Come and indulge yourself in a fabricky, fun filled sewing/crafting adventure! Join us for a wonderful sewing retreat away from it all. Imagine....you, your sewing machine and sewing projects,knitting and crochet and craft 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?
Retreat Dates 2019
September 27th -30th. November 15th - 18th 2019. Fully Booked
Retreat Dates 2020
February 28th - March 2nd. March 20th - 23rd. October 9th - 12th. November 13th - 16th
Sew....for hours and hours!! We have a dedicated sewing room so you can leave your machine set up all weekend long...bliss!! This is a great opportunity to finally get round to those long awaited projects that you just haven't had the time for before. Or, you may want to use a fabric you're anxious about sewing or make up a pattern that's just a little out of your comfort zone...here is your opportunity to learn, grow in confidence and try new things.
Nestled in the beautiful countryside of The South Hams in Devon, The Shippon has wonderfully luxurious accommodation, far reaching views of the River Dart and is the most perfect venue for our sewing retreat. Stunning bedrooms each with an ensuite or private bathroom, a huge sitting room with a woodburner..perfect for those wintry evenings...and hot tubs on the decking...!Read more about the accommodation here.
The weekends will be hosted by me...Yvonne Temple and my mum...Rosemary Temple who will keep us supplied with delicious food all weekend long!! 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.
Cake is also a very important part of the weekend (!!). The wonderful Lisa from Boho Cakes will be bringing us a delicious treat for Sunday afternoon tea..all served on beautiful vintage china. Find a squishy sofa in the sitting room in front of the fire and be spoilt!