Today is an exciting day for us! Today we get to introduce a new style of retreat that we hope you will love. After the success of The Craft Sessions annual retreat over the last couple of years, and with how quickly the retreat was selling out, we knew that we wanted to create more spaces for us to come together - but what? and how?
So I started rolling ideas around in my head, and where I came to, was that I really wanted the opportunity to dive deep into a particular discipline or craft for a whole weekend. I wanted us to have more time to have a deeper focus in one area. Once I got started on this train of thought, the ideas kept flowing. More topics, and more crafts, and more special events where we come together to connect and focus. Yay!
But firstly I couldn't get one idea out of my mind. I'd seen this beautiful Barn space at The Estate Trentham through one of our ace teachers, and I could see the whole event in my mind. Hand stitching, linen, tea, homemade cordial, the gardens, cake, and the opportunity to engage with Melissa and Elizabeth's beautiful work. A perfect match if I do say so myself.... and the possibility of the perfect weekend.
Without further ado I would like to introduce ....
Slow Stitching in the Barn
with Melissa Wastney, Elizabeth Barnett and Felicia Semple
Slow Stitching in the Barn is a weekend where we step into slow. We sit together, learn together, eat together and take time out to live a little differently.
This weekend has been created to feel like a total treat - divine food in the most beautiful space - spending time with the amazing Melissa Wastney and Elizabeth Barnett, who are two of The Craft Session's favourite teachers. This retreat holds a space where we can take the time to replenish, connect and drop in to a weekend of making.
Slow Stitching in the Barn is a special event and offers a different format to our annual spring retreat. A non-residential weekend offering participants the opportunity to dive deep into hand stitching, in a more intimate setting. We will spend our days making projects based around beautiful handwork. A magic retreat where we will stitch, embroider, handquilt, sew and if you want to, draw and paint.
All the details are on our website at Slow Stitching in the Barn.
We know you are going to love it. The Barn is totally stunning. The food abundant and glorious. The teaching generous, encouraging and knowledgeable. And the company .... well that's the best bit of any of our events. A weekend to slow down and make beauty.
Registration will open on Sunday November 13th at 5pm.
Please be aware that this is a small event and tickets are very limited. As always, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
GIVEAWAY - To celebrate the launch of this special event we have a little pack of stitching goodness to give away - some of my favourite sashiko needles, some linen, a hoop, and some beautiful threads. Just leave a comment on the post. (My apologies international folk - this one is only for those in Australia and NZ. )
Can't wait to hear what you think.