NEW - Lake District Residential - 2-12 March 2024 (deposit)
2-12 March 2024 at Askham Hall
We are thrilled to be returning to the our very favourite country house hotel, Askham Hall, a family-owned hotel and Michelin-starred restaurant in the Lake District and just a few minutes drive from our base in Appleby.
Askham will become our home-from-home for the duration of our stay and the staff at the Hall are ready to make this a truly amazing experience for us.
✔️ 9 nights full-board accommodation at Askham Hall with Michelin starred food each night (2 evenings with tasting menu, 7 nights informal dining)
✔️ 1 night full-board accommodation at the Cottons Hotel, Knutsford
✔️ 6 full days of tuition
✔️ Workshop kits
✔️ Loan of a frames, magnifying light and other equipment
✔️ Refreshments during class
✔️ Goody bag
✔️ Stately home and castle visits
✔️ Day out in the Lake District
✔️ Lectures and informal stitching sessions
✔️ Optional walks and other excursions
✔️ Coach travel to and from Manchester locations (hotel/airport/train station) plus necessary travel as per the programme
Accommodation & Food
10 nights Full board accommodation throughout, with 1 night at a the Cottons Hotel, Knutsford, and 9 nights at Askham Hall
Tuition & Kits
6 full days of tuition, Workshop kits, Loan of a frames, magnifying light and other equipment, Refreshments during class, and a goody bag
Excursions & Lectures
Stately home and castle visits, day out in the Lake District, Lectures and informal stitching sessions, as well as optional walks and Lake District visits
Coach travel to and from Manchester airport and necessary travel as per the programme
Askham Hall is a family-owned Michelin-starred restaurant and hotel situated on the edge of beautiful Askham village and in the heart of the Lowther Family Estate. Currently run by Hon. Charles Edwin Lowther, Askham has become one of the finest culinary destinations in Britain in recent years.
Originally a family home, Askham's 19 bedrooms are all individually decorated and have a warm, welcoming feel. There have been many royal guests over the years, including Prince Philip, who slept in The Admiral's Room every year for 30 years whilst competing at the annual Lowther Show.
You can see a full list of bedrooms on the Askham Hall website. You will be given a choice of bedrooms to select from once you have chosen your price band.
Single Occupancy (prices are per person)
Standard - £9,000
Deluxe - £9,500
Suite - £9,950
Executive Suite - £10,950
Double Occupancy (prices are per person)
Standard - £5,500
Deluxe - £6,000
Suite - £6,500
Arrival: The retreat will officially begin at 5.30pm on Saturday 2nd March 2024 at the Cottons Hotel, where we will spend our first night. We recommend flying to Manchester Airport, which is a short distance from the hotel. We will then travel north to Askham Hall the following day.
Departure: we will return to The Cottons Hotel at approximately 1pm on Tuesday 12th March 2024. Our drop-off points will be Manchester Airport, Manchester Piccadilly Train Station, or our The Cottons Hotel.
"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)
We will be joined by three world-class embroidery tutors for this retreat.
Jenny Adin-Christie - Jenny will teach for two days at the beginning of the week. Each student will be able to choose form a range of designs from Jenny's collection. Details to follow
Natalie Dupuis - Natalie will be teaching a new Goldwork design based on an inlaid box from Muncaster Castle. Details to follow
Phillipa Turnbull - Phillipa will teach. anew crewel work design based on the collection at Muncaster Castle. Details to follow