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Weekend Retreats & Workshops



You asked, we listened - we're delighted to announce our first One-Day Screenprinting Workshop which forms Day One of our two-day Screenprinting & Quilting Weekend Retreat at Gartmore House Hotel in the beautiful Scottish setting of Stirling! If you would just prefer to do Screen-Printing and not attend the Quilting Masterclass on Sunday 28th June, you are absolutely free to do so by just signing up for the One-Day Screenprinting Workshop within the Booking section of our website.


The first thing to point out is if you ever come on a CraftyMonkies Course, you need zero previous experience as Course Tutor Sarah Payne will guide you through the Myos process step-by step! What you will do is relax, have fun, meet likeminded souls, share your stories (if you want to) learn some incredibly valuable techniques. It’s a really clever, well-planned course that we believe is totally unique and will prove INVALUABLE!


Not only will you be learning a wonderful new skill, you will also be investing in your future! All your tools, frames, kit and refreshments will be provided. All you need to do is make the decision to invest in yourself, come along with an open mind and a desire to learn something new: let us do the rest! We'll teach you screen-printing techniques, engage with some beautiful fabrics, colours and designs and give you an experience you’ll remember for a lifetime. We can’t wait to meet you!...

On another front, on Friday 5th June 2020 we also launched the exciting new Take 3 Private Member Club which people can sign up to via a Monthly (£9.99) or Annual (£99.90, meaning TWO months FREE!) subscription. Among other things, the Take 3 Private Member Club will feature regular Video Tutorials teaching Techniques & Projects, Bonus Content relevant to the main Techniques & Projects, Competition Giveaways, Monkie Chats with a wide range of talented crafters, a private-access Facebook Group and Q&A sessions with our carefully-selected and highly respected tutors! Be sure to check it out!...

27.06.20 + 28.06.20

Screenprinting & Quilting Masterclass

Weekend Retreat &

Two-Day Workshops

Gartmore House Hotel,

near Stirling

POSTPONED until 2021, due to Covid-19 pandemic - new dates to follow...

Screen: Gartmore

Gartmore House Hotel, near Stirling

Saturday 27 June 2020

Gartmore House Hotel

Gartmore, Stirling, FK8 3RS, Scotland

POSTPONED until 2021, due to Covid-19 pandemic -

new dates to follow...


Join us for a Weekend Retreat with Overnight Hotel Accommodation PLUS

our One-Day Screen-Printing Workshop with Sarah Payne on Day One of the Retreat.

Price includes Tuition, Kits (overnight stay, dinner and breakfast if you choose) lunch & refreshments
on the day of your Workshop.

Those unable to join us for the Retreat can join the One-Day Screen-Printing Workshop on Saturday 27th June
by selecting the option they prefer (see below) and booking via our Book Online page.

Wow! This is going to be a fantastic, unique, fun, educational and super creative retreat for anyone with or without any experience of screen-printing or quilting. How would you like the opportunity to take one of your own designs and create some bespoke fabric, and then use it to make your very own unique quilt? Well you will get the opportunity to do just that with Sarah Payne in a gorgeous Scottish mansion! Don’t worry if you have absolutely no idea what to design, or have never done this before. Sarah is there to hold your hand every step of the way. It's no longer just celebrities who get their own fabric range: now you do too! You can choose to do both days and create a unique piece of art, or simply come on either day. The choice is yours!

Sarah Payne - Saturday 27th June 2020 - POSTPONED!!!

Design and Screenprint Your Own Fabric

It's time to get screen-printing! Top crafter Sarah Payne will help you design your own 7" x 5" screen-printing screen. You can use an existing image you have already created, draw your own on the day or choose one from a selection. Sarah will then use your image to create your very own unique screen using the Myos machine. Once this is dry (about 30 mins) you will be able to print away! You will be given a piece of fabric to print on, but you can choose to bring more if you wish. You will be free to print in a selection of colours for as long as you like! Once heat-set these prints will be fully washable. How fabulous! What will yours be?

Our included kit on the day is:

  • Your very own screen to take home with you.

  • A frame so you can continue to print from your personalised screen once you get home.

  • 1m of plain fabric to print on.

  • Inks

Please note: If you would like to attend Day Two of this Weekend Retreat and turn your Screenprinting designs into the beginnings of a quilt on our Quilting Masterclass, here are the details for Day Two!:-

Sarah Payne - Sunday 28th June 2020 - POSTPONED!!!

Quilting Masterclass 

You can choose from a selection of patterns and then get quilting! Sarah Payne will be able to offer you quilt or cushion designs so you can work whatever size you like. You will learn every stage of the process, and if you have attended day 1 you will be using your own unique fabric along with the fat 1/4s supplied in your kit.

Our included kit on the day is:

  • Fat ¼ bundle of fabric to make your quilt.

  • A full quilt pattern – you can choose from a selection of designs

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