Join textile artist Kate Findlay for a creative weekend making raw edge applique pictures inspired by animals and birds!

Animal Landscapes with Kate Findlay

Your inspiration for the weekend will be a wonderful animal or birds from Kate’s printed panels.

Kate will bring along her printed animal and bird panels for you to choose from. She will show you how she has created vibrant designs using the birds and animals as the focus of the picture.

Kate will guide you through the process to create simple but effective settings for your creature – perhaps a woodland scene, or open countryside, or cliffs and the sea for the puffins. Kate will show you a simple way to cut and attach your background, before bonding down your creature, ready for some free motion stitching. Simpler designs can be managed with standard straight stitch however and can also be embellished with hand stitching – your choice!

Kate expects a design approximately 40cm square to be created, but if you have something else in mind – perhaps two smaller pieces, or something long and thin, then she will help you achieve your project. Outcomes from this weekend could be used as a wall hanging – or framed and glazed. Alternatively, the piece could be used on a bag, cushion or other projects.

A weekend retreat for £425 per person

Classes will take place in the hotel from 10 – 4 on Saturday and 10 – 4 on Sunday AND you can work until late, late, late on Saturday evening if you want.
Lunch and refreshments will be served both days, plus dinner Saturday and breakfast on Sunday

What’s included:

  • 2 full days of classes with Kate Findlay.
  • All patterns used in the classes
  • 1 night accommodation at New Place Hotel with single occupancy unless you want to share
  • En-suite bathroom, tv, coffee and tea making facilities
  • Lunch on Saturday and Sunday
  • Dinner and Sunday breakfast served in the Manor House
  • Coffee, tea and refreshments available all day in the Coffee Lounge
  • WiFi is available throughout
  • Free Parking

New Place Hotel, Hampshire

New Place Hotel will be our home for the weekend. Located in the Hampshire countryside and easily accessible from A3, M3, A31, M27, the hotel offers a perfect countryside setting, blending traditional and modern spaces over 32 acres of landscaped gardens. It is an ideal location for sewing retreats with modern teaching settings and accommodation and a restaurant in the Manor House. There is a Fitness Centre and pool and you are welcome to enjoy the use of its facilities during your stay; so you can use the gym or just relax by the pool and enjoy a quiet moment in the jacuzzi, the choice is yours! There is also free parking and free wifi. Indeed, New Place offers everything you need for the perfect weekend retreat.

What’s special about a justhands-on.tv retreat

We keep numbers limited on justhands-on.tv retreats so that everyone has access to the tutors as well as the space to work on their project. Attendees tell us it is “ a little me time.”

Click on the video image below to see “What happens at a Justhands-on.tv weekend quilt retreat”

Click here to read a review of a justhands-on.tv retreat from Popular Patchwork.

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If you choose to RESERVE YOUR PLACE then you will need to complete and return a Booking Form (downloaded via link above) along with a deposit of £50. See Booking Form for details.

Additional information

If you pay in full by Credit Card, a £50 deposit is part of your payment and is non-refundable. If you pay in two stages (deposit & balance), your deposit of £50 is non-refundable.

We do our best to accommodate special requests, e.g. non-residential place, partners, Friday night accommodation, etc. Disabled access information is available upon request. Contact us at retreat@justhands-on.tv if you have any questions.

Materials are not included in the cost of the retreat. If appropriate, a requirements list will be sent to you near to the date of your retreat.

You will be required to bring your own sewing machine unless specifically noted otherwise.

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These are challenging times, and our heart goes out to everyone affected by the evolving COVID-19 situation. Like many businesses, we are very closely monitoring the news and will follow any guidelines that are provided by the Government. Your health, safety and wellbeing is our utmost priority. We also understand that this situation will not last forever. And, it’s nice to have something in your diary to look forward to. So, we are keeping calm and carrying on with retreat plans for later in the year. Rest assured. If a retreat is cancelled because of coronavirus guidelines, you will have the option to (1) stay with your select retreat which will be rescheduled for later in the year or next year, (2) switch your booking to one of our other retreats, or (3) receive a full refund. If you have any questions, please contact us at support@justhands-on.tv .