centre in Rednal in the heart of the Lickey Hills, just south of Birmingham.

Our new venue is close to mainline rail and airport and is easily accessed from the M5 and M42.

Summer School Terms & Conditions