Autumn Residential - October 2022 - Early-Bird Deposit

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  • Autumn Residential in The Lake District

    14-22 October 2022 - Price TBC.

    We are taking early-bird deposits only at this stage but we expect the final price to be in the region of £5,000. Dates will be announced soon. To be the first to know please register your interest here.

    Seven days of intensive classes at the Ryebeck Hotel on Lake Windermere | learn hand embroidery techniques with Nicola Jarvis and Jenny Adin-Christie | Evening Lectures | Exclusive use of our lakeside hotel | Final day free-choice class with option for a crewel Work day class with Phillipa

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    Join Jenny Adin-Christie, Nicola Jarvis, and Phillipa Turnbull for an intensive week of workshops in the beautiful English Lake District. Study design and technique during dedicated stitching time with each tutor. Small class sizes and superb written instruction on each design mean that this retreat is suitable for all levels. Progress at your own pace and take your needlework to the next level.

    This Retreat begins and ends at The Ryebeck Hotel, Windermere (no travel involved).

    What's included?

    • Accommodation for 8 nights with breakfast, lunch and dinner
    • 7 days of tuition with up to three tutors. Workshop kits are included as well as all materials required to finish your chosen designs
    • Loan of a frame and magnifying light (frame usage will depend on the class you have chosen)
    • Lectures and informal stitching sessions
    • Refreshments during class
    • Excursions and entry fees
    • A goody bag, which you will receive at the beginning of the retreat
    • A small pre-retreat embroidery project, which will be sent in the months before the retreat for you to enjoy and practice with if you wish

    Student testimonials

    "Jenny is the most pleasant, talented and professional tutor. Her explanations in writing and during the class are wonderfully clear. It is a real privilege and pleasure to attend her class" - 2019 Participant

    "Love Nicola’s classes she’s a real treasure" - 2019 Participant

    "I was a complete beginner and I was glad that Jenny was my first tutor." - 2019 Participant

    "It was a lovely class. Jenny seemed to have time for everyone and didn’t mind repeating instructions!" - 2019 Participant

    "I love this hotel, the staff, the atmosphere, the food and I will really happy if the retreat could go back there in the future" - 2019 participant

    "LOVED my room! Love this hotel - the staff were especially good this year" - 2019 participant

    "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! I certainly hope that I am still on this earth next spring and look forward to another very happy week. The hotel staff were brilliant and nothing was too much trouble. Jenny and Nicola were superb and it was a joy to be taught by them." - 2018 participant

    "Thank you for this extraordinary retreat which surpasses all my expectations. This is really a dream come true: perfect organisation, wonderful location, talented tutors, excellent food, superb service. In other words a perfect world: just us and embroidery. Nothing else to worry about." - 2017 & 2018 participant

  • You may secure your place immediately by paying a deposit here. Or you may contact us at info@crewelwork.com and we will process your booking manually. You will then be asked to fill in a registration form. Please also read our full Terms & Conditions.

    What is included in the price?

    (NB this does not apply to our Lady Anne's Festival in July 2021)

    • 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
    • Meals as stated in the timetable
    • All entry fees for castles, country houses, museums, and other special excursions
    • Refreshments during workshops and lectures
    • Airport transfers (transfers from train stations are not included)

    What is not included in the price?

    (NB this does not apply to our Lady Anne's Festival in July 2021)

    • Travel to and from the Retreat (except 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

    Payment

    (NB this does not apply to our Lady Anne's Festival in July 2021)

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

    1. £500 deposit payable on booking
    2. 50% of payment no later than 1 year prior to start date (or on booking if booking made after that date)
    3. 100% of payment no later than 6 months prior to start date (or on booking if booking made after that date)

    If you would like a different payment schedule, please contact us.

    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 do not accept Paypal for payments other than the deposit
  • Installments will be required as follows:

    Deposit on booking
    50% to be received 1 year months prior to departure date
    100% to be received 6 months prior to departure date

    In the event of cancellation, refunds are applied as follows:

    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 info@crewelwork.com to discuss.

    Travel Arrangements

    It is your responsibility to make all travel arrangements to the Retreat in time for the welcome meeting on the first day, and from the Retreat on the final day. Transfers from and to the stated recommended airport are included in the price (please speak to us for specific conditions associate with this). Transfers are not included for the Totally Crewel Work Workshop in September. For specific travel advice, please speak to us at info@crewelwork.com.

    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.

    We are a member of travel regulator ABTA. Our membership number is Y6352

    Please read our full Terms & Conditions.


Prefer to call?
Call us on +44 ( 0 )1768 353 683

Book with confidence. We are a member of ABTA                        (Member No. Y6352)

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Prefer to call?
Call us on +44 ( 0 )1768 353 683

Book with confidence. We are a member of ABTA                        (Member No. Y6352)

ABTA logo


Prefer to call?
Call us on +44 ( 0 )1768 353 683

Book with confidence. We are a member of ABTA                        (Member No. Y6352)

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