The Maker's Atelier Sewing Retreat -28th, 29th & 30th April 2021
28th, 29th & 30th April 2021
Jury's Inn Waterfront Hotel, Brighton
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.
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!'
Day 1 - 28th April
9.30am - Welcome
10.00am - Seasonal trends and which fabrics to choose - Frances
11.00am - Fabric files handed out, time to inspect the sample rail and choose your pattern.
1.00pm - Lunch
1.45-3.30pm - Practical Workshop, choosing the correct machine feet for your fabric - Claire
4.00pm - Fabric Shopping with Claire at Ditto. Shopping for Leather with Frances
7.00pm - Dinner (optional)
Day 2 - 29th April
9.00-1pm - Begin Sewing Projects
1pm - Lunch
1.45-5.30pm - Sewing
7pm - Dinner (Optional)
Day 3 - 30th April
9.00am - Masterclass - Claire
10-1pm - Sewing
1pm - Lunch
1.45-4pm - Sewing
4.00pm - Tea and goody bags
3 days expert tuition and guidance from Frances and Claire
Refreshments and a buffet lunch each day with afternoon tea on Friday before you head home.
The Maker's Atelier sewing pattern of your choice for your sewing project
The Maker's Atelier Fabric File complete with samples to work with
The Maker's Atelier goody bag
What's not included?
Your accommodation , You can choose to stay at Jury's Inn Hotel and enjoy breakfast and use of the Spa (there will be a discount on room rates booked before 4th April)
Your travel expenses (there will be discounted parking available at the hotel)
The cost of dinner, eating at the Hotel or offsite is flexible.
Sewing machines - if traveling from abroad please email, sewing machines will be available to hire
The materials for your sewing project.
Bring along your own Sewing Box with tools etc.
Overlockers, irons and ironing boards will be available to use, there will also be interfacings and haberdashery available to purchase.
Timings are approximate with lots of fun things planned. More information will be provided on booking
Maximum Number of Students: 18
Dates: 28th, 29th & 30th April 2021
Start/End time: 9am-5pm
Duration: 3 days
Tutors: Frances Tobin & Claire Tyler
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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