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Summer School 2025

2-9 August 2025
at
Winchester Holiday Inn, Winchester

Lace Guild members: Single £1345, Shared £970

Non-Participant: Shared £860

Day Delegate: £140 per day

Tutors:

Anna Winter - Continental Bobbin Lace or Whitework

Carol Lee - Needle Lace

Judith Cordell - Rosaline Perle

Winchester Holiday Inn

Telegraph Way

Winchester

SO21 1HZ

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Come and join us for a fun-filled week at the four-star Holiday Inn Winchester for the 2025 Summer School, from Saturday 2nd until Saturday 9th August. The Holiday Inn Winchester is easily accessible by car or public transport and is located on the edge of the beautiful South Downs National Park and within five minutes from Winchester City Centre.

All rooms are ensuite and the facilities include free Wi-Fi, free parking, a gym, swimming pool and Ana Spa.

Anna Winter - Continental Bobbin Lace or Whitework

Anna will be teaching both Continental Lace and Danish Whitework Embroidery during the week.  So, whether you wish to learn a new type of lace, extend your knowledge of a particular lace, learn or extend your knowledge of Danish Whitework or just want to get on with a project of your own, you will be most welcome.  You could even do a little of both!

 

The bobbin laces on offer are Flanders, Binche, Point de Paris, Chrysanthemum and Bruges Flower at all levels.  Danish Whitework embroidery, which is a pulled and drawn thread embroidery, will be taught at all levels for use in both traditional and contemporary ways. 

Carol Lee - Needle Lace

More details coming soon.

Judith Cordell - Rosaline Perle

This traditional Duchesse family lace is taking on a revival that has transformed original motifs into modern patterns that keep the techniques alive and allow lacemakers to enjoy working fine floral lace with a contemporary twist.  Judith is the author of two books detailing the techniques used in Rosaline Perlé, she has taught extensively in the UK and abroad and has a friendly, encouraging approach to all those she teaches. 

This workshop is suitable for lacemakers with some experience.  The lace is worked without pinholes to guide you, which gives you freedom to place the pins in the most appropriate place.  Patterns are hand drawn giving freedom to the lacemaker who likes to be in control of where the threads will flow. 

 

This workshop will also suit those who are new to the technique of Rosaline Perlé where you can expect to work through the motifs; those who have some experience and would like to work from a wide variety of Judith’s designs; and those who would like to design their own patterns. 

There will be antique Rosaline pieces from Judith’s collection to study and explore during the course. 

With only 14 bobbins required for the motifs (some spares will be needed if the pattern contains a filling) and the ends simply snipped away without a trace once the motif has been finished and tied off, this is a refreshing way to make lace.  Is there a catch?  Well, there are a few sewings to deal with, a small price to pay for just a few bobbins and no ends to deal with.

How to Find Winchester Holiday Inn

By Car

The Holiday Inn Winchester is easy to reach via the M3 J9.

 

Parking

On-site parking is available.  Overnight Car Parking is complimentary for all hotel guests who make a reservation directly via www.ihg.com or the IHG App. 

 

By Air

Southampton Airport (SOU) also has a railway station nearby known as Parkway, where you can catch a train to Winchester.
 

By Public Transportation

Winchester Main Line

There are direct train services from London Waterloo, Oxford and Bournemouth.  Direct services also run to Birmingham. There are regular direct train services from Southampton Central Station to Winchester Station. The journey typically takes around 15 to 25 minutes.

Bus from King Alfred’s statue (near the Cathedral) to HI Winchester, 10 min ride.

Please check the bus timetables and maps to negotiate this route.  The bus stops outside the hotel.

 

Bus/Coach

National Express has routes to Winchester, stopping at St Catherine’s Park & Ride.

Places of interest to visit:

These include Winchester Cathedral, the City Mill, Marwell Zoo, as well as all the pretty villages around the area.  If you prefer the city, Southampton and Portsmouth are not far away and both have many places to visit of historical or modern interest.

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