Monday, 24 August 2009

Relaxing Retreat

I'm spending a week clothes making at Knuston Hall near Wellingborough in Northamptonshire. It's an annual indulgence where I can completely relax, eat wonderful home cooked meals served expertly by friendly staff and do something practical. Jeanine our tutor was trained in Paris and is an expert at altering dressmaking patterns to fit our not so perfect figures. She also teaches us beautiful details which make all the difference to the finished garment. It's not all work - there is a bar here and lovely grounds. The photos above were taken from our sewing room.
Knuston Hall offers a wide range of day, weekend and week long courses on music, crafts, art, history etc. Have a look by clicking here.


  1. Sounds like a wonderful time! Your pictures are lovely!

  2. WOW ! That sounds like something I would love to do . I used to sew clothes all the time and now I never!!!

    Have a great time and come back and show us pictures !!