Goldwork and Stumpwork Embroidery with Deborah Wilding in Les Carroz, France 19th - 26th August 2024

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Goldwork and Stumpwork Embroidery with Deborah Wilding in Les Carroz, France 19th - 26th August 2024

Join us for a Wonderful Embroidery Holiday in the French Alps with Deborah Wilding! August 19th-26th, 2024.

Embroiderers of all skill levels are invited to join us in Les Carroz for a fulfilling week of stitching. Deborah Wilding, our expert instructor, will provide 30 hours of tuition spread over 5 days, with 3-hour morning and afternoon sessions. Her extensive teaching experience will guide you and equip you with the techniques to complete your project.

Our spacious open-plan studio within a mountain chalet offers panoramic views of the Arve valley and the majestic mountains. It's the perfect setting for your stitching endeavors.

Connect with fellow stitchers who share your passion, fostering lifelong friendships and the opportunity for learning and technique exchange with peers and the instructor.

Mark, our experienced chef, will curate a delightful menu using locally sourced, seasonal ingredients, accommodating dietary requests whenever possible. Expect a dining experience that excites your taste buds.

Throughout your stay, Nadine and Mark will be available to assist with airport transfers, packing advice, dietary needs, and any other concerns to ensure your comfort and convenience.

Experience a designated excursion day to Annecy, including a leisurely lake cruise, a delightful lunch at a French bistro, and shopping at local haberdashery shops.

Secure your spot now and embark on an unforgettable stitching holiday in the French Alps. We eagerly await the pleasure of welcoming you to Creative Experiences.



About The Host

Deborah Wilding

Deborah Wilding

Hand embroidery work, using traditional methods to produce work of exceptionally high quality, is my guiding standard.

I am trained in historically accurate techniques, including Goldwork, Silk Shading, Whitework, Canvas techniques, Stumpwork, Appliqué, Blackwork, Crewelwork among others. My experience includes working on large studio projects and on small scale items for customers.

As well as working on embroidery projects myself, I also teach embroidery skills on behalf of the Royal School of Needlework, other organisations and companies.

Originally from Carlisle in Cumbria, I am now based in North Somerset in England’s West Country.

After completing the Royal School of Needlework’s ‘Future Tutor’ course (the world’s leading educational establishment for the teaching of hand embroidery to a professional level) and graduating with distinction in 2015, I have been employed by the RSN to teach on the “Certificate and Diploma Programme” their extensive “Day Class Programme - both in the UK and abroad.”, and their very successful online class programme.

In 2021 I began a research degree programme with the Princes Foundation of Traditional Arts looking at the design process of historical embroidery with the intention of using these principles in contemporary embroidery design.

I launched a RSN Self-Paced Online Video course in July 2018 which teaches the Jacobean Crewelwork technique and a follow on more advanced version in 2023.

In 2023, I was honoured to be part of the Embroidery Studio team at the Royal School of Needlework who worked on a number of items for the Coronation of Their Majesties King Charles III and Queen Camilla, including The Queen’s Robe of Estate, the Anointing Screen, Chairs of State and the Stole Royal.

In my freelance capacity I work from my seaside studio on day class designs, restoration projects, private commissions, as well as teaching private lessons.

In addition to travelling around the UK and abroad I often have students visit me in my home studio. This can involve project planning, designing an embroidery for a special event or celebration or giving one to one lessons in specific techniques, working at the student’s pace and concentrating on specifics.

My studio space is located in the seafront area of Clevedon, North Somerset. Looking out over the Bristol Channel towards Wales and the Grade I listed Pier, the setting could not be more inspirational.



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