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A Sewing Weekend at De Vere Cotswold Water Park, Cirencester, March 2018

A Sewing Weekend at De Vere Cotswold Water Park, Cirencester, March 2018

Date: 17-18 March 2018
De Vere Cotswold Water Park, Cirencester
Price £425

Come and enjoy a weekend of sewing fun in the beautiful surroundings of Cotswold Water Park with the very talented Gail Penberthy.

5_sm-gail Gail Penberthy loves to design and teach.

5_new-phototastic-collage-gail-4 On the first day of the retreat she’ll be teaching you to make a table topper, a most unusual design that is intended as a table centre (and in the right fabrics can become a Christmas tree skirt.) It’s not expected to be fully completed in the day workshop but you can take it home to finish or finish it off with a little late night sewing on the weekend. Who knows!

For the second day you can choose one of Gail’s own delightful folded felt patterns to work on.



5_boxes A bonus evening demonstration of Gail’s pyramid advent boxes has been added to this weekend retreat - - including a FREE pattern + FREE starter kit.

If after dinner you are still up for some extra sewing then join Gail for a complimentary evening demonstration of her popular Pyramid advent boxes.  Gail will supply everyone with a FREE pattern and FREE starter kit.  All you need to bring is a fat quarter of your favourite fabric.  Or if you like, just enjoy the demo with a glass of wine and take the pack to work on at home.


A stitching weekend from only £425 per person

Classes 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.


De Vere Cotswold Water Park, Cirencester

Set among the honey-coloured villages and gently rolling hills of The Cotswolds, the De Vere Cotswold Water Park is a hotel as spectacular as its surroundings. With extensive grounds, home to nature reserves and alive with wildlife to explore, as well as the glorious Cotswolds beyond, De Vere Cotswold Water Park offers a wonderful retreat from the outside world. Or visit the spa and gym, where a world of pampering and relaxation awaits. All just 20 minutes from J15 of the M4 and J11A of the M5 with Bristol airport just over an hour away.

If you just want to unwind, the rooms offer a perfect sanctuary. All rooms are ensuite with a TV and hairdryer and there is also complimentary Wi-Fi access throughout the hotel.


(Note - the full price includes a non-refundable £50 deposit. If you would prefer to pay by cheque or bacs, please contact us here.)


Additional information about retreats

If you’d like to stay over the night before, Friday night accommodation is available. We also do our best to accommodate non residential and partner requests.  Disabled access information available upon request. Contact us at for more information.

Sewing machines are available to hire for a small cost but please notify us at time of booking

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