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Craft Sanctuary Embroidery Retreat, Daventry

1 – 3 October 2021

1 days

Please call us to discuss:
Everything you love about our Craft Sanctuary retreats but at a new venue! Based in the heart of the Northamptonshire countryside, this autumn retreat is the ideal opportunity to learn a new skill or indulge in your favourite hobby.
  • Enjoy inspirational embroidery workshops with Jessica Aldred  
  • Stay full board in a carefully chosen, 4-star hotel 
  • Based in the heart of the Northamptonshire countryside 
  • Enjoy complimentary use of the hotel’s leisure facilities 

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 Spring Embroidery Retreat

Join Stitchtopia for an autumn embroidery retreat based in the heart of the Northamptonshire countryside. Our brand new venue for 2020, the De Vere Staverton Estate is the perfect location to unwind and enjoy a bit of ‘me’ time with a heated swimming pool, sauna and spa pool 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 graduate, Jessica Aldred during which we will be working on one of Jessica’s beautiful Goldwork embroidery designs.

Workshops with our expert, Jessica:

Our project is inspired by a floor mosaic at the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi. Goldwork is the term used for all metal thread embroidery, a sumptuous technique which was once reserved for royalty. Silk Shading is also known as ‘painting with a needle’ and involves skilfully blending colours with cotton or silk thread. Historically these techniques have commonly been combined, often in ecclesiastical work, and always to striking effect. In this class you will learn basic padding, silk shading, couching with coloured thread and whipped stem stitch. - Jessica Aldred

Your Accommodation

Staverton Park Hotel & Golf Club


This stylish and contemporary four-star hotel is ideally located in the heart of the Northamptonshire countryside. The bright and airy event spaces are perfect for our workshops, the modern restaurant serves up the best of seasonal and local food and the newly refurbished bar is the perfect place to relax after a fun days crafting.

For those looking for more active relaxation, Staverton Park Hotel & Golf Club have a gym and pool and golf enthusiasts can test their skills on the PGA European-tour standard 18-hole golf course in the grounds. (Note – gym and pool open subject to government guidelines).

In a convenient location, Staverton Park Hotel & Golf Club is easily accessible from the M1, M6, M40 and Birmingham Airport, and is just a short drive to Northampton and Coventry.

Free, superfast Wi-Fi with a maximum bandwidth of 1Gb is available throughout.
Hotel Facilities & Amenities
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Bar & coffee shop
  • Leisure club with gym
  • Swimming pool
  • 18-hole golf course
Room Facilities & Amenities

Relax in peace and quiet in the standard guest rooms (13 sq m). Thoughtfully furnished, these rooms offer modern amenities and make an ideal base for your stay. All rooms are equipped with the following:

  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • Hair Dryer
  • TV
  • Iron