Stay and Sew!

If you fancy a go at bag making, but want a holiday too, or would prefer one to one tuition, then you might want to consider booking a sewing retreat here at Hole House.  You can stay in our self contained holiday accommodation, which is attached to our house and sew with me at my dining room table!

The Byre is a one bedroom barn conversion, with a proper kitchen, shower room and seating area. If you are coming to sew, we can arrange for an ironing board and iron to be put in there too, so you can sew in the evenings if you wish!  Make a holiday of it, come with your partner maybe and take a day to explore the local fabric shops! I am happy to provide directions to all my favourite places.

The sewing happens in my house, at my dining room table.  I don't have a fancy studio, so the atmosphere is very informal and relaxed. You can choose whether you would like to make a complete bag, or just top up your skills with specific techniques.  Whatever it is you want to get out of it - we can tailor make your retreat to suit you. 

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The Byre lets out on Airbnb for £60 a night, if you book a sewing retreat direct with me, it is £55 a night, plus £25 / hour for bag making tuition. 

Please get in touch by emailing me at if you are interested in organising something specific to you.