SPANISH SEWING GETAWAY
6 days away in beautiful Spain for some well-deserved Sewing Bliss
Spanish Sewing Adventure: 30th September – 5th October
This is your personal invitation to join a very special sewing retreat
Join us for a fabulous Spanish Sewing Getaway in Los Alcazares, right next to the Mar Menor in South East Spain.
When the Autumn sunshine will be waiting for you, and the calm waters of the Mar Menor tempting you to dip your toes.
This retreat is ideal if you would love to get away somewhere but don’t want to be on your own. It’s a perfect opportunity to be with like minded people who share your passion for sewing.
Whether you come on your own or with a friend, you will be most welcome.
From sewing novice to sewing ninja, the retreat is the place to be for sewing shenanigans and sunshine.
Please take time to read all the information, including the terms and conditions at the end of the page.
All you need to bring is yourself and whatever you need for your fantastic sewing creation, such as fabric and your sewing accessories. No need to bring your own sewing machine, there will be your very own dedicated machine waiting for you to start stitching away.
Oh and you get to choose what you want to make, with us next to you as your sewing guides, to answer any questions and give advice.
How fabulous will it be to spend so much time doing what you love to do in such a beautiful setting?
Spend your days, sewing in the Salon, strolling along the beach, exploring Los Alcazares or even venture into the historic city of Cartagena for some late night shopping.
Not only will you have a fun, relaxing week, you will also make a something beautiful fits you perfectly – how great will that feel?
When was the last time you got to spend some special time doing what you want to do?
What Others Have Said
“I really enjoyed meeting like-minded people”
“I gained confidence and learned new skills”
“it was relaxing and a great atmosphere”
” it was fantastic to have time for uninterrupted sewing”
HOW IT WILL WORK
We are two sewing experts, absolutely passionate about all things sewing. We will be on hand to help you with your sewing projects when you need it, and with 80 years experience between us, we have seen it, been there and done pretty much all things sewing (and unpicking!!).
So who are we?…
Deb – I have been sewing for 30 years, I’m mostly self taught but have taken a couple of short courses. I started with soft furnishings, cushions, curtains and blinds. I soon moved onto creating fancy dress outfits for my daughter when she was little and then dressmaking for myself. I learned so much through trial and error, sewing became my passion and my sanctuary. I specialised in Bridal sewing for a while and I love pattern cutting and the creations you can make with a bit of imagination and origami!! I love to teach others and share my passion for all things sewing. It’s so wonderful to see the pleasure others get out of sewing and creating their own clothing and textiles.
I am the founder and owner of Deb Day Sewing Room. I have created a warm and welcoming space for others to come to learn to sew, mostly for recreation. People soon discover that sewing isn’t just about sewing! It’s also about mindfulness, escapism and personal acheivment and development. I run all sorts of sewing classes and workshops from absolute beginners to more complex pattern cutting and sewing with stretch fabric. I love to take you on a sewing adventure, embracing the wonkiness along the way.
Brenda –Brenda is the Director of Inkberrow Design Centre & Fashion Education Consultant. Inkberrow Design Centre (IDC) has been located in Worcestershire for 30 plus years and is one of just a handful of fashion design and craft centers outside London, that provides professional training and workshops in sewing, corsetry, fashion design and clothing construction.
Brenda – I discovered my passion for sewing at the age of ten – I was helping at a neighbour’s house after school. She was a corsetry expert and tailoress. She taught me tailoring at an early age, this means I have been sewing for over 50 years. I bought my first sewing machine with my first month’s wages when I was 16 and went on to produce pin-stripe suits in the 1970s for everybody at work. I love to engineer in cloth, tailoring is my passion.
I hold 12 City & Guilds Fashion and textile related qualifications, along with my teaching degree in adult learning. I have taught in high schools, local colleges and my passion for teaching is in Community based projects. I have run many Charity based fashion and textiles projects across Worcestershire and Warwickshire.
WHAT TO EXPECT…
Imagine your sewing machine in front of you, powered up and ready to go… your beautiful fabric, all cut out and ready to sew… you look up with a smile on your face and see lots of other sewists, with the same passion for sewing as you, needles poised, stitch ready!
Ahead of you are days full of sewing shenanigans and great company – what’s not to love?
You will arrive on Monday evening, and settle into your accommodation at the hotel or neighbouring apartments.
After a leisurely breakfast, the Sewing Room will open each day at 10am.
