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Workshops and Courses

Creative Sewing Weekends

Last Dates for 2023

  • 22-24th September – Sold Out
  • 24-26th November

Full details of what classes will be run  in November are below.

We run 3-4 Creative Sewing Weekends every year at our new favourite venue, New Place Hotel in Shirrel Heath (near Wickham, Hampshire).  This is an amazing hotel with a purpose built conference suite with big light, sunny rooms for our workshops and then a fabulous old, listed building for meals!  Oh, and it has a leisure suite. What more to love!!

Although we might not be the sole residents, our classrooms and lunch and evening dining room/entertainment room will be for our exclusive use too. The hotel has easy road and rail access (by mainline train station) and all rooms are en-suite.

What’s Included in the basic package, priced £425:
  • 2 nights accommodation at the New Place Hotel, Shirrel Heath (near Wickham, Hampshire). This fabulous listed hotel has a purpose-built conference centre, excellent leisure suite and beautifully appointed rooms with en-suite, tea and coffee facilities, single occupancy (unless you choose to share) 
  • Full board – dinner Friday, breakfast, lunch, dinner on Saturday, breakfast and lunch on Sunday 
  • Coffee/tea available throughout the day in a Coffee Lounge. 
  • 2 ½ days of tuition with expert tutors Friday 3.30 5.30pm, Saturday 9 –5pm, Sunday 9 – 4pm. 
  • Well equipped roomy conference rooms with great lighting and plenty of power points! 
  • Evening entertainment on Friday and Saturday 
  • Free WiFi throughout the venue 
  • Free parking 
  • Free to use Leisure suite with pool, sauna and well equipped gym (towels provided) 
  • Beautiful grounds for walks 
Ultimate weekend – start the weekend in comfort, arriving Thursday to settle in, enjoy a 2-course dinner with fellow early birders and then bed and breakfast before starting class at 10am on Friday. £593  This includes tuition from 10am – 5.30pm with lunch, teas and coffees and snacks throughout the day as well as the Basic Package. 
Enhanced weekend – Join the Early Birders for the Friday tuition from 10am – 5.30pm with lunch, teas and coffees and snacks throughout the day as well as the Basic Package. Cost £503

We can also offer day rates for local lasses  not wishing to stay and partner rates for those who wish to bring a partner.  (Subject to usual terms and conditions)

At each weekend we have 2 or three classes for you to choose from – you do the one class for the whole weekend so really get to grips with new techniques or making new projects/garments.

22-24th September – SOLD OUT

Just a bit of Quilting! with Jennie Rayment 

Create your own Perfect Body Double and Patternless Top with Wendy Gardiner 

Intermediate/Advanced Machine Embroidery with Lyn Quin 

24-26th November – It’s Christmas!

Join Jennie Rayment and Wendy Gardiner for a weekend of fun preparing for Christmas. Jennie will be teaching a whole host of Festive makes including reuseable Christmas crackers, tree skirt, table decorations and more. Wendy will be sharing many Great Gift ideas including a cable tidy, cosmetic caddy and brush roll, pretty present placemat, weekender bag and more. Or if you want to dressmake, you can do that too!

For further details and a booking form, do email: