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Scatter cushions - 2 day weekend workshop retreat, High Force, Co Durham

Bespoke scatter cushions in hues of red and cream with pom pom and ribbon trim

Duration: Residential 2-days 2-nights

Price: £379

Book with: Jacqueline Schultz
at JSInteriorsUK

High Force Hotel
Alston Road
Forest-in-Teesdale
County Durham
DL120XH

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About the Course

Jacqueline invites you to slip away into your creative bubble for a professional, skill based weekend with a small group of like minded people. Traditional, comfortable, historic High Force Hotel & creative, crafty JSInteriors are teaming up to bring you a fun packed, busy weekend workshop retreat in the stunning, unspoilt North Pennines.

This 2-night, 2-day residential workshop retreat covers all the techniques rand skills required to make oodles of scatter cushion designs to embellish your couches, chairs and beds.

Is this course for me?
Do you look longingly at sofas beautifully adorned with an ensemble of scatter cushions? Would you like to discover how to make buttons, bias piping, insert zips and tackling luxurious trimmings, all to a professional standard? Jacqueline will share the tricks of the trade.

What will I learn?
This busy 2-day workshop will teach you the techniques and stitches, to make bespoke designed scatter cushions, including pattern matching, handmade buttons, piping, and dealing with the dynamics of trimmings. You will learn how to measure and cut your fabric to maximize on pattern and detail, three options on how-to insert a zip. During the workshop you will complete at least 2 cushions, one with piped edging and another with fancy trimming.

Who will be teaching me?
Jacqueline is creative and talented, with over 20 years of teaching experience. She owns JSInteriorsUK and works as an Interior Designer in Yorkshire with mostly private clients on whole room schemes and holiday cottages.

What will I take home?
The knowledge, skills and confidence to make your own roman blinds at home. Training notes. Information about tried and tested reliable suppliers. Access to JSInteriorUK website resources for other soft furnishing projects. And, of course, 2 or more cushion covers to dress your home.

Scatter cushions are complimentary to bespoke curtains, blinds and handmade lampshades so do check out other weekend retreats offered by JSInteriorsUK.

Some hand and machine sewing experience will be useful, however Jacqueline and her assistant will provide oodles of encouragement and support, therefore this course is suitable for both the beginner and more experienced, enthusiastic sewer.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

All course fees are inclusive of 2 nights B&B at High Force Hotel, complementary welcome cocktail reception Friday evening followed by a 2-day weekend workshop with a light lunch, refreshments and dinner at High Force Hotel, all cushion making specialist materials & sundries, & training notes.

For more information and details on how to book please contact Jacqueline using the 'Contact' link above.

Retreat prices start from £379.00, with some variations depending on accommodation requirements.

To secure your place, a deposit of 50% is required with the balance due 1 month before your start date. If you need to cancel for any reason you can book onto another course or a full refund will be provided as long as you cancel within 2 weeks of your start date. We reserve the right to cancel the course if we get insufficient bookings and will aim to provide you with 10 days notice, your fee will be fully refunded.



Want to review this course?

I have been on a number of Jacqueline’s courses and loved every one so thought I’d give this one a go too! It was perfect - I got to be very creative in using left over bits of material from previous course I had attended. I love how my pillows now match my lampshades. Jacqueline was great at finding a way of using all my little bits and bobs of fabric and trims in the best way possible! Thank you so much Jac - yet again a fabulous weekend!

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Response from JSInteriorsUK:

Ahh yes Karina, we don't throw anything away. All the scraps from window treatments and lampshades are fabulously important as they can bring a whole room scheme together with a few scatter cushions. Your cushions are gorgeous, well done you!

I’m so proud of what I achieved on this course - two amazing cushions, new skills and a shed load of creative ideas! I thought I knew how to make scatter cushions but not like these ones! Zips, piping, beaded trims - loved it! A relaxed, friendly course with lots of help and tips - Jacqueline certainly knows what she’s talking about and is brimming with ideas and advice. Well worth it whether creating for personal use or something more ambitious - highly recommended

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Response from JSInteriorsUK:

Thank you Hazel for your lovely review, your cushions were beautiful and I was totally impressed with all your creative ideas.

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Course Start Dates

Saturday 29th February 2020
Sunday 1st March 2020
  • Accommodation offered
  • Disabled access
  • Residential
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Teen friendly
  • Weekends

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