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The Bag Retreat


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**We now only have single occupancy rooms available for October**


What your package includes:

  • 2 retreat patterns to make

  • Skill builder sessions and support from Mrs H*

  • 2 nights accommodation

  • Cooked or continental breakfasts on Saturday and Sunday

  • A buffet lunch on Saturday and a carvery lunch on Sunday

  • 3-course dinners on Friday and Saturday

  • Access to the pop-up Sew Hot shop

  • Refreshments during the day

  • Use of hotel facilities and parking

  • PAT extension leads & 'daylight' lighting

  • The whole weekend is fully insured

*Skill builder sessions will be run by Mrs H, so in the super unlikely event that something out of her control (such as breaking both of her arms!) pops up, these will be substituted



**We now only have single occupancy rooms available for October**


Join Mrs H for a fun packed bag making weekend in the heart of South Wales!


When: Friday 13th October 2017 - Sunday 15th October 2017
You can arrive any time on Friday, and you can stay until tea time on Sunday, making it three full days of sewing!


Where: I've booked the whole of the gorgeous little Ty Newydd (pronounced Tea Nairwith) hotel in the South Wales valleys for the weekend! This hotel is super quaint with log fires, wood panelling and a traditional feel throughout!


Ty Newydd Country Hotel

It's easily accessible from the M5/M50 via the A465 and the M4 via the A470, and we can help arrange transport from the nearest train station or airport.


How Much?: The price for a shared room including full cooked breakfasts, lunches, 3 course dinners and mid session refreshments is £310.

For those who'd rather not share a room, the full ticket price is £355


What's included?: The retreat ticket includes a 3 course dinner on Friday and Saturday, a choice of continental or full cooked breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, tea & coffee throughout, buffet lunch on Saturday and a Sunday carvery lunch. The ticket also includes 2 retreat patterns designed by myself, Mrs H, and skill builder sessions throughout the weekend*. I'll also be on hand all weekend to help with your bag making, give you extra tips, and tell you as much as you'd like to know about bag making!


We'll provide a full 4ft table per person, 8 sockets between 4 via PAT tested extension leads, daylight bulbs in the function room to provide a healthy sewing environment, access to a hire machine if you need it and the whole weekend is fully insured. 


*Skill builder sessions will be run by myself, Mrs H, so in the super unlikely event that something out of my control (such as breaking both of my arms!) pops up, these will be substituted


What's the schedule?:
You'll arrive on Friday, coming up the long winding drive, to see the picturesque hotel, covered in trailing plants, with the formal gardens set in front. You can arrive any time on Friday afternoon, but if you wanted to come a bit earlier, you could always choose to have lunch in the hotel bar, or we can point you in the direction of a local cafe. We'll set up in the large communal sewing room, browse the pop-up haberdashery shop, enjoy refreshments mid afternoon, and get down to some serious bag maker bonding!


We'll dine in the hotel restaurant in the evening on a 3 course meal (we can arrange for dietary requirements in advance), and then you can either return to your sewing, or unwind in the wood panelled lounge bar.

Saturday will start with your choice of a continental or a full cooked breakfast before we get back to sewing! With 2 retreat patterns to choose from, you're sure to be busy, or you can bring your own patterns to work on while you're there.
Everyone will be working at their own pace, but if you find you need a little help, don't worry, we'll have a few break-out skill builder sessions throughout the day, and of course, help is always available! 


Saturday evening we'll sit down to yet another yummy 3 course dinner, followed by sewing or relaxing in the lounge bar.


Sunday being our last day you can check out of your comfy hotel bedroom before returning to your sewing. We'll enjoy a Sunday carvery lunch before finally finishing off any extra sewing for the weekend, packing up and starting our journeys home. If you wish to stay the Sunday night, after the retreat has finished, we can arrange for your room to be kept for an extra night, at a reduced hotel rate.


When will I receive the retreat patterns?: You'll receive the patterns at least 1 month before the retreat.


If you'd like to join us, you can currently buy tickets at full price or with an instalment plan. Instalment plans will be available right up until July, they'll just be shorter.




Terms and Conditions
Please contact us immediately if you find that you are unable to attend the retreat, if you cancel more than 4 weeks before the retreat, you will receive a full refund (minus Paypal fees).

If you cancel less than 4 weeks before the retreat you will receive a 60% ticket price refund. We may be able to help you to find someone to transfer your ticket to if you are unable to attend less than 4 weeks before the retreat.


Instalment Plans
If you miss any instalment payments, Paypal will try the payment again a month later. If you miss more than 2 payments in a row your plan will be cancelled and you will need to pay the outstanding balance by 13th September 2017, or have your ticket cancelled.

If you find yourself having difficulties continuing with the instalment plan, please contact us as soon as possible to make alternative arrangements.


Hotel corkage is as follows:
£8 per regular wine bottle
£12 per sparkling bottle
There is a hotel bar available, but if you wish to bring your own alcohol, this charge will be added to your room bill, along with any additional catering outside of the retreat ticket.

Mrs H
In the very unlikely event of Mrs H not being able to attend, the retreat will continue as planned, with a substitute bag maker of sufficient skill to assist, if possible. Skill builder sessions are subject to the attendance of Mrs H, and may need to be substituted if there is a situation outside of her control. 



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