Sewing retreat in Cornwall (dressmaking)

£220.00£450.00

28/9 – 1/10 2018

Sewing lesson will include: we will make an item of clothing of your choice (or more if you manage in a given time). This can be clothing for children or yourself. Please discuss prior the event what you wish to work on to ensure you have the correct pattern and materials.

Included:

3 nights accommodation (Friday – Monday)

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

Saturday: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Sunday: Breakfast, Lunch and Free evening

Monday: your departure

2 Full days of sewing tuition (including some materials) These workshops are suitable for complete beginners and for intermediate level.

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

 

Not included:

  • your travel
  • sewing machine (can be provided if necessary at extra £10)
  • food on Friday
  • patterns and material if you wish to make something specific for yourself

 

Program:

Friday: your arrival anytime that suits you. I meet you in the afternoon

Saturday: we meet after breakfast and start at 10am. Finish around 4pm.

Sunday: 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 at least 4 weeks before the retreat takes 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.

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’

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Description

DRESSMAKING SEWING RETREAT IN EAST CORNWALL (area of Looe) – SEPTEMBER 2018

SPECIAL EARLY BIRD OFFER

If you pay whole amount up front before 1st of July, get 10% of the total cost (Pay £405 instead of £450). Please email us if interested.

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

Spend 3 nights in Treworgey Farm in this lovely cottage with lovely 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 outdoor pool and SPA and the farm runs a horse riding school. Please note that local people can join for the weekend workshop only. 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.

Learn all necessary dressmaking skills, tips and techniques to achieve your chosen project. Bring a pattern of your choice and learn the construction methods. Suitable for most of dressmaking projects; top, dress, trousers, skirt or children clothes. It is best if you discuss your project prior the weekend to ensure it is suitable for your sewing level and amount of time.

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

About the venue:

Treworgey is a 150-acre farm overlooking the beautiful Looe River Valley.  The 15 stone 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 lovely slate-hung Georgian farmhouse with sash windows with lovely views down the valley to the river below.

This weekend, we run 2 workshops – sewing and photography. When booking just write in comment box, which one you wish to attend (or your partner). 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 local area. There is also free use of outdoor pool and SPA and the farm runs a horse riding school. Pleae note that local people can join for the weekend workshop only. 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 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

Number in Class: up to 8

Teacher: myself

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

Details:

Friday

You arrive to 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 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 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.

Sunday

You will have breakfast available in the cottage from previous day and we meet again after breakfast to start sewing at 10am. We can continue working on started sewing project before lunch, 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 at 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 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’

 

Additional information

Accommodation

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