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Creative Sewing Weekends

CREATIVE SEWING WEEKENDS 2022 - 23

25th - 27th November

Choose between....

Solve those Quilting Conundrums - Jennie Rayment

Get to grips with patchwork problems and quilting queries. Jennie will cover a wide range of different techniques from applique to free motion quilting. Create a range of samples for future reference. If preferred bring any piece of work you may be struggling with and let Jennie ease the difficulties. Let's apply ourselves to a pieceful life!

Dressmaking Your Way - Wendy Gardiner

31st Mar - 2nd April 2023

Spring into Summer with Bags of Fun – Jennie Rayment 

From bag making to boxes, table runners to cushions. Jennie will present a series of small projects ideal for the coming season. Take them on holiday, ideal for the beach. As ever fast fun and furious but if you wish to do your own thing - that is welcome too.    

It’s a Wrap! With Wendy Gardiner 

Wrap dresses (or tops) are the perfect style for all shapes and sizes of women so a must-have for your wardrobe. Whether you want to sew in silky fabrics, stretch knit or cotton/linens, this is a style that works. Wendy will guide you through the cutting out and sewing of any fabric type – including how to add in-seam pockets and finish with lettuce edging if you desire. You will go away with a me-made stylish dress or top to be proud of. Alternatively of course you can come with any garment UFOs and Wendy will help you complete them.

Free Motion Magic  (Tutor to be announced)

If you have never tried free motion machine embroidery now is the time to dip a toe! In this two-day class you will go from the very beginning of setting up the machine to creating stunning artwork, 3D objects and lacy designs – all using creative thread painting.

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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 an optional 2 hour class from 3.30-5.30. We finish at 4pm Sunday

What’s included in the price of £425:

  • 2 nights accommodation at the New Place Hotel, Shirrel Heath (near Wickham, Hampshire).  single occupancy (unless you choose to share)
  • Full board – dinner Friday, breakfast, lunch, dinner on Saturday, breakfast and lunch on Sunday – plus biscuits and cakes in between!
  • 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

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

Other dates:  22nd - 24th Sept 2023

 Booking Form

 Date: ….........................         ….     

Jennie Rayment:    --------------                                     Wendy Gardiner:..........................     

Free Motion Quilting - tutor to be announced  ...............................     

-  adult full board, residential at £425 each  weekend          £_________  

  accompanying PARTNERS/LOVERS/FRIENDS/HUSBANDS £300 (inc full Board etc)             £_________                                       

  as a day delegate at £135 per day/£270 weekend - Full board + evening entertainment            £_________                                             

 I enclose £ ________ as payment. £50 deposit per person secures place.    

 Cheques payable to: J Rayment

BACS to: Jenifer A Rayment     A/C: 43560938                Sort code: 52 41 20

 I am willing to share a twin room YES  /  NO.                              

My sewing machine is a: (please include make and model)  ................................

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