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Goldwork Techniques and Basket weave

Goldwork Techniques and Basket weave Retreat

Course date Monday 1st September – Friday 5th September 2025
  • Goldwork Retreat
  • Held at Foxhill House
  • Beautiful Cheshire countryside
  • Meals, accommodation and tutor time included


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Goldwork Techniques and Basket weave embroidery holiday

Course date Monday 1st September – Friday 5th September 2025


Want to get away with it all on one of our embroidery holiday and relax with some wonderful Goldwork Embroidery. Meet like-minded people on our Monday-Friday retreats with many different ones held year round so there is something for everyone. No chores, no daily routine to distract you, and the luxury of feeling looked after from dinner on your day of arrival to lunch on departure day.

On this embroidery holiday

We will be concentrating on Basket weave which creates a fabulous effect. This is a wonderful technique to learn and will be useful in a wide range of projects, with 4 designs to choose from the cross, bulrushes, fish and a fan. Sarah will show you the best technique and how to make the stitch perfect. Don’t want to do our design? No problem, we are happy for you to do your own project and we will assist you with your design and techniques, Or have your own design to incorporate the Basket weave into.

Join us to learn the basic techniques of goldwork to the more advanced, how and why stitches are done in a certain way and how to perfect the skills that you already have. Learn several different techniques essential for any goldwork project, how to couch to perfection, how to stitch leather and use padding to give the best effects. (techniques can vary from retreat to retreat) Complete a gorgeous piece of work highlighting all the techniques that you have learnt

If you so choose, we are happy for you to work your own design and we will guide you and assist you with techniques

This embroidery retreat is booking up quickly with over half the spaces booked 

This stitching retreat is suitable for everyone, is there a particular stitch you want to learn? we can show you how to do it. Choose your design and away you go. Our tutor is Sarah Rakestraw who has many years of experience in the world of Goldwork, even writing a book Glorious Goldwork which is available on our website.

A pack will be available to purchase, sometimes you are able to choose the colours you want to work with, so the cost will be selection dependent. This pack for this retreat will be between £40 Р£60 (prices are subject to change)

Course date Monday 1st September – Friday 5th September 2025

4 nights/5 days embroidery holiday

Venue details

Our embroidery holiday venue Foxhill house is based in the stunning Cheshire countryside, you will have your own beautiful and cosy en-suite bedroom. With large grounds to explore for a relaxing walk. All meals are created on site and are included in the cost.

All embroidery retreat residential’s include accommodation which is generally a on suite bedroom for one. Occasionally we will have other options available.

Cost includes all accommodation and meals as follows

Breakfast includes cereals, fruit, toast etc

Morning Coffee (or a variety of teas, Coffee or juice) comes with a selection of biscuits.

Lunch is a buffet meal either hot or cold.

Afternoon Tea (a variety of teas, or coffee, or juice) with biscuits available.

Dinner is a three-course meal either hot or cold.

Terms and conditions

All bookings must be paid in full to secure your place and please ensure that you can attend before booking

Terms and conditions and cancellation policy:

All bookings must be paid in full to secure your place, all details of any cancellations or amendments can be seen in the terms and conditions. Please ensure that you can attend before booking. You can view the full terms and conditions here.

You will receive a copy of the terms and conditions as a downloadable file when you book.

Have you tried our academy for online courses? goldwork-embroidery.com


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