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Craft Sanctuary Winter Embroidery Retreat

11 – 13 December 2020

3 days from £359pp

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Everything you love about our Craft Sanctuary retreats but at a new venue! Based in the heart of the Northamptonshire countryside, this winter retreat is the ideal opportunity to learn a new skill or indulge in your favourite hobby.
  • Embroidery workshops with Jessica Aldred 
  • Learn the secrets of Silk Shading and goldwork
  • Full board 4* accommodation 
  • Based in the heart of the Northamptonshire 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 Winter Embroidery Retreat

Join Stitchtopia for a winter 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

De Vere Staverton Estate, Daventry

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Overview
The De Vere Staverton Estate is a stylish and contemporary 4-star hotel, ideally located in the heart of the Northamptonshire countryside but easily accessible from the M1, M6 & M40 and just 6 miles from Long Buckby railway station.
Hotel Facilities & Amenities

All rooms are equipped with the following:

  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • Hair Dryer
  • TV
Room Facilities & Amenities
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Bar & coffee ship
  • Leisure club with gym
  • heated swimming pool, sauna and spa pool
  • 18-hole golf course