The Couture Retreat - Residential - Classic Room

The Couture Retreat - Residential - Classic Room

8th - 12th May 2022


This Retreat is all about Couture.


Couture sewing takes time and patience. Much of the construction is done by hand often because the fabrics are tricky and there could be complicated design details. Since spending time with Claire Shaeffer, who is an internationally respected author, lecturer and columnist and has a collection of over 2000 couture garments many of which are Chanel, Claire has been inspired to do more couture sewing and share some of these skills.


On this Retreat Claire will be on had to help you start a couture garment of your choice in the beautiful and peaceful atmosphere of Dalston Hall Hotel.


We will be creating a lovely sewing space at the Hotel and teaching Sewing Techniques perfect for creating a Chanel Style Cardigan Jacket, Couture Skirt or Dress.


The price will include 4 nights accommodation in this 4 star Hotel, breakfast, lunch and a three course dinner each day.


Sunday - We arrive at the hotel in the afternoon where everyone will be given a 15 minute private one to one with Claire for a toile fitting and project discussion.

There will be welcome drinks and canapes before dinner so that we can all get to know each other.


Monday - After breakfast we will visit Linton Tweeds - the home of fabric produced and supplied to Couture houses such as Chanel, Yves St Laurent and Dior.


Once we arrive back at the hotel there will be 2 1/2 days of uninterrupted couture sewing (unless you feel the need to sneak back to Linton!)


Each night there will be a three course dinner prepared for us by the fabulous in house chef.


What You Need To Bring: A ready made toile for fitting, the pattern, fabric and notions to start your garment and your sewing box


What We Will Provide: Sewing Machines, Irons & Ironing Boards, Pressing Tools & a Haberdashery Shop.


There will also be a Couture inspired gift!


Maximum Number of Attendees: 12 Residential - 4 Non Residential

Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Venue: Dalston Hall Hotel in the heart of the Northern Lake District

Dates: 8th - 12th May 2022

Start/End time: 9.30am - 5pm

Duration: 3 days, 4 nights

Tutor: Claire Tyler


Room Choices


This booking is for a Classic Room




A 25% Non Refundable Deposit is required at the time of booking. A further 25% payment is required on 1st October 2021 and the final balance is due on 1st March 2022.

  • Cancellation Policy

    If for any reason you cannot make the Sewing Retreat, you may obtain a refund or a transfer less the deposit to a different date within 8 months of the original booking, subject to availability. You may also transfer the booking to a different name. Should you wish to cancel your booking, you must notify us in no less than 28 days before the Sewing Retreat date to obtain a refund less the deposit or workshop/name transfer.

    Deposits paid are non-refundable or transferrable.

    Any transferred bookings will be charged at the price of the new date selected.

    Any cancellations made within less than 28 days of the Sewing Retreat date will not be refundable or transferrable.

    We suggest that you consider course cancellaion insurance to protect you in case of illness, injury or other unforeseen circumstances

    In exceptional circumstances we may have to cancel a Sewing Retreat. If that happens we will give you as much notice as possible and will try to accommodate you on a different date, or refund your fee paid, whichever you prefer. We do not accept liability for travel or other costs.