We are getting excited about the first Lady Anne's International Needlework Festival 2021 as we start to finalise venues, plan the workshops and bring together the tutors for this unique event.
Your response to the Early Bird reservations has been amazing, and we know how much you are all looking forward to spending two weeks, dedicated to needlework in our home town of Appleby-in-Westmorland.
Phillipa has been visiting venues in the villages and our pretty market town to find the perfect locations to host our classes, lectures and events.
To be given priority when classes open for booking in April 2021, please reserve your place now by paying a £50 early-bird deposit, which is reimbursed when booking any Festival event. When the workshop designs and the programme are confirmed, we will notify you so that you may be the first to make your class selections.
Once the booking has opened, you will be able to choose from top international tutors coming from America, South Africa, Australia, Germany and the UK such as: Kate Barlow, Sarah Rakestraw, Hazel Blomkamp, Jacqui Carey, Alison Cole, Nicola Jarvis, Zinaida Kazban, Sarah Thursfield, Jenny Adin-Christie, Di van Niekerk, Meredith Willett and Phillipa Turnbull.
Please note that for this event you make your own travel arrangements and book your own accommodation directly with local providers. To help you find the perfect place to stay the Tourist Information Centre in Appleby has a list of hotels, B&Bs, cottages and apartments to rent. You can contact them on TIC@applebytown.org.uk
So don’t forget, make the date in your diary for Lady Anne's Needlework Festival, 4-17 July 2021 and for the first choice of workshops, lectures and events make your Early Bird reservation now.