Kittenish Behaviour Spring Sewing Retreat
At 
Foxhills of Shanklin, Isle of Wight
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th May 2023

Peeps! It gives me great pleasure to announce the fourth KB Sewing Retreat!  This time I have teamed up with the lovely Judith, Joanne, Rob & Andrew of Foxhills 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 February 2023 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! I will also be offering a fabric and interfacing cutting service for those of you who would like to have everything prepared and ready for your arrival; you just have to send me 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 cut and ready waiting for you so that when you arrive we’ll be getting straight in to the sewing!

Itinerary

Wednesday 3rd May 2023

Arrivals from 3.30pm at Foxhills. (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 Foxhills)

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

Tonight is “Game Night”! Everybody gather in the Reception Room ready for the evening festivities! We shall be playing friendly games of Articulate, Pictionary and the like! A gorgeous grazing table of cold meats, cheeses and crudities will be provided.

10pm : Everybody

There must be an end to the festivities so we are all bright eyed and bushy tailed for the morning.

 

Thursday 4th May 2023

8.30am : Breakfast

This will be served in the dining room.

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 Reception Room 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.

 

Friday 5th May 2023

8.30am : Breakfast

This will be served in the dining room.

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 Reception Room 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!

 

Saturday 6th May 2023

9.30am : Breakfast

This will be served in the dining room.

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 an additional charge of £50 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!) or perhaps an episode or two of the Sewing Bee!

 

Sunday 7th May 2023

8.30am : The Final Breakfast

This will be served in the dining room.

10.30am : Everybody

Check out and say our goodbyes.

11.30am : Everybody is welcome!

A quick visit to the Stitching Elmers in Ryde for fabric souvenirs.

 

INFORMATION

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

Alcoholic drinks are NOT included but will be available.

If you would like to add extra nights to your stay either before or after the retreat Foxhills will be able to arrange this for you directly.

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

Travel between the Ferry terminals and Foxhills 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. There is a train service from Ryde Pier Head direct to Shanklin, then it’s just a short taxi drive to Foxhills.

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 : Foxhills Shared Occupancy of Large Twin Room

£900 per person 

Sewing Peep : Foxhills Sole Occupancy of Large Double Room

£1100 per person

Non-Sewing Peep : Foxhills Shared Occupancy of Large Double 

£650 per person 

Sewing Peep : Foxhills  Single Occupancy of Regular Double Room 

£1000

Please note that only the Large Rooms can be converted in to twin rooms for shared twin occupancy 

Examples:

1 Sewing Peep and 1 Non-Sewing Peep sharing a large double in Foxhills will cost £1550 for BOTH Peeps

Sewing Peep £900 + Non-Sewing Peep £650 = £1550

2 Sewing Peeps sharing a large twin room in Foxhills will cost £1800 for BOTH  Peeps

Sewing Peep £900 x 2 = £1800

1 Sewing Peep staying in Foxhills will cost £1100 for single occupancy of a large double room.

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

 

Room Types Available 

There are 4 Large Twin/Double Rooms and 4 Regular Double  Rooms available in Foxhills.

 

AVAILABILITY

May 2023

Shared Large Twin 1: SOLD OUT 

Shared Large Twin 2: SOLD OUT  

Single Occupancy Large Double  3: SOLD OUT 

Single Occupancy Large Double 4 : 1 Sewing Peep Space Available or 1 Sewing Peep and 1 Non Sewing Peep

Regular Double Room 1 : SOLD OUT

Regular Double Room 2 : SOLD OUT

Regular Double Room 3 : SOLD OUT

Regular Double Room 4 : SOLD OUT

There are 10 Sewing Peep places available and there are an additional 2 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 8 Sewing Peeps to have SINGLE occupancy at Foxhills, sharing is advised.

PAYMENTS

The deposit will be £200 per person, including a non refundable admin fee of £50. Please email me at info@kittenishbehaviour.com with the number of guests you wish to book for, the type of room you would like (these will be allocated on a first come, first served basis), 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 £200 deposit will be due at the time of booking.

The final balance will be due 8th March 2023, tailored invoices will be sent to reflect the type of room you have booked.

 

PAYMENT SCHEDULE

 Deposit of £200 due immediately (this includes a £50 NON REFUNDABLE admin fee)

Full Balance of  3rd-7th May 2023 Retreat due 8th March 2023.

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 8th March 2023 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 8th March 2023 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 May 2023 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 FOXHILLS

Adult only Isle of Wight Bed and Breakfast close to Old Shanklin Village

Sisters Judith and Joanne extend a warm welcome to those choosing Foxhills for their stay in the wonderful Isle of Wight. We offer 8 individually styled guest rooms, all en-suite with baths or showers. Excellent WIFI and free parking. Plus the little extras like fresh milk in your rooms and feather pillows on request. We want you to make yourself at home at Foxhills. Our aim is for you to feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible.

Foxhills of Shanklin is located on a wide leafy avenue amidst beautiful gardens backed by dappled woodland.  Just 15 minutes’ walk from the nearest sandy beach, and just a short stroll from Old Shanklin Village. Foxhills is fully licensed, so feel free to enjoy a glass of wine, beer, spirits, or maybe a jug of one of our exciting cocktails in our landscaped terrace gardens or comfortable lounge.

Come and visit soon! Judith, Joanne, and our “resident” red squirrel would love to see you!

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