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Craft Sanctuary Autumn Embroidery Retreat

23rd - 25th October 2020

3 days from £399pp

Everything you love about our Craft Sanctuary retreats but at a new venue! Based in the heart of the Warwickshire countryside, this autumn retreat is the ideal opportunity to learn a new skill or indulge in your favourite hobby.
  • Embroidery workshops with Sara Dennis
  • Learn the secrets of Silk Shading
  • Full board 4* accommodation
  • Based in the stunning Warwickshire countryside

Ideal for Embroiderers

Carefully created for lovers of embroidery, this Stitchtopia embroidery holiday is the ideal opportunity to learn a new craft or indulge in your favourite hobby. Our talented embroidery expert will be on hand throughout the holiday and host inspirational workshops with a beautifully designed project to spark your creativity.

Craft Sanctuary Autumn Embroidery Retreat

Join Stitchtopia for an autumn embroidery retreat based in the heart of the Warwickshire countryside. Our brand new venue for 2020, the Ettington Chase Hotel, is the perfect location to unwind and enjoy a bit of ‘me’ time with an indoor swimming pool, jacuzzi and sauna on site, and a fabulous workshop room for our embroidery sessions.

Our two-night retreat includes 12 hours of workshops with Royal School of Needlework tutor, Sara Dennis during which we will be working on one of Sara’s beautiful silk shading embroidery designs.

Workshops with our expert, Sara:

Silk shading: you will learn to blend colours within a needle. Sometimes known as painting with needles, silk shading requires a sense of colour and thorough preparation to achieve a beautiful end product, so we will start with design - a colour drawing, a shaded drawing, a stitch direction and an order of work. Moving on we will work on several samples before stitching the actual viola. You will leave the class with an understanding of silk shading and ready to tackle your own projects. - Sara Dennis

Your Accommodation

Ettington Chase, Stratford-upon-Avon

Ettington Chase is set in 11 acres of idyllic grounds in stunning Warwickshire countryside, and close to the world-renowned leisure destination of Stratford-Upon-Avon.
Hotel Facilities & Amenities
The restaurant offers tasty meals with local produce. Buffet breakfast features a range of hot and cold breakfast items, including all of the full English favourites. Lighter meals can be purchased at lunchtime from the bar menu including deli sandwiches, salads, pizza and gourmet burgers. Guests have complimentary access to the Leisure Club with free use of indoor pool, Jacuzzi, gymnasium, sauna and outdoor tennis court.
Room Facilities & Amenities
All rooms are equipped with the following:
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • Bathroom with fairly low bathtub with shower attachment, rubber mat, grab rails and toiletries
  • Flat screen TV
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Hairdryer
  • Free WIFI
  • Iron and board
  • Complimentary electronic safe deposit box
Superior rooms are slightly larger and generally have the best views with superior furnishings. These rooms do not have lift access and have 22 steps.
Deluxe rooms are also available in the Old House attached to the reception area. These spacious rooms offer lovely views, bath robes and slippers, and are reached by a narrow stairway on the second and third floor.
Standard rooms are all on the ground floor or accessed by lift.
Please Note: as with any venue that combines conference facilities, accommodation and dining there will be a short walk between these