Join me for a 6 day sewing retreat in the charming New England town of Bristol, Rhode Island. Choose your project. Perhaps you’re hesitant to work on a tricky fabric or design; need help with fitting issues; solve complicated construction techniques.
This is a small class and a perfect time to work on a new or stalled French jacket. You will receive an extensive instruction manual detailing construction of the French jacket plus instruction on how to create your own unique custom trim.
Send me an email if you’re not sure of what would be a good project to work on. MF953@aol.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
The class will be held from Monday, September 19 through Saturday, September 24, 2021. Class time starts at 9 AM, ends around 5:30 PM. Our sewing studio is next to a lovely home which has private accommodations for 4. An additional house is located a 5 minute walk from the studio and has 3 bedrooms. You are also welcome to stay at an area hotel if you prefer.
You are welcome to bring your own machine but I have a few loaners available if you prefer. Please let me know if you wish to reserve a machine. Professional pressing equipment, large cutting table and individual work space will be provided. Bring your own personal sewing supplies. Apple Annie Fabrics is a 15 minute drive and there is also a JoAnns close by.
Included are a continental breakfast each morning, water, coffee, tea, snacks during the day, a welcome cocktail party on Sunday evening plus two dinners: a traditional New England lobster feast and a delicious Portuguese style grill. All participants are invited to attend.
Both houses have open living/dining space, full kitchens and high speed WiFi and have 5 star ratings on Air B&B.
Cost of the Retreat is $2250 for those staying in the house. Includes 7 nights: check in after 3 PM Sunday, September 18, check out 10 AM Sunday September 25.
For those within commuting distance or arranging alternate accommodations, cost is $1500 for 6 days of sewing instruction plus group dinners.
There is also an option to attend on a daily basis. Cost is $250 per day. I will be in touch with you regarding your planned project.
A $400 deposit will reserve your place. Balance due by August 18, 2022. Cancellations prior to August 18 will receive a full refund less $100 administrative cost. No refund for cancellations after August 18 unless you spot can be filled from the waiting list. Please specify if you are registering as resident or non-resident. Any questions please email me at email@example.com.
Please complete the Class Registration form. Note that all attendees must have received a COVID vaccination. Hopefully the pandemic status will permit us to not require masking.
Travel Info: Closest airports to Bristol, RI are Providence (about 45 minute drive) and Boston (about 1.5 hour drive). Bristol is a small town with numerous restaurants a short Uber ride from the studio. Both houses have fully equipped kitchens for cooking if you wish to eat in.