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Rutland Hall Hotel

Friday 08 - Sunday 10 September 2023: Weekend Retreat (Rutland Hall Hotel)

Join us for our exciting weekend of live crafting, self-fulfilment & socialising! You will be working with some of the best names in their field: Sarah Hibbert, Nicholas Ball, Sarah Payne & Gary Mills!...

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Friday 08 - Sunday 10 September 2023: Weekend Retreat (Rutland Hall Hotel)
Friday 08 - Sunday 10 September 2023: Weekend Retreat (Rutland Hall Hotel)

Time & Location

08 Sept 2023, 17:00 BST – 10 Sept 2023, 17:00 BST

Rutland Hall Hotel, Oakham LE15 8AB, UK

About the Event

Rutland Hall Hotel Weekend Craft Retreat - Friday 08 to Sunday 10 September 2023

Featuring Sarah Hibbert, Nicholas Ball, Sarah Payne & Gary Mills!

Join us in September 2023 in the beautiful county of Rutland for a truly fabulous weekend of crafting, trunk shows, relaxing spa-time, socialising, wonderful food and FUN!

On this fabulous retreat, not only will you have a re-invigorating, luxury break (the hotel even features a Spa!) away with like-minded 'crafty souls', but you will also work with FOUR of our fantastic CraftyMonkies tutors: Sarah Payne, Sarah Hibbert, Nicholas Ball and Gary Mills!

Rutland Hall Hotel in Rutland, is located just a few miles off the A1 (you need the A606 turn between Oakham and Stamford). The Weekend Retreat ticket will see you welcomed by us with a drinks reception from 5.00pm on the evening of Friday 8th September 2022 , have a 9.30am start on Saturday 9th September and Sunday 10th September to work with each of the four CraftyMonkies tutors for a morning and afternoon session, a two-night stay in a luxurious room within Rutland Hall Hotel - did we also mention you'll also have use of the beautiful Rutland Hall Hotel pool should you so desire?! - have a three-course dinner on the Saturday night, a cooked breakfast on both Saturday & Sunday morning (lighter options are also available, as are meals for those with special dietary requirements, if needed) and be entertained with a couple of Trunk Shows in between! Lunch & light refreshments will be served on both days (again, all dietary requirements can be catered for) and you will walk away with some goodies too!

Rutland Hall Hotel fits within our CraftyMonkies Retreat ethos: luxury, quality, attentive service, beautiful views and a stunning environment in which to learn, focus, relax, make friends, enjoy terrific food, (including cake!), and learn new invaluable skills. Did we mention a pool and spa visit is included in the price? Yes it is, but please note that any treatments in the newly refurbished spa are payable in addition to our core course fees and payment for such must be made direct to the hotel. Treatments would also have to be pre-booked directly with the hotel prior to you arriving on the course.

Here's what you will need for your CraftyMonkies Retreat weekend:-

• Your own fabric you would like to sew with (more details to follow but it will simply be from your own stash, no need to buy anything fancy!)

• Sewing machine in good working order – with manual, and standard sewing machine feet. If you are unfamiliar with your machine, please take a few minutes to practice stitching in a straight line. You will need no further skills than that!

• Sewing threads in neutral colours (cream, ecru, greys – bring what you have!) and coloured swing machine threads for embroidery stitches.

• Rotary Cutter (45mm rotary cutter is the best size) and mat (18” x 24 approx so a fat 1Ž4 fits on it easily) – please check that the cutting blade is sharp. I will have some spare bits of equipment, but it means you may have to share!

• Rulers – Easy Rule 2 (long ruler) and any square rulers you have hidden away will be useful.

• General sewing kit (pins, scissors, stitch ripper, etc).

• Optional items – craft iron and ironing mat (so you don’t have to queue!). There is an ironing station planned with domestic irons, so only bring small irons and don’t worry if you don’t have one – it’s not vital.

Coming soon we will be revealing an overview of what you'll enjoy with each of our wonderful tutors over the weekend - if any of you are new to the idea of investing in a Weekend Retreat, we can assure you that you'll have the most fabulous time! Rachel and all our tutors really are the most warm, engaging of souls and our total focus is on ensuring that you have an experience to remember - trying anything new is always a wee bit scary but don't be put off; jump in - you're going to love it!!!...We've curated a selection of teachers who can. all teach something quite different acrosss the weekend, traditional quilting, improv quilting and some mixed media/art! We aim to inspire you and gve you a lot of fun at the same time!

Sarah Payne - Saturday 09 September 2023

Gary Mills - Saturday 09 September 2023

Nicholas Ball - Sunday 10 September 2023

Sarah Hibbert - Sunday 10 September 2023


For this Rutland Hall Weekend Craft Retreat we are offering two ticket options:-

Single Occupancy

For the all-inclusive price (any Spa treatments are not included) of £599.99, you are guaranteed your own en-suite room within Rutland Hall Hotel.

Shared Occupancy

For the all-inclusive price (any Spa treatments are not included) of £485.99, you are guaranteed a SHARED en-suite room within Rutland Hall Hotel. If you decide on this option, once you have booked your place we will contact you via email with details of who is also attending the Weekend Retreat (a fellow attendee who is not previously known to you) and who you will be sharing with.

IMPORTANT: Due to the nature of advance bookings & payments needed to secure the tutors, hotel, food and facilities we operate a strict Non-Refund Policy; you are however free to assign another person to take your place on the Retreat, should you be unable to attend for any unforeseen reason. All we ask in that instance is that you give us due advance notice of such an arrangement, should it be necessary.

Paying in Full

For those of you wishing to pay in full, simply click on one of the purchase options below to begin.

Paying via Instalments

For those of you interested in paying via two monthly instalments, we're not able to do this automatically via the website but it can be arranged wholly securely via PayPal. Please email us via if you would like to pay via two monthly instalments. The first payment is a deposit of £200.00 with the balance in full (ie second payment) due on 01 February 2023.

All being well, we've covered any questions/queries you might have about this exciting Rutland Hall Weekend Craft Retreat but if there is anything else you'd like to know, please don't hesitate to contact us via email:


  • Rutland Hall: Own Room

    This Ticket is for the full Sewing & Quilting Retreat at Rutland Hall on Fri 8th Sat 9th & Sun 10 Sep 2023 with your OWN room!

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  • Rutland Hall: Shared Room

    This Ticket is for the full Sewing & Quilting Retreat at Rutland Hall on Fri 8th Sat 9th & Sun 10th Sep 2023 with a SHARED room!

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