Kittenish Behaviour Spring Sewing Retreats
At 
Lisle Combe and Swifts & Swallows St Lawrence, 
Isle of Wight
7th, 8th, 9th and 10th May 2020
OR 
21st, 22nd, 23rd and 24th May 2020
 

Peeps! It gives me great pleasure to announce the third and fourth KB Sewing Retreats! After the massive success of the retreats in 2019 I’m so thrilled to be announcing not one but TWO retreat dates in May 2020! There are two weekends to choose from either the 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th May OR 21st, 22nd, 23rd and 24th May 2020. Both of these weekends are bank holiday weekends so I decided to take advantage of this and add an extra day and night to the retreats. I have teamed up again with the lovely Ruth from Lisle Combe to bring you a spectacular weekend filled with lots of sewing, yummy food and Isle of Wight goodness! Here’s what you can expect….

The Make

Our sewing adventure will again be bag making. The pattern will be confirmed in March 2020 and I will be sending out fabric, interfacing and hardware requirements then. I will be offering hardware and interfacing kits to purchase if you only wish to worry about picking your fabrics! There will also be a comprehensive video sew-along guiding you through the process of making the bag (for when you make versions 2, 3, 4 etc ……believe me bag making is addictive!). I’ll be sending out “Part 1: The Cutting Guide” in advance so you can get your fabrics and interfacing prepped and cut at home. If you buy a kit from me your interfacing will be sent to you ahead of time so that when you arrive we’ll be getting straight in to the sewing!

Itinerary

Thursday 7th May 2020 OR Thursday 21st May 2020

Arrivals from 3.30pm at Lisle Combe. (Arrivals are strictly at 3.30pm onwards and check in time is 4pm, if you arrive to the island early I can suggest some great places for lunch and sightseeing on your way to Lisle Combe)

You’ll be met with welcoming beverages and yummy homemade cake.

You’ll be introduced to your accommodation, which will be your home for the next couple of days.

6.30pm : Everybody

Everyone to meet at Lisle Combe for carriages (fancy way of saying Taxis) that will whisk us away to The Taverners in Godshill for dinner.

9.30pm : Everybody

Carriages return to Lisle Combe and Swifts & Swallows.

Friday 8th May 2020 OR Friday 22nd May 2020

8.30am : Breakfast
For those staying at Lisle Combe this will be served in the dining room.

For those staying in Swifts & Swallows a self catering breakfast will be provided for you to help yourselves.

9.30am : Sewing Class Peeps

For those taking the sewing class we will meet in the lounge/sewing room to start on our sewing adventure.

11am : Everybody

We’ll have a break at this point for some tea and biscuits…..it’s been a long morning!

1pm : Everybody

Time for lunch! Finger sandwiches and cream teas all round.

3pm : Everybody

We all deserve a well earned break right about now for some more tea and biscuits.

4.30pm : Sewing Peeps

It’ll be a fab time to break for the day, giving you time to relax and prepare for the evening….

6.30pm : Everybody

We’ll all gather in the grand hall for pre Gala Dinner Drinks with time to admire everyones outfits. Feel free to dress up as much or as little as you like.

7pm : Everybody

Dinner is served.

10.30pm : Everbody

Probably about time to start thinking of your beds as you have another busy day ahead of you tomorrow!

Saturday 9th May 2020 OR Saturday 23rd May 2020

8.30am : Breakfast
For those staying at Lisle Combe this will be served in the dining room.

For those staying in Swifts & Swallows a self catering breakfast will be provided for you to help yourselves.

9.30am : Sewing Class Peeps

For those taking the sewing class we will meet back in the lounge/sewing room to continue our sewing adventure.

11am : Everybody

Again, we’ll break at this point for some tea and biscuits…it’s been another long morning

1pm : Everybody

Time for lunch! Finger sandwiches and cream teas all round.

3pm : Everybody

We all deserve a well earned break right about now for more tea and biscuits.

4.30pm : Sewing Peeps

Around about now we should all be admiring our finished (or nearly finished) bags!

6.30pm : Everybody

We will all gather in the Grand Hall for pre dinner drinks and chat.

7pm : Everybody

Tonight is a more relaxed dinner, feel free to dress up as much as you like (any excuse for a me made outfit!).  Quizmaster FWF will be testing your knowledge, both sewing and general, this evening. You will be randomly spilt in to teams and there will be a prize for the most correct answers!

10pm : Everybody

I’ll definitely be thinking of my bed right about now, it’s been a long and busy weekend!

 

Sunday 10th May 2020 OR Sunday 24th May 2020
9.30am : Breakfast
For those staying at Lisle Combe this will be served in the dining room.

For those staying in Swifts & Swallows a self catering breakfast will be provided for you to help yourselves.

