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Creative Sewing Weekends

CREATIVE SEWING WEEKENDS 2023 - 24

We have some great weekends this year. All will be held at the New Place Hotel, Shirrel Heath, Near Wickham, Hampshire.  We are also offering the option of extending the weekend by coming for additional tuition on the Friday 10am – 3.30pm (with those opting for Traditional weekend joining the class at 3.30 – 5.30pm).

22nd – 24th September 2023

Just a bit of Quilting! with Jennie Rayment

Choose from a range of quick pieced designs and make a throw or lap quilt. Finish it in the weekend! Alternatively do your own thing!!!

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

Having a perfect sized mannequin makes fitting for yourself so much easier. Come and learn to make your own body double starting with an adjustable dressform, padding and plenty of measurements! Wendy will show you how to take the many measurements you need and then adjust your form to replicate you! Then test it out by making a patternless top, using the Body Double to fit it perfectly of course! Alternatively, you can bring your own pattern and benefit from Wendy’s expertise and help to create your own look.

Intermediate/Advanced Machine Embroidery with Lyn Quin

Join Lyn for the weekend and increase your knowledge of machine embroidery.  You will have a choice of stitching out wall hangings, table runners, bags. There are eight designs to choose from all from Kreative Kiwi and Stitch Delight (available at discounted cost as they are purchased for individual use only).  The designs are available for all hoop sizes so can be used on a variety of machine embroidery machines. Some of these designs can be stitched in a 4x4 hoop up to 9.5” x 14” hoops. 

24-26th November 2023

It’s Christmas! Choose from two classes:

Christmas Creativity with Jennie Rayment

A feast of projects to adorn the Christmas tree, table, walls and more. From crackers to festive decorations and Advent Calendars, this is an ideal class for all who wish to make this Christmas a uniquely creative and ingeniously inventive occasion! But if this doesn't tickle your fancy then feel free to bring those UFOs or that special project you just must finish by Dec 25th!

Great Gifts with Wendy Gardiner
Wendy will teach a selection of Christmas gift projects, such as cosmetic caddy/brush roll, Present Placemats, notebook covers, reversible butchers apron, cable caddy with zipped pocket, or weekender bag. Of if you prefer to dressmake, that is fine too!  

26 – 28th April 2024

Lets Get Curvy! With Jennie Rayment

Stagger along a Drunkards Path. Meander along an Uneven Nine Patch, explore a Tucked-Up Circle, play with those awkward curved seams and learn the easy way to piece! Work in the round, either in a Traditional or more Modern arrangement. Explore the many variations and possibilities available when you go round in circles deliberately!!!  Alternatively - come and do your own project and enjoy the 'pieceful' surroundings!   

Dressmaking Portfolio 2 with Wendy Gardiner
Come and add to your dressmaking knowledge and learn some new techniques that can be used in future projects. We will cover collars and cuffs with plackets, godets, facings plus some pattern alterations such as full bust. You will make samples to add to your repertoire so will be ready to include them in future makes. OR of course, if you wish to come with a garment to make, Wendy can help you achieve professional looking results.

Lovely Lingerie on an Overlocker with Lorna Knight
Come and enjoy a weekend making practical pyjamas, a pretty nightie or some lovely lingerie. Lorna will demonstrate some useful overlocking techniques which you can incorporate into your project (or not) if you wish!  She has two patterns that she suggests: Vogue Pattern 1834 or McCalls 8056).

20 – 22nd September 2024

Nothing like a little Stripping with Jennie Rayment

Got a Jelly Roll lurking or maybe a bunch of left-over strips? Come along and play! Utilise the pieces in a variety of ways from a collection of fast to piece Jelly Roll designs or maybe try your hand at Bargello or Log Cabins, Pineapple to Irish Chain and so much more. It's the most fun you can have with your clothes on!!

Dressmaking Capsule Wardrobe Garments with Wendy Gardiner
Come and make a few staples to mix and match in your wardrobe – from easy silky top, to shift or A-line dress, unlined jacket or palazzo pants. The choice is yours but Wendy will help with the construction, with tips and techniques to get professional results that fit! It’s a great opportunity to make something new whilst mastering new techniques.

