Arts and Crafts Courses

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Learn Something New

At Thirkelow we will be offering a range of courses and craft retreats throughout the year from traditional crafts to countryside stewardship. With accommodation on site in en-suite rooms and a warm, light studio space to work in our venue offers the perfect environment to learn new skills and meet new people, or spend time with old friends working on shared interests. With space to spread out and create, just steps away from our cosy rooms and well equipped kitchen you'll be able to focus some quality time on your chosen course or retreat.

Courses and retreats can be booked with or without accommodation depending on availability and we can recommend alternative accommodation in the area if you prefer to stay offsite. Non-participating partners can be accommodation where space is available and we can provide them with information about local attractions and goings on.

Sewing retreat dates have been released for 2020, but are now all full. Dates for 2021 will be released soon, please Contact us for pricing and availability or scroll down the page for more information.

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sewing retreats 2019

Upcoming Sewing Retreats and quilting courses

Thirkelow sewing retreats and quilting courses include sewing in the studio, accommodation and all meals. Options for a shared room or single occupancy. Bring your own project, support and machines available. Non sewing partners welcome.

Dates for 2020

  • Tuesday 28th April to Thursday 30th April 2020 (Sold out)
  • Thursday 7th May to Saturday 9th May 2020 (Sold out)
  • Tuesday 23rd June to Thursday 25th June 2020 (Sold out)
  • Friday 17th July to Sunday 19th July 2020 (Sold out)
  • Friday 25th September to Sunday 27th September 2020 (Sold out)
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Capsule Wardrobe
Children's clothing
Yarn Crafts
Spinning and Weaving
Writing Retreats
Dry Stone Walling
Craft Retreats

Learn Your Way

We aim to provide a wide range of learning options. If you are interested in a particular course or retreat then let us know and we'll see what we can find for you. We are also happy to accommodate teachers looking for a space to bring their own students and craft or friendship groups wanting to use our studio to organise their own retreats.

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