Lady Anne's Needlework - St Andrews Residential Retreat



  • Lady Anne's Needlework - St Andrews Residential Retreat
  • Lady Anne's Needlework - St Andrews Residential Retreat
  • Lady Anne's Needlework - St Andrews Residential Retreat
  • Spring Residential in The Lake District
  • Lady Anne's Needlework - St Andrews Residential Retreat
  • Lady Anne's Needlework - St Andrews Residential Retreat
  • Lady Anne's Needlework - St Andrews Residential Retreat
  • Lady Anne's Needlework - St Andrews Residential Retreat
  • Lady Anne's Needlework - St Andrews Residential Retreat
  • Lady Anne's Needlework - St Andrews Residential Retreat
  • Lady Anne's Needlework - St Andrews Residential Retreat
  • Lady Anne's Needlework - St Andrews Residential Retreat
  • Lady Anne's Needlework - St Andrews Residential Retreat

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  • About the Retreat
  • Room Descriptions
  • How to Book
  • Important Information
  • St Andrews Residential Needlework Retreat
    29th October - 6th November 2022

    A 9 day, all-inclusive retreat in St Andrews, Scotland

    6 full days of tuition | Evening lectures | Exclusive use of our hotel | Museum visits to Glamis Castle, The National Museums Collection Centre, Edinburgh, and the Burrell Museum, Glasgow | Full board accommodation.

    Join Phillipa Turnbull, Natalie Dupuis & Zina Kazban for an intensive retreat on the beautiful East Coast of Scotland. Small class sizes of maximum 15 people and superb written instruction on each design mean that this retreat is suitable for all levels.

    Please check our Retreat website for the programme and full details of this experience.

    Student testimonials from past Retreats:

    "Thank you for this extraordinary retreat which surpasses all my expectations. This is really a dream come true: perfect organisation, talented tutors, excellent food, superb service. In other words a perfect world: just us and embroidery. Nothing else to worry about." - Genevieve, Belgium 2017, 2018 and 2019 Spring Residential Retreat participant (Lake District retreat)

    "A big thank is due to you for one of the most stimulating and interesting week that I have had for some time. The mixture of nationalities was great and created interesting conversations, other than embroidery!  - Jean, 2018 & 2019 Spring Residential Retreat participant (Lake District retreat)

  • Hotel du Vin

    Hotel du Vin St Andrews is in the heart of the old town, housed in a traditional stone and slate terrace building with stunning views of the West Sands, made famous by the film Chariots of Fire. Inside our St Andrews hotel you will find 36 stylish bedrooms and stunning suites, all featuring luxuries such as comfy hand-sprung mattresses, soft Egyptian linen, powerful drench showers, flat screen TVs and much more.

    As Hotel du Vin Hotels are created within of buildings with character and history, please note that the images are reflective of the room type but the decoration and exact configuration may change as all guest rooms are individual and unique.

    Check-in time 3pm
    Check-out time 11am

    Our classic rooms are located in the charming original house, each individually designed with a sumptuous queen or double bed (please note some doubles can not be twinned), a flat screen TV, free wifi, Dyson fans, a writing desk and different types of seating including armchairs and ottomans. They also boast a luxurious walk-in monsoon shower. They are all ideal for business or leisure.

    The Deluxe Rooms are air-conditioned and located in the hotel's new wing at the rear. They are unique in design and have a lot more space than our Classic Rooms. There is a seating area that creates an inviting environment to relax in, as well as a monsoon shower that will soothe your aching shoulders after a day of embroidering. St Andrews's quaint streets are captivating, but the quality of your room is even more spectacular. You can enjoy Nespresso coffee, Wi-Fi, flatscreen TV, a hairdryer and fluffy bathrobes while relaxing in the hotel.

    As well as all the features of our Deluxe Rooms, our Deluxe Sea View rooms include views of charming St Andrew's bay and the famous West Sands beach, these gorgeous Deluxe rooms feature queen beds, luxurious walk-in monsoon showers and a relaxing seating area with a desk and comfortable chair. In addition to flatscreen TVs and free wifi, they also have Dyson fans.

    Our junior suites are spacious, light and individually designed, with a zip & link queen bed and comfortable sitting area with ottomans, armchairs or sofas and writing desk. With all the extras like complimentary Wi-Fi, fluffy bathrobes, flat screen TV, Dyson fans and room service, you won't want to leave. Enjoy gorgeous views overlooking the West Sands Beach from the armchairs in the bay window.