10.30am : Sewing Class Peeps

The sewing room is available all day for those still needing to finish their bags. Anyone who has completed their bag is welcome to bring another project to work on in the morning. I’ll be in the sewing room all day and will be happy to try and help with anything.

11am : Everybody

Again, we’ll break at this point for some tea and biscuits…it’s been another long morning

1pm : Everybody

Time for lunch! Finger sandwiches and cream teas all round.

1.30pm : Sewing Peeps

The QQ will be running an easy afternoon quilting project designed to teach you some new techniques, there will be a small additional charge for those wishing to take this class. All the class materials will be included in the price. Those wishing to continue with their bags or own sewing projects are of course welcome to do so.

3pm : Everybody

We all deserve a well earned break right about now for more tea and biscuits.

4.30pm : Sewing Peeps

Around about now we should all be admiring our finished projects!

7pm : Everybody

We will all gather in the lounge for Pizza and Pyjama night! Be sure to wear your fanciest or wackiest pyjamas as we settle in to the lounge. First up we will have a “Show’n’Tell” session! This is entirely optional, if you would like to take part please bring something you’ve made that you would like to share with the group. It’s been so much fun to see what sorts of things people have been making!  Then it’s time to watch a fabulously cheesy movie (there may be singing involved….you have been warned!)

 

Monday 11th May 2020 OR Monday 25th May 2020

8.30am : The Final Breakfast
For those staying at Lisle Combe this will be served in the dining room.

For those staying in Swifts & Swallows a self catering breakfast will be provided for you to help yourselves.

10.30am : Everybody

Check out and say our goodbyes.

INFORMATION

The prices listed below include ALL of the food and entertainment as outlined above.

Alcoholic drinks are NOT included but will be available.

Discounted Ferry tickets are available through Lisle Combe. If you are driving please book you ferry tickets when you pay your deposit, bank holiday weekends can get booked up very fast and can become more expensive the later you leave it. 

Travel between the Ferry terminals and Lisle Combe is NOT included in the prices.

If you would like to be picked up from any of the foot passenger terminals on the Island (West Cowes, Ryde Pier Head or Yarmouth) please let me know and I will arrange a taxi on your behalf.
This is an advanced beginners course.

SEWING MACHINES

I will be able to hire sewing machines for those unable to bring their own. Please let me know when you book if you are bringing your own or if you would like to hire one. There will be a small extra charge for machine hire.

PRICES

Sewing Peep : Lisle Combe Shared Occupancy of Twin Room

£800 per person 

 

Sewing Peep : Lisle Combe Sole Occupancy of Single Room

£800 per person 

 

Sewing Peep : Lisle Combe Sole Occupancy of Double Room

£1000 per person

 

Non-Sewing Peep : Lisle Combe Shared Occupancy of Double or Twin Room

£550 per person 

 

Sewing Peep : Swifts & Swallows Shared Occupancy of Double or Twin Room 

£715 per person 

 

Non-Sewing Peep : Swifts & Swallows Shared  Occupancy of Double or Twin Room

£465 per person 

Sewing Peep : Swifts & Swallows Single Occupancy of Double Room 

£815 per person 

 

Examples:

LISLE COMBE ACCOMODATION

1 Sewing Peep in the Single Room at Lisle Combe will cost £800

 

1 Sewing Peep and 1 Non-Sewing Peep sharing a double or twin room in Lisle Combe will cost £1350 for BOTH Peeps

Sewing Peep £800 + Non-Sewing Peep £550 = £1350

2 Sewing Peeps sharing a twin room in Lisle Combe will cost £1600 for BOTH  Peeps

Sewing Peep £800 x 2 = £1600

1 Sewing Peep staying in Lisle Combe will cost £1000 for single occupancy of a double room.

SWIFTS & SWALLOWS

1 Sewing Peep and 1 Non-Sewing Peep sharing a double or twin room in Swifts & Swallows will cost £1180

Sewing Peep £715 + Non-Sewing Peep £465 = £1180

2 Sewing Peeps sharing a twin room in Swifts and Swallows will cost £1430

Sewing Peep £715 x 2 = £1430

1 Sewing Peep staying in Swifts and Swallows will cost £815 for single occupancy of a double room.

Room Types Available 

There is 1 Single, 1 Twin and 2 Double Rooms available at Lisle Combe.

There are 2 Double Rooms and Twin Rooms available in Swifts & Swallows.
AVAILABILITY

May 7th – 11th

Lisle Combe

Single Room : SOLD OUT

Twin Room : SOLD OUT

Double Room 1 : SOLD OUT

Double Room 2 : SOLD OUT

Swifts and Swallows 

2 Double Room : Available

4 Twin Room : Available ( 1 shared space booked 7 spaces remaining)

May 21st – 25th
Lisle Combe

Single Room : SOLD OUT

Twin Room : SOLD OUT

Double Room 1 : SOLD OUT

Double Room 2 : Available

Swallows 

1 Double Room : Available

2 Twin Room : Available (1 Shared space booked 3 spaces remaining)

There are 12 Sewing Peep places available and there are an additional 7 places available for Non-Sewing Peeps. These will be allocated on a strictly first come first served basis. I will be running a wait list in the event that anybody cancels.

