The Sewing Retreat

Summer Sewing Retreat 2019

Dates: Sunday 9th June to Friday 14th June 2019

Description: My Summer 2019 Sewing Retreat heads South to Ickworth in Suffolk. This is Constable and Gainsborough country and also one of the centres of silk manuafacture.

Venue: You will be staying at The Ickworth Hotel. This family friendly spa and leisure hotel that is quite unique, as it is one wing of a National Trust property. The Ickworth is set in amazing tranquil gardens with walks and cycle rides. The hotel has two large comfy lounges for evening relaxation, an indoor pool, two restaurants and a spa for treatments.

The Shopping Trip: We will be going into Sudbury and visiting two silk mill shops – Vanners and Stephen Walters. These mill shops sell designer silks, jacquard weaves and furnishing silks. They also sell silk for mens ties and many gifts, and they have made the silk for many Royal occasions. The silks are heavier, so think of jackets and dresses as opposed to lingerie.

Whats included: This retreat is all inclusive, with the exception of drinks in the evening.
Room for single occupancy Sunday 9 June to Thursday 13 June.
Arrive after 2pm.
Afternoon tea on Sunday 9 June.
Breakfast from Monday 10 June to Friday 14 June.
Lunch Monday 10 June to Friday 13 June.
Teas and Coffees during the day.
Three course dinner Sunday 9 June to Thursday 13 June.
Shopping trip to Sudbury on Tuesday morning 11 June.
Evening speaker on Monday 10 June (talk about the silk industry).
Friday 14 June after lunch – tour of the National Trust property.
Tuition from myself and Jackie.
I will also be supplying sewing machines and overlockers.

Fee: £1900.00

How to apply: If you would like to join me on the retreat please complete the application form and return to me as soon as possible, as space is limited. On receipt of the application form I will forward more information.

The Summer Sewing Retreat is Fully Booked

 

Autumn Sewing Retreat 2019

Dates: Sunday 15th September to Thursday 19th September 2019

Description: My Autumn 2019 Sewing Retreat takes us to South West Yorkshire, the home of the textile industry. This is a fascinating part of the country, with many echoes of our textile heritage.

Venue: You will be staying at Waterton Park Hotel and Walton Hall. Just 10 minutes from J39 of the M1. This is a spa and leisure Hotel that is quite unique. Walton Hall - where our sewing room is situated, is a listed hall on its own island in a lake, accessed over a bridge by foot only. The swimming pool is also in this part of the hotel and is at lake level. Our accommodation is in the new Waterton Park Hotel, on the other side of the bridge and is also where the spa is situated.

The Shopping Trip: We will be going to Fabworks Mill Shop in Dewsbury. This mill shop is situated in an old mill and stocks both dress and furnishing fabrics. The stock changes on a regular basis but they seem to have Liberty cottons, Paul Smith shirtings, wool suitings, jersey and scubas most of the time. All at very good prices. Fabworks also stock threads and zips and some lining fabric.

Whats included: This retreat includes the following;
Sunday 15 September 2019– Afternoon Tea: for all students.
Opportunity to discuss your sewing projects and get set up.
Monday 16 September – morning shopping trip to Fabworks in Dewsbury. This is about 30 minutes from the hotel.
Return in time for a late lunch. Afternoon sewing session.
Tuesday 17 September to Thursday19 September– a chance to sew all day.
All refreshments and lunch etc on Monday to Thursday.
Tuition from myself and Jackie.
As access to the venue is by foot, I will supply sewing machines and overlockers for you. If you wish to bring your own sewing machine that is fine but it needs to be PAT tested and in a machine bag on wheels.
If your partner wishes to join you the hotel is surrounded by a golf course and there are walking and cycle tracks plus fishing by boat in the lake!
The hotel are offering us a deal on B&B, depending on the type of room you would like. Please state you are attending the Sewing Retreat when you book. Unfortunately the hotel is not pet friendly. Other accommodation is available locally.
If you would like to join me on the retreat please complete the application form and return to me as soon as possible, as space is limited to just 10 places.

Fee: £950.00

How to apply: If you would like to join me on the retreat please complete the application form and return to me as soon as possible, as space is limited. On receipt of the application form I will forward more information.

The Autumn Sewing Retreat is Fully Booked