The Sewing Retreat

Course fee: £800.00 Instalments available. The fee includes afternoon tea, coach travel to Linton and factory outlet, lunch at Linton, on the Monday, tea, coffee and lunch at the hotel on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Tuition from myself and an additional tutor. A full itinery will be sent to you on booking.

Course Description:

The retreat includes a trip to Linton with a talk about the history of Linton and their links to Chanel, a chance to shop for their fabrics and yarns and then a visit to a fabric factory outlet, that print primarily curtaining, however these fabrics will make fantastic summer jackets and coats. So why not spend four and a half days sewing to your hearts content, you can make whatever you like, including Linton! You can sew all day and sew in the evening too.

This is such a lovely location for us to use to sew in. Come on your own or bring your partner and they can cycle, walk or bird watch. The hotel has a swimming pool and a small gym too. The hotel is offering special rates for students who wish to stay on site and have set aside a new wing for us with bedrooms and our conference/ sewing room adjacent to each other.

To book and pay in full please click and add to the shopping basket. If you wish to pay in instalments please contact Alison at

To book your accommodation please contact Castle Inn Hotel, Bassenthwaite 017687 76401

The small print. You will need to bring your sewing machine and overlocker which will need to have been PAT tested if they are more than 3 years old. I also recommend that you take out insurance to cover your equipment and the cost of the sewing retreat in case of illness/cancellation.

Material costs:

You will need to bring your own sewing machine and overlocker etc to the retreat.

Course Dates:

Sunday 21, Monday 22, Tuesday 23, Wednesday 24 and Thursday 25 May 2017

Fully Booked