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14-16 September Creative Sewing weekend

We’ve another great Creative Sewing weekends in September at our new venue in Haslemere.  I say new venue but actually, the weekend will be held The Georgian Hotel, Haslemere, which is an 18th century building, turned into a hotel in the 1920s. Recently bought by a couple, the staff and hotel have a lovely friend vibe (similar to what we have become used to at Dunford House). But it also has a lovely leisure centre, which is free to residents and open from 8am to 8pm.

It is also a small hotel with intimate feel so perfect for our weekends. Although we might not be the sole residents, with only 43 bedrooms, we will be the majority. Our classrooms and lunch and evening dining room/entertainment room will be for our exclusive use too. The hotel has easy road and rain access (by mainline train station) and all rooms are en-suite.

As usual our weekend package includes full-board plus evening entertainment and workshops on Saturday and Sunday.  We can also offer day rates for those not wishing to and partner rates for those who wish to bring a partner.  Great news is that the weekends start at 2pm Friday – with arrival and settle in, then an optional 2 hour class from 3.30-5.30. We finish at 4pm Sunday.  (Subject to usual terms and conditions)


The  cost £385 per person for the fully inclusive weekend, including room with en-suite facilities, all food, entertainment and of course the class of your choice. For further details and a booking form, do email:

14-16th September 2018

Free Motion Mayhem with Jennie Rayment

Stressed over stippling, worried about wiggling, panic not! From quilting to embroidery, Trapunto to applique, flowers, feathers, leaves and many other continuous line designs will be covered in class. Drop your shoulders relax and play with confidence and creativity in your own unique free style fashion.



Make your own body double

Body Double – Get the Perfect Fit with Wendy Gardiner

If you have ever had problems fitting clothes when dressmaking then join Wendy to make your own body double from an adjustable dressform, padded and nipped to create your perfect body double. Best of all, it can be adjusted if you loose or gain weight at a later date! Then you will tissue fit a pattern of your choice and possibly make a toile without crazy contortions. Leave the weekend knowing that fitting problems are a thing of the past!

Finish a few of your UFOs with Lorna’s expert help (Butterick 6582)

Finish a few of your UFOs with Lorna’s expert help (Butterick 6582)

Dressmaking UFOs with Lorna Knight

Have you got some unfinished dressmaking projects that you’d like to complete with the help of an expert? Join Lorna and bring them along! As a couture sewing expert, Lorna can help you turn those UFOs into lovely outfits. So clear your cupboards and create a new wardrobe. You will be amazed at how much you can get done with a little assistance


For further details contact Wendy or Jennie on: Tel: 023 92 261338 or 01243 374860 respectively.


Post: Creative Sewing Weekends, 14 Avondale Road, Waterlooville, Hants, PO7 7ST