A Machine Embroidery Weekend in Surrey, May 2023

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A Machine Embroidery Weekend in Surrey, May 2023


Join Dionne Swift for an introduction to Free Motion Embroidery


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Join Dionne Swift for an introduction to Free Motion Embroidery



Date: 6 – 7 May 2023
The Hog’s Back Hotel & Spa, Farnham, Surrey
Price: £420 Early Bird Special before 7 November 2022 / £450 after this

An introduction to Free Motion Embroidery with Dionne Swift

Immerse yourself in the world of free machine embroidery. Dionne will show you how to set up your machine and get that tension just right. You will create machine stitched pictures using a vibrant mix
of threads to create beautiful shapes, colours and textures. You’ll discover how your needle can become your pen and the thread your ink as any fears of free motion embroidery melt away.

During the weekend, we’ll take it step by step so you’ll feel confident to continue exploring your new skills when your back at home. You can expect to create a series of practice samples which will act as an excellent reference points for your future projects.

You can watch Dionne paint with threads in this episode of The Makers Studio on justhands-on.tv

A weekend retreat for £450 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 Dionne Swift.
  • All patterns used in the classes.
  • 1 night accommodation at the Hog’s Back Hotel and Spa
  • Double room with single occupancy, so no sharing, unless you want to.
  • En-suite bathrooms, LCD TV and tea/coffee making facilities.
  • 2 days hot and cold finger buffet lunch
  • Dinner served in the restaurant on Saturday night
  • Buffet breakfast on Sunday
  • 3 servings coffee, tea and refreshments each day
  • Free parking
  • WiFi is available throughout

The Hog’s Back Hotel & Spa, Farnham, Surrey

The Hog’s Back Hotel and Spa, Farnham Surrey

The Hog’s Back Hotel and Spa will be our home for the weekend. Located in the stunning North Downs in Surrey between Farnham in the west and Guildford in
the east, the hotel offers you a perfect countryside setting. It is an ideal location for retreats as the teaching, modern accommodation and restaurant are all under one roof. There is a spa and you are welcome to enjoy the use of all its facilities during your stay, so you can use the gym or just relax by the pool and enjoy a quiet moment – the choice is yours! There is also free parking and free wifi. Indeed, it offers everything you need for the perfect weekend retreat

Alternatively, click here to RESERVE YOUR PLACE

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.Click here for full Terms and Conditions (RETREAT AGREEMENT section).

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 .


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