Raby

Learn how to make your own scatter cushions at our weekend retreat set in the spectacular North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which is also a UNESCO Global Geopark.

This busy 2-day workshop will teach you the techniques and stitches, to make bespoke designed scatter cushions, including pattern matching, handmade buttons, piping, and dealing with the dynamics of trimmings. You will learn how to measure and cut your fabric to maximize on pattern and detail, three options on how-to insert a zip. During the workshop you will complete at least 2 cushions, one with piped edging and another with fancy trimming.

Hosted by the High Force Hotel in County Durham, which sits beside one of the UK’s most spectacular waterfalls, the two-day workshop will be led by interior design tutor Jacqueline Schultz of JS Interiors.

Suitable for beginners as well as more experienced sewers and crafters, the workshop will include two nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast at the High Force Hotel, access to High Force Waterfall, a welcome reception with drinks and canapes on the first night and expert tuition over two days with tea, coffee and a two-course lunch provided.

Full list of weekend workshops:

12th & 13th October – Handmade Pleated Lampshades

23rd & 24th November – Scatter Cushions

January 25th/26th – Bespoke Roman Blinds

Feb 29th / Mar 1st – Traditional Tailored Lampshades

Weekend retreat price £379 (room upgrades may be available). Special rates available for guests who want to extend their stay and explore this beautiful area.

To book contact Andrew on: 01833 622336 or 07969710451

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