About the Course
Come and indulge yourself in a fabricky, fun filled sewing adventure! Join us for a wonderful sewing retreat away from it all. Imagine....you, your sewing machine and sewing projects, great food, fantastic accommodation, making new friends, cosy conversations by the log fire, sewing mischief and a spot of pampering! What more could you want?
Nestled in the beautiful countryside of The South Hams in Devon, The Shippon, with it's far reaching views of the River Dart, is the perfect venue for our sewing retreat. The large sewing room provides ample space to set up our sewing machines for a long weekend of sewing to our hearts content!
The weekends will be hosted by me...Yvonne Temple. My passion has always been to sew...since the age of seven when my mum taught me how to make dresses for my dolls on her old Singer sewing machine there has been no stopping me..... I love to teach, inspire, create and to see others become infused with that same passion.
As a special treat for our retreat we will also be welcoming a lady who specialises in helping women to discover the colours and styles that enhance them the most. She will be giving us an interactive talk to encourage us all to start to think about our own colour and style analysis...starting us off on a new journey where we have more confidence not only in ourselves but also in our fabric and pattern choices...no more costly mistakes!
The accommodation at The Shippon comprises of 4/5 doubles, 3/4 twins and 2 single bedrooms with either an en suite or private bathroom, as well as a large sitting room with a cosy log fire and comfy sofas to sink into with a glass of something lovely...!, kitchen and large dining area and, to add a touch of luxury and pampering,....two large hot tubs on the decking outside with more gorgeous views of the river and surrounding countryside!!
So looking forward to laughing, chatting, making connections, eating cake and sewing with you.
Just bring your PJ's, sewing machine, sewing project and drinks of your choice and lets get snuggled in for a long weekend of stitchy therapy!
Love Yvonne xxx
Booking can be made through my website
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
Accommodation in a beautiful converted barn. All rooms have ensuite or private bathroom.
3 course meal each evening.
Breakfast every day.
LOTS of cake.
Copious amounts of tea and coffee.
Dedicated sewing room
Tuition if needed.
Interactive talk about colour, shape and style.
It's impossible to do justice to the weekend but I will try! I can't recommend it highly enough for a perfect blend of sewing, pampering and retreat created by the magical warmth of Yvonne, together with Rosemary (wonderful nurturing, cakes and food!) and Simon (chauffeur, milk tray man and snow rescue!). We all arrived, excited and also with the varying degrees of confidence and nerves that always come with doing something new and with people you do not know. Some of us knew no one before we arrived, others used it as a chance to catch up with an old friend but the warm welcome from Yvonne meant that everyone bonded very quickly over tea and cake. We settled in to our lovely rooms and were greeted by personalised gifts from Yvonne on each bed - a lovely surprise. The sewing room was perfectly set up and Yvonne's ability to create an atmosphere of trust meant that all of us felt comfortable learning from each other and even I (a complete beginner!) made a fantastic lampshade that I love. The retreat element of the weekend emerged naturally as the trust in the group grew and made it really special with lots of sharing all sorts of wisdom about life as well as sewing. The hot tubs and walks provided a change of pace and the talks added variety without any pressure to take part if the sewing project was your priority. Everyone achieved so much under Yvonne's gentle and positive teaching. Beautiful location, beautiful people that brought out the best in all of us. We didn't want to go home and I don't think we will ever forget the weekend. Thank you all!
Patti Sowa - - #13754
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