Happy Hare’s annual Sewing Retreat will take place this year on 24th and 25th October. For the first time, we will be going to Wortley Hall, which we are really excited about.


The programme for the retreat is fairly loose, which is what we find attendees prefer. On arrival, you will receive a “goody bag”, with some lovely gifts in, and will also receive four project packs. You can either undertake these in the course of the weekend, when tutored support will be scheduled, or can take them away to work on at a later date.

Projects will be kept secret until the weekend, but will include a mixture of basic hand sewn and machine sewn items. Previous projects have  included English Paper Piecing, a needle case, fabric covered notebook, fabric Christmas crackers and felt cat toy.

We have a number of options available, to allow flexibility. The retreat takes place all day on the Saturday and Sunday, with the weekend rate including dinner, bed and breakfast on Saturday night / Sunday morning. You can also book the Friday night as an optional extra. This year, we are also offering the choice of booking afternoon tea on the Friday, which we thought would get the weekend off to a nice start.


Rates for the retreat are as follows:

Day delegate rate£150.00
Weekend delegate rate (twin room)£250.00 per person
Single supplement£25.00
Sewing machine hire£25.00
Friday night accommodation
(twin room, dinner, bed and breakfast)
£50.00 per person
Friday night accommodation
(single room, dinner, bed and breakfast)
Friday afternoon tea£14.95