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A Textile and Quilting Weekend in Windsor, May 2018

5th May 2018 to 6th May 2018

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Date: 5 - 6 May 2018
De Vere Beaumont Hotel, Windsor
Price: £425

Beautiful Birds with Gail Lawther

5_gail-sm Gail is known for designing and stitching quilts for books and patterns, as well as teaching workshops across the UK and further afield. Treat yourself to a weekend doing the craft you love along with like-minded people – and try out some new techniques into the bargain.

Birds provide the soundtrack to our lives, and all the projects that Gail is offering on this retreat are inspired by our feathered friends: you'll find garden birds and seabirds, pheasants and flamingos, doves and chickens, herons and puffins – and loads more besides.

Whether you're a complete beginner to patchwork or an accomplished stitcher, this is an excellent weekend for extending your skills and learning new ones. There's a wide variety of different techniques on offer for creating the projects, including – of course– Gail’s ‘signature’ Stained Glass Patchwork.


Layer, Solder and Stitch with Kathleen Laurel Sage


Kathleen is known for wielding her soldering iron to embellish; remove and seal areas of her machine embroidered and layered organza designs, to make a strong delicate and versatile fabric.

Kathleen will guide you through the techniques needed to create your own layered, soldered and stitched project, including some simple steps to design your own masterpiece. She will help you decide on a design, either drawn by you or from a selection of patterns and kits. If you have never used a soldering iron before, don’t worry you’ll soon be totally hooked with your head brimming full of fantastic creative ideas.

The weekend will be a good solid starting point for a 3 dimensional or larger project or you may wish to explore the technique in a geometric manner or even make several smaller pieces in the form of unique jewellery or small panels.


A textile and quilting weekend from only £395 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 Beaumont, Windsor

With it’s beginnings in the 14th century, this majestic hotel stands in the Royal Borough of Windsor. Set close to the River Thames, the hotel is just 3 miles from Windsor and the Castle, minutes from J13 of the M25 and 15 minutes from Heathrow; Egham station is also 3 miles away with fast connections to London Waterloo and Reading.

Relax in subtle luxury in an ensuite room so you’re guaranteed a great night’s sleep. There is also complimentary Wi-Fi access, TV and hairdryer. The fully equipped gym and swimming pool has a modern and fresh design, and both are open daily to guests.


(Note - the full price includes a non-refundable £50 deposit. If you would prefer to secure your booking by cheque or bacs with a £50 deposit and pay the balance at a later date then please click here to Download a Booking Form to return to us with your deposit payment.)


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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