Deb and Brenda will help you with all your sewing needs – sharing tips and sewing secrets, and showing you the techniques you need for a beautifully finished garment.
There are no set projects, so you can bring along anything you’re already working on or try something new while you have tutors on hand to help you through
As we’re in Spain, we will be on Spanish time, so each day we will sew from 10am, at 2pm we will stop for lunch, free time and siesta.
The Sewing Room will open again at 5pm, and will be available for sewing until 8pm then the night is your own to have dinner and relax.
On Thursday we will sew until 2pm, stop for lunch and then the rest of the day is yours… stroll along the beach, dip your toes in the sea, get to know Los Alcazares or you could even venture into historic Cartagena city for a fabulous shopping adventure.
Sewing tuition and guidance from Deb and Brenda
Use of the Sewing Room
Use of sewing machines and overlockers
Breakfast (if you are staying in a hotel room)
Lunch on Tuesday
(Lunch on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday will be at your own cost)
(Dinner will be your own choice at your own cost)
Transfers to and from the airport in Spain, are included for designated flights
WHAT TO BRING
Sewing machines will be provided but you will need to bring your sewing project with you including:
Haberdashery (such as threads, zips, buttons, elastic, interfacing)
Sewing Tool Kit (such as scissors, pins, tape measure, unpicker, tailors chalk, hand sewing needle)
The retreat will be held at La Encarnacion, in Los Alcazares, Spain. Situated right on the beach.
La Encarnacion is a beautiful Spanish hotel, the original thermal baths are still there to see. The rooms are decorated in the traditional style, communal areas have Spanish tiled walls and there is a central courtyard with vines and flowers growing up the iron railings to the balcony walkway.
Located on the shores of the Mar Menor, there are 7km of coastline from Los Narejos to Punta Brava, there are 7 beaches, the waters are calm and shallow with a lovely warm temperature.
We will be using the large Salon during the weekend that we will transform into a lovely sewing room, so we can set up and won’t need to pack away until we leave. You’ll have your own sewing space, but we’re together enough that we can chat as we sew.
You have a choice of accommodation.
You can choose to stay in the hotel, in a room all to yourself, with either a single or double bed. If you book a hotel bedroom, breakfast is included. Please note that the hotel bedrooms are on the 1st floor and there is no lift.
Next door to the hotel there are some 2 bedroomed apartments which you will share with another lovely sewist – you will both have your own bedroom. There is a lift in the apartment building.
If you book an apartment, breakfast is at your own cost.
There is also an option to have a 1 bedroomed apartment all to yourself.
Travel and travel insurance are not included – you will need to organise these yourself. You will recieve more information about flights once you have booked your place
Airport transfers in Spain will be provided for the designated return flights from Birmingham.
DATE: 30th September – 5th October 2024
To make it a bit easier on your pocket, the payment is split into 3 instalments. The initial deposit depends on which accommodation option you choose.
Once you have paid your deposit, there will be 2 further instalments of £250.
Single Room (single occupancy) = £750 (deposit £250)
Double Room (single occupancy) = £795 (deposit £295)
Shared Apartments ( 2 double bedrooms) = £710 (deposit £210)
Apartment to yourself (1 double bedroom) = £845 (deposit £345)
TERMS & CONDITIONS
Please read carefully the terms and conditions below. We reserve the right to update these terms and conditions when necessary.
We take photographs during our retreats for promotional purposes. Please make us aware at the time of booking if you would prefer not to be included
TERMS & CONDITIONS
The initial deposit is payable at time of booking with a further 2 instalments due on 1st April and 1st July. Please note that the deposit is non-refundable. If full payment has not been received by the 1st August 24 we reserve the right to reallocate your place.
If you are booking your place after the 1st July then the full cost of the retreat is payable at time of booking
Please make sure you bring all of your sewing items with you, fabric, patterns, tools and haberdashery – sewing machines will be provided.
You are responsible for booking your own flights and travel insurance. If you do not book the designated flights then you will also be responsible for your own airport transfers in Spain. You will need to be able to make your own way to and from the airport in Birminham.
Once you have booked your place you will recieve a series of emails – please follow the advice given.
REFUNDS & CANCELLATIONS
If you change your mind, or are unable to attend for any reason, please let us know, in writing, as soon as possible.
We will give you a full refund if your place can be taken by someone else. If this is not possible then we regret that your deposit is non refundable.
In the unlikely event that we have to cancel the retreat you will receive a full refund.