 

Please note that there is only enough room for 10 Sewing Peeps to have SINGLE occupancy between Lisle Combe and Swifts & Swallows, sharing is advised.

PAYMENTS

The non refundable holding deposit will be £50 per person. Please email me at info@kittenishbehaviour.com with either May 1 (7th – 11th) or May 2 (21st – 25th) the number of guests you wish to book for, the type of room you would like, if you need to hire a sewing machine and any dietary requirements you may have. Room allocations are strictly on a first come first served basis.

The £150 deposit balance will be due on the 1st March 2020.

The final balance will be due 26th March 2020 for MAY 1 and 9th April 2020 for MAY 2, tailored invoices will be sent to reflect the type of room you have booked.

 

PAYMENT SCHEDULE

Holding deposit of £50 due immediately (this includes a £50 NON REFUNDABLE admin fee)

Deposit Balance due 1st March 2020

Full Balance of May 7th – 11th Retreat due 26th March 2020
Full Balance of May 21st – 25th Retreat due 9th April 2020

PAYMENT METHODS

All payments will be taken through PayPal. Once I have received your email detailing the type of room you require I will send you a PayPal invoice. You can still use this service if you don’t have a Paypal account the website talks you through the process.

If you would like to make payments towards your retreat in-between the deposit being paid and the balance due date you can do so, just let me know how much you’d like pay and I will send you an invoice.

REFUNDS

If the balance has not been paid by the 27th March 2020 or the 10th April 2020 respectively I will send you an email to confirm that you still wish to take part in the retreat. If I don’t hear back from you £150 of your deposit will be refunded and the first person on the wait list will be approached.

If for any reason you can’t make the retreat and need to cancel after the 27th March 2020 or the 10th April 2020 respectively there will be no refund but your ticket will be transferable by your own arrangement.

If you are sharing a room you will need written consent from your room buddy that they are happy to share with whomsoever takes over your spot. All monies will be dealt with between yourselves.

 

THE NOT SO SMALL PRINT

As I have mentioned places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Once we have the rooms allocated I will message all the Peeps with the name and email address of their room buddy so you can get to know each other (if you don’t already) before you arrive! I will also set up private KB Spring 2020 Retreat Facebook Groups so everyone can chat and discuss fabric options, what to wear, travel plans etc etc

If you have any questions please let me know, my email address is info@kittenishbehaviour.com

ABOUT LISLE COMBE

Lisle Combe is a family run Bed and Breakfast, owned and managed by husband and wife, Robert and Ruth Noyes. It is situated on the southern side of the Isle of Wight, in a picturesque haven, with uninterrupted views over the English Channel.

The peacefulness of the surroundings create an atmosphere which can inspire all of us. Essentially a retreat from the hustle and bustle of working life, Lisle Combe is the ideal place to stay. We cater for couples, families, solo travellers and groups. Come and reconnect, and recharge, surrounded by stunning scenery, as well as all the local wildlife, including the island’s famous red squirrels. There is easy access to charming coastal walks, rocky chines and coves where in days gone past smugglers, and maybe even pirates, where known to frequent.

As a family run business, we at Lisle Combe understand the importance of an enjoyable and stress free break, it’s what we do. We will do our very best to make your stay the very best experience it can be.

Please note that Lisle Combe is an old house, as such it has its quirks! Please bring snuggly clothes with you to ensure that you are never cold (unless you’re me who is always cold!)

 

ABOUT SWIFTS & SWALLOWS

Bank End Farm, the farm by the sea, is located in St. Lawrence, Ventnor. It is beautifully hidden away on the south coast of the Isle of Wight, in a truly idyllic location, one of Britain’s most famous Victorian health resorts due to its unique micro-climate.

SWIFTS

Swifts has wonderful sea views across the fields. The nearest cove is just a 5 – 10 minute walk through the farm. It has been furnished with great care and provides attractive and comfortable accommodation which is all on one level. There is off road parking for up to 2 cars.

Swallows

Swallows has wonderful sea views across the fields. The nearest cove is just a 5 – 10 minute walk through the farm. It has been furnished with great care and provide attractive and comfortable accommodation which is all on one level. There is off road parking for up to 2 cars.

The walk from Swifts & Swallows (New Bank End Farm) to Lisle Combe is a short one! On dry days it can be accomplished through the property gardens and on not so dry days the road is advised! There is parking at Lisle Combe so car pooling around the corner on a rainy day would be recommended!

 

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