Treat yourself to a holiday in sunny Eastbourne and take one of our 3-5 day courses. Courses are organised on the page chronologically. Scroll down to find courses with exceptional artists and teachers. Next year’s highlights will include me teaching Poetry of Stitch, a workshop I developed as a response to students saying that they had lovely printed fabrics but didn’t know how to stitch them.
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These courses will be fun but intense learning experiences and you will leave with plenty of practical knowledge to take into your own textile work. The classes are limited to 8 students, and you will work with a bench buddy on the 2m benches, or with the hybrid courses there will only be 4 in the studio and 6 online. There is a buffet style lunch – highly recommended by students from previous Re-Treats! And if you are still not sure – read some of the feedback in the comments section at the bottom of the Home page
To book a place on any Re-Treat please pay the deposit via the Add to Cart button by the course you are interested in. If there is no button, that means the course is full but do e mail me to be added to the waiting list.
For recommendations for accommodation, please scroll to the bottom of the page.
THE ART OF PAPER & STITCH
17 – 20 OCTOBER 2021 £425 + materials fee tbc (deposit £100)
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THE POETRY OF STITCH
21 – 25 FEBRUARY 2022 £450 + materials fee tbc (deposit £150)
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In order to book a place on any of these courses, you can pay a £100-£150 deposit depending on the course fee, via the Add to Cart button. Your name will then be added to the list. If you wish to ask for more information before booking your place, please e mail Christine via the Contacts Page.
This deposit is only refundable up to 3 months before the start of the course. At this stage you will be asked to pay the full balance of the course. Once the full balance has been paid, your place can only be cancelled and the fee refunded if I am able to fill the place from the waiting list.
Any materials fee that is required for the course is based on tutor requirements and studio supplies, the amount will be communicated to you at the start of the course and is paid for on the last day of the course itself. Generally the materials fee does not exceed £40, and is more often in the region of £25.
There are a couple of small B&B’s about 10 minutes away from the studio along the seafront. Breakers and By The Sea are used by studio regulars and are reasonable and have great breakfasts! There is also a dog friendly B&B just a little further from the studio – Ebor Lodge
We also have a Premier Inn in the centre of Eastbourne about 5-10 minutes walk away .
Several students have stayed in Ravilious Hotel and thoroughly recommended it for its breakfasts, and its cleanliness. It is also only about 10-15 mins walk from the station but now it is about 25 mins from the studio. It does have quite a few stairs, so perhaps not suitable for anyone with knee problems. Another B&B close to the station but about 20-25 mins from studio venue, is The Manse, a stylish house with many arts & crafts original features and great breakfasts!
As this is a holiday town, there are also a wide range of hotels, AirBNB’s and B&B’s to suit every purse! Watch this space for more recommendations!