Sampler Book Stitching Weekend in Hamphire, May 2025

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Sampler Book Stitching Weekend in Hamphire, May 2025


Make your own precious Sampler Book with Wendy Mansfeld.

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Make your own precious Sampler Book with Wendy Mansfeld.

Date: 10 – 11 May 2025
Location: New Place Hotel, Shirrell Heath, Hampshire
£440 Early Bird Special before 10 November 2024 / £470 after this

Enjoy a very special weekend of slow stitching with Wendy Mansfield. Use your favourite modern and vintage fabric scraps as well as those bits of lace and buttons that you couldn’t bear to throw out. Learn new stitches. Try out new creative ideas. Capture a special memory.

The weekend has been structured for beginners through to more experienced embroiderers. You will learn several embroidery techniques, including Sashiko and Shisha Mirror Embroidery.

At the end of the weekend, you will have a foundation for a Sampler Book that you can continue stitching when you get home, to then share with friends and family. You’ll receive a linen foundation book as part of the retreat. The cost for this book is included in your fee.

Wendy will also bring spare fabric pages which you can add your designs to. Buttons, lace, ribbons, and threads will be for sale on the day.


A weekend retreat for £470 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 Wendy Mansfeld
  • A linen foundation book
  • 1 night accommodation at the New Place Hotel
  • Double room with single occupancy, so no sharing, unless you want to
  • 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 that you are welcome to use 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.

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 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).


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