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Retreats

The West Country Retreat - 18th, 19th & 20th November 2020

The West Country Retreat

 

Three days of sewing, relaxing and socialising at the beautiful Dartington Hall Hotel in Totnes, Devon


I will be creating a lovely sewing space in the Gate House at the Hotel which is light and airy with plenty of room for you to make a project of your choice.


I will be on hand to help with lots of tips and techniques; there will also be demonstrations and talks from myself and guest speaker Jamie Kemp of Male Devon Sewing.


Jamie will talk to us about his Sewing Story and experience on The Great British Sewing Bee in 2016 as well as giving us a demonstration of hand stitched buttonholes


Refreshments and a buffet lunch will be provided each day with afternoon tea on Friday before you head home.


You can choose to stay at the Hotel and enjoy breakfast (there will be a discount on room rates)


What You Need To Bring : Sewing project including pattern, fabric & notions, machine with leads and accessories, extra light (optional).  Sewing Box.- Sewing Machines are available to hire from us at £10 per day


What I Will Provide :  Gift Box, Overlockers, Irons & ironing Boards, pressing tools, haberdashery shop

The cost of The West Country Sewing Retreat is £375

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The Brighton Sewing Retreat - 17th March 2021 FULLY BOOKED

The Brighton Sewing Retreat

 

Three days of sewing, relaxing and socialising at a Beautiful Hotel in Brighton


I will be creating a lovely sewing space in the Meeting Room at the Hotel which is light and airy with plenty of room for you to make a project of your choice.


I will be on hand to help with lots of tips and techniques; there will also be demonstrations and talks from myself and a guest speaker.


Refreshments and a buffet lunch will be provided each day with afternoon tea on Friday before you head home.


You can choose to stay at the Hotel and enjoy breakfast (there will be a discount on room rates)


What You Need To Bring : Sewing project including pattern, fabric & notions, machine with leads and accessories, extra light (optional).  Sewing Box.


What I Will Provide :  Gift Box, Overlockers, Irons & ironing Boards, pressing tools, haberdashery shop

 

THIS RETREAT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED - IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE ADDED TO THE WAITING LIST IN CASE A PLACE BECOMES AVAILABLE PLEASE CONTACT amy@claire-tyler.com

 

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The Maker's Atelier Sewing Retreat -28th, 29th & 30th April 2021

 


The Makers Atelier Sewing Retreat


The Maker's Atelier Sewing Retreat will start with a One-Day Masterclass in different fabric constructions Seasonal trends and which fabrics to choose, covering classic knit and woven constructions as well as leathers and modern technical fabrics.


You will have swatches to work on and will choose a Maker’s Atelier pattern to make, and there will be one-to-one discussions with Frances Tobin and Claire Tyler, sewing expert and teacher, to help you decide on fabric choice.


At the end of the day there will be a chance to go on a fabric shopping trip, then over the next two days you will sew your pattern, learning techniques and tricks for working with fabrics to achieve professional finishes.


Our aim is to give you the skills and confidence to make informed fabric choices, enabling you to produce more beautiful garments in your future sewing projects.


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Reviews From Last Years Sewing Retreat


'A hugely enjoyable and inspirational three days spent immersed in fabrics and stitching!'  


'The Retreat has re-energised my love of sewing, of fabrics and of producing garments that are a pleasure both to make ands wear.' 


'Thank you so much, I have learnt so many valuable skills and techniques' 


'Sincere and heartfelt thanks to you for such a fabulous and inspiration event!'

The cost of The Maker's Atelier Sewing Retreat is £545 - There is an early bird discount - if you book before the 1st September you can book for the lower price of £495

 

If you would like to reserve a place on this Retreat with a £100 deposit please click here

 

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 The New York Sewing Tour & Cruise

27th July - 8th August 2021

 

                       New York Tour  New York Tour  New York Tour

 

Join us for 11 days of sewing related fun!

 

We plan to fly to New York where we will spend 4 days of sightseeing, visiting museums and of course lots of Fabric Shopping!

We will be staying at the fabulous Renaisance Hotel on Time Square and will be joined one evening by top Couturier Kenneth D King for an inspirational talk.

 

We will then embark on the Queen Mary 2 where sewing machines will meet us for a 7 day cruise back to Southampton whilst we enjoy uninterrupted sewing in luxurious surroundings.

 

Claire will be on hand with plenty of advice and tuition as well as daily masterclasses.

 

Pricing starts at £3600 including all accommodation, flight to New York & Cruise.  The only thing not included is food in New York and Spending Money!

 

For more information and to book a place contact us at amy@claire-tyler.com

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