Enjoy a stitching getaway at a fabulous country hotel in the Cotswolds and choose between two of the UK’s leading stitching tutors for the weekend
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Savour a weekend of Cording and Stuffing with Sylvia, who has established her own unique process for combining raised quilt and stitch techniques like trapunto and French style cording to create wonderful effects. There are two cushion projects to choose from: ‘Wild Rose’ – a new pattern from Sylvia’s ‘Rose Series’ – stitched with coloured threads and toning fabrics within the design. Or ‘Winter Ice’ – where the centre of the design is stitched with some metallic threads, embellished with crystals and beads and finished with toning fabrics. It’s made to match the ‘Winter Snow’ table runner found in Sylvia’s new book ‘Raised Quilt and Stitch.
Kate has a lovely weekend of hand stitching for you, so you can pick up new techniques, and gain confidence in your needle skills and fabric choices with her new Runaway Sampler. It’s nine blocks and three different techniques (English Paper Piecing, American style Foundation Pieced blocks and needle-turned appliqué). The block centres are all surrounded by simple Courthouse Steps strips, then hand quilted ‘as you go’ before being sashed together if so wished. This is an excellent ‘stash busting’ project and you should have at least one block of each technique completed over the weekend, sufficient for a runner.
A stitching weekend for £395 per person
2 days sewing plus dinner, bed and breakfast at the Tortworth Court Hotel, South GloucestershireClasses will take place in the hotel from 10 – 4 on Saturday and 10 – 4 on Sunday AND you can sew until late, late, late on Saturday evening if you want.Lunch and refreshments will be served both days including a buffet lunch and a 3 course dinner on Saturday and breakfast and a buffet lunch on Sunday.Tortworth Court Hotel, South Gloucestershire
This magnificent Cotswolds country house hotel is situated in a stunning South Gloucestershire location, conveniently near to Bristol. This grade II* listed Victorian mansion, offers all the grandeur of an elegant Cotswolds hotel alongside the hotel facilities of a premier four star hotel. All rooms are ensuite with complimentary Wi-Fi access, TV and hairdryer. The hotel also has a spa with a comprehensive range of leisure and spa facilities, as well as spa treatments.
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