Create a Fabric Scrapbook with Kim Edith

Create a Stitchbook using your own photos to celebrate your family, record a memorable holiday or tell a personal story. Stitchbooking is a fusion between scrapbooking and textile art and features blank fabric books that can be decorated using a wide variety of textile techniques.  Learn how to transfer your photos onto fabric, create interesting page backgrounds and create text to explain your story. A great way to use fabric scraps and some of the buttons, ribbons and embellishments that you’ve been hoarding!   NB: You’ll need to buy a blank Stitchbook (or make one from Kim Edith’s Ravelin sewing pattern before you arrive) and bring any fabric scraps you want to use, but all other materials will be included. 

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The venue

The weekends are held at the New Place Hotel, Shirrel Heath (near Wickham, Hampshire).  This splendid listed hotel has a purpose built conference centre, excellent leisure suite and well equipped bedrooms with en-suite facilities. The hotel is fabulously decorated and is the location of breakfast and dinner. Our workshops are held in the well equipped, light and roomy conference rooms. And to relax, there is a large leisure suite with pool, Jacuzzi, gym etc etc – oh and there’s a nice bar!

The price for the weekend is just £425 per person. We also offer day rates for those not wishing to stay, and partner rates for those who wish to bring a partner.  Great news is that the weekend starts at 2pm Friday – with arrival and settle in, then a 2 hour class from 3.30-5.30. We finish at 4pm Sunday

 

What’s included:

  • 2 or 3 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 – (Ultimate weekend, 3 nights B&B with dinner, and lunch on Friday, Sat and Sunday, tuition Friday - Sunday; Enhanced weekend 2 nights Fri & Sat B&B with dinner and lunches; and extra tuition 10am – 5.30pm on Friday; Basic weekend -  2 nights Fri & Sat B&B with dinner and lunches Friday, Sat and Sunday. Tuition starting at 3.30pm on Friday.
  • Coffee/tea available throughout the day in a Coffee Lounge.
  • Mid morning and mid afternoon snacks
  • Tuition: Ultimate weekend – 3 days; Enhanced 3 days, Basic 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

 

Package prices:

Ultimate weekend – £625 - arriving Thursday PM, settle in, have two course dinner and wake up to a full English or continental breakfast, tuition starting 10am Friday, then Saturday 9 – 5pm, Sunday 9am – 4pm.

 

Enhanced Weekend – £523 - arriving Friday 9am to set up and tuition start at 10am – 5.30pm, Sat 9am – 5pm, Sunday 9am – 4pm. 2 nights full board and lunches as above.

 

Basic Weekend – £445 - arriving after 2pm on Friday for intro to the class starting at 3.30 on Friday – 5.30pm, Sat 9am – 5pm, Sunday 9am – 4pm 2 nights full board and lunches as above.

Your Hosts

The event is hosted by Wendy Gardiner and Jennie Rayment, who are on hand throughout the weekend to ensure you have a relaxing, trouble-free weekend. Spaces are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.  (Subject to usual terms and conditions)

Contact Wendy on: Tel: 07890 850353 or Jennie on 01243 374860 respectively.

Email: wagardiner@ntlworld.com

Post: Creative Sewing Weekends, 7 Lockerley Road, Havant, PO9 2HD

Booking Form    

24-26th November 2023 Christmas Creativity with Jennie Rayment ............ Great Gifts with Wendy Gardiner .............

26 – 28th April  2024 Jennie Lets Get Curvy ……..               Wendy  Dressmaking Portfolio 2 ……..      Lorna Lovely Lingerie on an Overlocker …...

 

20 – 22nd September 2024  Jennie  Stripping ……..       Wendy  Dressmaking Capsule ……..         Kim Fabric Scrapbooking  …...

           

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  • Basic  weekend £445 each weekend                          £……….                   OR as a day delegate at £250 per weekend                 £……….

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  • Accompanying partners  £320                                     £……….                  
     

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