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We are very excited to announce our 2nd 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 15th March 2019 to Sunday 17th March 2019
Our retreat will run from Friday afternoon (approximately 1pm) through to Sunday afternoon (approximate 4pm).
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:
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.
Nicholas Ball - Nicholas is a fabric addict from Cardiff, South Wales. After graduating Art School in 2006, it would be some six years before the quilting bug bit. With a passion for improv quilting, Nicholas' aesthetic is an organic one, preferring to sew without the use of patterns or templates. He takes a lot of inspiration from natural world and his Vegetable Patch quilts showcase his love for liberated sewing.