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Sewcial Retreat - Friday 16th March to Sunday 18th March 2018

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We are very excited to announce our first Sewcial Retreat!  Hooray!!!!  Imagine the opportunity to sew uninterrupted, sharing your passion with like-minded people, gaining new knowledge from each other and from our tutor-led classes, contributing to our charity quilts (optional) and NO cooking or chores!!! There will be loads of free sewing time that you can plough through your own projects without any interruptions and you can also choose to relax in the hotel spa!

Join us for a fun relaxing weekend of sewing in the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside.  

Here are all the details:


Friday 16th March 2018 to Sunday 18th March 2018

Our retreat will run from late Friday afternoon through to Sunday afternoon (approximate 3pm).


De Vere Hotel Oxford Thames, Henley Rd, Sandford-on-Thames OX4 4GX.  

It is located just 10 minutes from the heart of Oxford, overlooking the Thames, just 20 minutes from J8 of the M40, 30 minutes from J13 of the M4, and 5 minutes from the A34.

Set in 30 acres of parkland, this 4-star Spa Hotel is full of medieval character with 21st-century comfort.  Its Riverside Health club offers hotel guests the use of their heated swimming pool, sauna, spa pool and gym.

What’s included in the retreat package:

1)      2 nights luxury en-suite accommodation
2)      All tutor led sessions should you choose to attend
3)      Full access to our sewing room for 24-hour sewing
4)      Breakfast on Saturday and Sunday
5)      Hot and cold buffet lunch on Saturday and Sunday (excluding drinks, to be bought at the hotel bar)
6)      Three-course dinner on Friday and Saturday (excluding drinks, to be bought at the hotel bar)
7)      Refreshments during the day
8)      Use of hotel facilities, parking and use of the Riverside Health Club facilities, including heated swimming pool, sauna, spa and gym



Shared occupancy in twin room: £375 
Single occupancy: £420 
If you pay in full on booking, you will receive a single-use 25% discount voucher for use in our Basingstoke shop or online.
Please note: All tickets are transferrable but non refundable

Your tutors for the weekend:

Trudi Wood - Trudi learnt to sew at an early age, mastering various stitched crafts including cross stitch, embroidery and dressmaking. After making her own clothes as well as ball gowns she was introduced to patchwork by a colleague. She has now been quilting for more than 25 years, and runs her own business Long Arm machine quilting and teaching.

Lucy Brennan - Lucy's passions are combining fabric, playing with quilt layouts and hand sewing. A quilter and blogger at 'Charm About You', she regularly teaches quilting classes and is a designer on The Sewing Quarter. Inspired by the history and varied techniques of patchwork and quilting, Lucy always has a few projects on the go! When she's not quilting Lucy can be found doing some embroidery.