Stitch Tropicana: Stumpwork, Goldwork & Cross Stitch

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Our next Craft sanctuary, Stitch Tropicana, has just launched. We have got some gorgeous projects for you to complete at this summer’s Craft Sanctuary, with two mega-talented tutors teaching you some exciting new techniques.

What is it?

  • A luxury weekend retreat for craft lovers from 25th-27th August 2017
  • Learn the techniques of Stumpwork, Goldwork and Cross Stitch with all materials included
  • Dine in the restaurant serving freshly prepared dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Meet like-minded stitchers who love to craft!

What is included?

  • 4 x 3-hour workshops, all materials provided
  • Welcome Gift Bag
  • Single or shared bedroom with ensuite bathroom facilities
  • 2 x Breakfast, 2 x Lunch, 2 x Dinner, plus refreshments
  • Free entry into a prize raffle

The Tutors

Sophie LongSophie Long

Sophie Long graduated from the Royal School of Needlework in 2008, having mastered more than 30 hand embroidery techniques including silk shading and goldwork. Sophie’s passion and undeniable talent for embroidery are displayed through her original works and classes for the RSN and others. Sophie’s big moment came when she was invited to be one of the team that worked on Kate Middleton’s wedding dress!

She will be teaching Stumpwork and Goldwork

At Stitch Tropicana, you’ll enjoy six hours of Stumpwork tuition under Sophie’s guidance, working on a dazzling tropical fish scene. This piece will be embellished on day two in a three-hour Goldwork class. Sophie has designed this piece especially for us and has incorporated a multitude of intricate techniques which are sure to take your stitching to the next level.

 

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Genevieve Brading

Floss & Mischief

Genevieve Brading is the creative force behind trendy needlework brand Floss & Mischief, and the author of sassy cross-stitch book I Got 99 Problems But A Stitch Ain’t One. Having launched her company after arguing about taxidermy (long story!), she totally rocks the ‘fauxdermy’ trend and keeps putting a modern twist on needlework. Genevieve especially likes bite-size projects, like the one you’ll stitch with her here, which guarantee quick success and make stitching extra enjoyable.

Cross Stitch Parakeet

This counted cross-stitch parakeet isn’t just a cutie, he’ll take your cross-stitch skills up a notch! Stitching on quality 28-count Zweigart evenweave or 14 count Aida, you’ll play with blending colours in the needle to achieve his colourful plumage and accompanying flowers. This versatile technique, known as tweeding, will make you rethink your thread colour choices.

Parakeet #1 (square)
I have stitched this and it is so much fun!

As if all this wasn’t enough to entice you, you will be stitching these gorgeous projects in the outstanding setting of Milton Hill House in Oxfordshire. Surrounded by 22 acres of tranquil parkland, Milton Hill House is a graceful Georgian manor house, sympathetically extended and exquisitely renovated into stylish accommodation with traditional charm but all modern comforts. With previous residents including William III, Peter the Great and Sir Mortimer Singer, of Singer sewing machine fame, you’ll feel like a VIP too in this luxurious setting, close to the City of Spires. Indoors you can enjoy the gym, swimming pool, spa and sauna, while outdoors the sweeping drive, landscaped Italian gardens, croquet lawn and beautiful vistas provide an inspirational setting in which to unwind. Each night you’ll dine in the award-winning restaurant, serving mouth-watering, freshly prepared dishes topped with

Indoors you can enjoy the gym, swimming pool, spa and sauna, while outdoors the sweeping drive, landscaped Italian gardens, croquet lawn and beautiful vistas provide an inspirational setting in which to unwind. Each night you’ll dine in the award-winning restaurant, serving mouth-watering, freshly prepared dishes topped with great atmosphere. You may treat yourselves to drinks or tea in the cosy bar before retiring to your elegant en-suite room with TV and free WIFI.

Milton Hill House

We’re here to help

If you would like to know more about an upcoming Craft Sanctuary event, book tickets or ask us a question, feel free to contact Sheena on 01684 498031 or email sheena.culley@fwmedia.com.

Lines are open Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm (excluding bank holidays)

Would you like to view what others have done at our previous stitch retreats? View our Craft Sanctuary album on facebook or go to #CraftSanctuary on Instagram.

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Nadine

About Nadine

Nadine dabbles in a wide range crafts. If it's pretty and she wants to make it, she'll learn the technique to do so. She is also never without a cup of tea in her hands.

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