    Our spacious open-plan suites boast the finest features. Take relaxation to the next level with our luxurious queen bed, cosy lounging area, and an en-suite bathroom with a roll- top bath for a comfortable soak or perhaps relax in our walk-in monsoon shower, you will not want to miss either. Two of our suites feature views over charming St Andrews Bay, while our Eden Mill suite enjoys a wonderfully spacious lounge. 

  • You may secure your place immediately by paying a deposit here. Or you may contact us at and we will process your booking manually. You will then be asked to fill in a registration form.

    What is included in the price?

    • All tuition, talks and lectures
    • All materials and instructions required for workshops
    • Loan of all the necessary frames and equipment required for workshops
    • All hotel accommodations for the stated duration of the tour and all coach travel where applicable
    • Breakfast, lunch and dinner in the hotel for the duration of the retreat
    • All entry museum fees or other special excursions
    • Refreshments during workshops and lectures
    • Return travel from Edinburgh to St Andrews by coach (via Burrell Museum on return)
    • Taxi from St Andrews or nearby train stations if travelling directly to St Andrews

    What is not included in the price?

    • Airport transfers
    • Personal expenditure at hotels, excursions and events, e.g. bar, laundry, telephone, IT, meal extras beyond anything that has already been arranged as part of the Retreat
    • Additional tips and gratuities at your discretion


    You may pay the entire amount at the point of booking via this booking page. Alternatively, you may pay in instalments as follows:

    1. £500 deposit payable on booking - pay here
    2. 50% of payment by 31st May 2022
    3. 100% of payment by 30th June 2022

    You are strongly advised, at the point of booking, to take our personal travel insurance which covers the whole cost of your stay and travel should for any reason you are unable to attend.

    Payment methods

    • Payment can be made by Bank Draft/Transfer
    • If you are paying from a foreign bank account, we recommend using TransferWise. This is a service designed specifically for foreign currency transfers and offers the cheapest fees (much cheaper than your bank would charge for an international transfer)
    • We also accept payments by credit card or debit card or by UK cheque
    • We would prefer not to accept Paypal for payments other than the deposit
  • In the event of cancellation, refunds are applied as follows:

    • There is a 14 day cooling off period after any booking. In this time you may cancel your booking and receive a full refund.
    • After this 14 day period you, or any member of your party, may cancel your travel arrangements at any time. Written notification from the person who made the booking or your travel agent must be received at our offices by email. Since we incur costs in cancelling your travel arrangements, refunds are applied as follows:
      • Less than 6 months before departure date - no refund
      • 6 months to 1 year prior to departure date - 50% of price of holiday
      • More than 1 year prior to holiday - 100% refund (minus deposit)
    • Note: If the reason for your cancellation is covered under the terms of your insurance policy, you may be able to reclaim these charges. If, at any point, we are able to fill your place with someone from our waiting list, we will notify you of any refund that can be made. All refunds in this case are at the Organiser’s discretion.

    Note: If the reason for your cancellation is covered under the terms of your insurance policy, you may be able to reclaim these charges. 

    Your Health

    It is important that you inform us of any health issues or food allergies, etc, at the time of booking. Wheelchair users should please note that, due to the historic focus of our Retreats, most of the venues are extremely old and do not have good accessibility. If you have mobility or health issues and are not sure to what extent these might affect your enjoyment of the vacation, please contact to discuss.

    Travel Arrangements

    It is your responsibility to make all travel arrangements to the Retreat in time for our departure at 9am from The MacDonald, Holyrood Hotel, Edinburgh, EH8 8AU. Or, if you are travelling directly to St Andrew, to the hotel by 7pm on 29th October.

    On the final day, we will travel back to Edinburgh via Glasgow and you can be dropped at nearby train stations or airports. For specific travel advice, please speak to us at

    Alterations to the programme

    The Organisers reserve the right to make additions, alterations and/or substitutions, without notice, to the itinerary/tutors or any other part of the programme in the event of unforeseen circumstances, or to improve the student experience.

    Liability and Insurance

    The Organisers have used their best endeavours to ensure that all goods, services and facilities provided in respect of the Retreat have been supplied, delivered, arranged or otherwise made available by properly qualified companies, organisations and individuals. They cannot, however, accept any responsibility for damage, loss or injury, howsoever caused, to participants or those accompanying them, or their belongings, as a consequence of their attendance during the days spent at the Retreat or at any of the Special Excursions or Events, or in the event that any part of the programme cannot be delivered. In the event that The Organisers have to cancel the Retreat, their liability shall be limited to refunding all monies they have received up to the time of cancellation.

    All students are advised to take out their own insurance, in respect of, but not limited to, travel, cancellation, loss of payments made, medical and personal effects, etc. The importance of doing this at the earliest possible stage cannot be over-emphasised.

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