Get away form it all in the Sussex countryside and have a weekend of sewing with like minded people. Stay over in a 4 star hotel for total relaxation
The Sew Relaxing weekend sewing retreat
Following the huge success of our first retreat this February we are delighted to be running a new date this Autumn.
The weekend will take place on the 11/12th November 2017 at the lovely 4 star East Sussex National Hotel, situated just outside Uckfield on the A22.
Our sewing weekend retreat is for those who would enjoy the opportunity to have two days of uninterrupted sewing activity with chat, laughter and plenty of tea. It is a chance to get away from it, complete a project or two (or maybe finish a small stash of part done projects) pick up some great tips and relax in the facilities and surroundings of a 4 star hotel. All are welcome whether you are a dressmaker, quilter or patchworker, you just need to be sewing!
This is a relaxed weekend, with no packed schedules. You will be working on your own projects - starting new ones or finishing WIP's. During the course of the weekend there will be a chance to take part in the cheeky weekend challenge (details will be released on arrival), swap or sell goodies on the Retreat stash table and pick up top tips in our helpful 'how to' sessions. It is entirely up to you how much you do, we're not going to be bossy.
Our dedicated Sewing Room is large, light and airy. Everyone will have their own personal sewing space, power and access to numerous irons. It is recommended that you bring your own machine and sewing kit to the weekend although it is possible to book one of our machines and we will have a supply of essential equipment in case of forgotten items.
So here's how it works...
Saturday 11th November
Arrival at 9:30 for a 10am start in the Sewing Room. Enough time to meet up and introduce ourselves before setting up the machines. There will also be an opportunity to book yourself in for any of the 'helpful how to' sessions that will be running through the weekend (at no extra cost).
Lunch will be served between 1 and 2pm. A hot and cold buffet in the hotel restaurant and time to come up for air before an afternoon back at the machines. Tea, coffee and cordial will be available throughout the day with short mid morning and afternoon breaks.
A 3 course dinner will be served in the restaurant at 6:30pm following which there will be the oportunity to return to the Sewing Room, relax in the bar or enjoy some of the hotel facilities.
Sunday 12th November
Start your day as early as you like with the hotel breakfast served between 7am and 9:30am. The Sewing room will open from 9am with more helpful how to sessions. Another buffet lunch at 12:30 before the retreat will draw to a close at 4pm.
The price includes
4 star shared twin or single room (supplement applies) with en suite shower and bath. All rooms have TV, Wifi, Tea and Coffee making facilities, complimentary toiletries, iron and hardryer.
Breakfast, lunch and evening meals
Free use of the Health Club 7am to 8pm including pool, spa pool, sauna and steam room. Should you wish to enjoy a spa treatment at the award winning Horsted Spa on site during your stay these can be booked separately.
Free parking at the Hotel
Free wifi throughout the hotel
Want to know more.. read our blog entry on our news page to see just how fun our February retreat was.
Places are limited to 30 people.
Terms and Conditions
Prices are per person based on sharing a twin room. A supplement of £40 applies for single occupancy.
50% deposit is payable at time of booking with the balance of the account due on the 30th September 2017. Please note that the deposit is non-refundable. If full payment has not been received by the 30th September 2017 we reserve the right to reallocate your place.
All dietary requirements are catered for. Please help us to be prepared by mentioning at time of booking.
All machines are required to be PAT tested as standard. This can be completed by your own personal electrician or speak to us for futher information. Alternatively you can book one of our own PAT tested machines.
Should you wish for accomodation for Friday 10th November this can be arranged with the hotel independently.
If you change your mind or unable to attend your place can be transferred to someone else if available. After final payment you will only receive a full refund if your can place can be filled by someone else.
Should we have to cancel the retreat you will receive a full refund.