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Sewing retreat in Cornwall (dressmaking)

£220.00£405.00

28th Sept – 1st Oct 2018

SPECIAL EARLY BIRD OFFER

Pay the whole amount up front before 1st of June, and get 10% off the total cost (Pay £405 instead of £450). The discount will be applied automatically.
Please email us if you have any further queries. For bookings with your partner, or a friend, who doesnt wish to do workshops please do contact us.

 

Sewing lesson: we will make an item of clothing of your choice (or more if you manage in a given time). I will provide you with the list of patterns to choose from to ensure the workshop is manageable (you will have choice of skirt, trousers or simple dress that you can adapt to suit you).  If you wish to make children’s clothes or men’s clothing please get in touch to discuss.

Included:

3 nights accommodation (Friday – Monday)

Friday: Your free day to allow you to settle in and to explore surroundings

Saturday: Breakfast, Lunch + sewing workshop

Sunday: Breakfast, Lunch and Free evening + sewing workshop

Monday: Your departure

 

2 Full days of sewing tuition (including some materials). These workshops are suitable for complete beginners and for intermediate level and will start 10am and finish around 4pm on both days (Saturday and Sunday)

(Accommodation has own kitchen so you can cook up your own meals on Friday or we can recommend where to go nearby, or organize a meal for you at extra cost)

Not included:

  • your travel
  • sewing machine (can be provided if necessary, but we have only 2 available machines and its best to learn on your own. Please let us know before booking that you need the machine – first come, first served)
  • food on Friday and evening meals
  • material if you wish to make something specific for yourself

 

Program:

Friday: arrival; anytime that suits you.

Saturday: we meet for breakfast at 9am (thats when I bring it all fresh) and we start at 10am. Finish around 4pm.

Sunday: You have breakfast without me and we start 10am – finish 4pm.

Monday: your departure

You can opt to pay in 2 installements. You pay first part at the time of booking and second part should be paid before the end of July to secure the place. Please select the correct option when booking at the bottom of the page. You will get an email reminder and bank details to pay the second part of booking. You can book online or email and we sort out the invoice and payment by BACS. For special EARLY BIRD offer please email or call to pay the discounted rate!

Note for locals: You can join us for both days without accommodation and dinner. You just need to get yourself to Looe and spend whole Saturday with us and come back Sunday for another whole day. (Lunch will be included on both days) Please select ‘workshop only’ when booking’

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DRESSMAKING SEWING Holiday in EAST CORNWALL (area of Looe) – SEPTEMBER 2018

SPECIAL EARLY BIRD OFFER

Pay the whole amount up front before 1st of June, and get 10% off the total cost (Pay £405 instead of £450). The discount will be applied automatically.
Please email us if you have any further queries. For bookings with your partner, or a friend, who doesnt wish to do workshops please do contact us.

All prices are per person.

Friday 28th of September – Monday 1st of October 2018

Fancy spending time off on a break in the UK while learning new skill?

Spend 3 nights at Treworgey Farm, in this lovely cottage, with stunning views down the valley to the river below. We will spend 2 days sewing while you also get a chance to explore local area. There is free use of the outdoor pool and Spa and the farm runs a horse riding school. Please note that local people are able join for the weekend workshop portion. Select ‘workshop only’ in the drop down. More details and directions will be sent on booking. Please email any enquiries, they will be answered promptly.

Enjoy sewing holidays in Cornwall and learn all necessary dressmaking skills, tips and techniques to achieve your chosen project.I will provide selection of patterns you can use (the list of choices will be sent to you after the booking). Pattern choices will include dress, top, trousers, skirt. In this workshop you will learn everything you need to know to start making your own clothes.

DATE: Friday 28th of September – Monday 1st of October 2018

About the venue:

Treworgey is a 150-acre farm, overlooking the beautiful Looe River Valley.  The 15, stone-built, 5*Gold award cottages on the farm were all restored by the Wright family over the last 40 years.  Every cottage has its own private garden and spectacular views.

DESCRIPTION:

Spend 3 nights in Treworgey Farm in this lovelycottage with lovely views down the valley to the river below.

This weekend, we can run 2 workshops – sewing and photography. If you are interested in photography workshop please do get in touch to discuss as we will run this one only if we get enough numbers. (We can teach all levels and it can include: how to use the camera, macro photography, how to use flash, editing in photoshop and lightroom). Look at our websites STUDIOMAG photography and SPOTLESSMEDIA photography

You can come alone, with your friend or your partner who might not want to attend any workshop. Its all possible. Just make your selection in the drop down. If anything is not quite clear, please do email or call for any clarification.

We will spend 2 days sewing while you also get a chance to explore the local area. There is free use of the outdoor pool and Spa and the farm runs a horse riding school. Please note that local people can join for just the weekend workshop. When booking, select ‘workshop only’ in the drop down. More details and directions will be sent on booking. Please email any enquiries, they will be answered promptly.

Level: Beginners & intermediate (must have basic knowledge of sewing and know how to use a sewing machine). If you are complete beginner, you can come for a quick 2-hour 1-2-1 tuition on Friday afternoon to Plymouth to gain this skill. Please enquire.

Materials: bring material you wish to use for your project.

Maximum student number: up to 8

Teacher: myself

Class length: 6 hours a day (10am-4pm)

You will need: your sewing machine, sewing essentials (shears, snips, thread, needles, tape measure, ruler, pins). There will be few essentials available to buy in situ.

Details:

Friday

You arrive at your accommodation at your leisure. The farm is located on the outskirts of Looe, in Cornwall, and offers magnificent views. Friday is your day and you do what you wish and organize your own food. I can give you tips on where to go or staff at the cottage will.

Saturday

I bring breakfast for 9am the next morning and we all eat together to relax and organize our day. There is no better way than doing this over some coffee/tea and food (please note that I cannot cater for food allergies so if you have any specific dietary requirements, please organize that for yourself). I will bring selection of cereals, breads for toast, some preserves and butter and coffee, tea and milk.

We start sewing workshop at 10am. Lunch will be served in the cottage (or another room we might use for sewing) so we dont have to go anywhere, or in the garden if sun is shining. We should finish sewing around 4-5pm to allow you some time to wind down before dinner. You are free to get dinner out or you can bring some food to cook yourselves in the cottage as there are facilities and some basics will be provided (oil, salt, pepper etc) and I am sure you could buy some fresh eggs from the farm too.

Sunday

You will have breakfast available in the cottage and we meet again after breakfast to start sewing at 10am. Before lunch, we can continue working on the sewing project we stearted, or we can start another project. This depends on what we choose to do. I will provide you with any information you need to carry on any sewing processes at home. We finish again around 4pm to give you enough time to relax and prepare for your Monday departure.

After this creative break, you will be more confident in sewing and hopefully also make new friends along the way. This is also open to partners who do not wish to participate in sewing.

We really look forward to you joining us. The accommodation is for shared twin or single occupancy rooms, there is a single supplement applied at the time of booking if you do not wish to share the room.

You can choose to pay in two instalments. The first will be taken at the time of booking and we will contact you to take the second payment by mid-May. Failure to make the second payment will mean you forfeit your place.

Note for couples: Feel free to bring your partner. There is plenty for them to do. Your partner will share room with you and share breakfast with us. Lunches wont be included for partners as this will be served in the ‘sewing room’. Please contact us to book yourself with a ‘non sewing’ partner.

Note for locals: You can join us for both days without accommodation and dinner. You just need to bring yourself to Looe and spend whole Saturday with us and come back Sunday for another whole day. (Lunch will be included on both days) Please select ‘workshop only’ when booking’

 

Booking terms:
Cancellation Terms and Conditions. In the event of a cancellation the customer must advise us immediately, whereupon we will, without prejudice to our right to the balance in full, use our best endeavours to re-use the booking for someone else. If we can re-book (which in the majority of cases we have done) we will return your deposit less any expenses incurred for advertising, office costs, etc., and less any shortfalls in discounted list price. Until such time as a vacancy has been re-booked the customer is responsible for making any further payments by the due dates. Failure to do so may mean that the customer forfeits any refund if the 'retreat' is re-booked. If we cannot re-book, all payments including the balance are still payable by the due date(s). It is unlikely that a refund can be made for a late cancellation. 

Additional information

Accommodation

Twin room (£450), King size bed (£450), Two installements Twin room (£225), Two installements king bed room (£225), 2 days workshop only (£220)