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Textiles Retreat ***FULLY BOOKED***

19th August, 4:00 pm to 23rd August, 2:00 pm


Discover the perfect blend of relaxation and artistic inspiration at Launde Abbey, where the Revd Claire Goode invites you to immerse yourself in the world of textiles. This retreat promises a rejuvenating experience for your mind, body, and soul.

This retreat’s theme is, “The Tree of Life and Living with Trees.”  Time to consider how we use trees, how we need trees and how they shape our landscape.  We will think about trees in the Bible, particularly in Genesis and the Garden of Eden and Ezekiel where the leaves on trees are for the healing of the nations.  There will be stitching projects around leaves and trees and the natural world.

Revd Claire Goode, a seasoned retreat leader, will accompany you through from the first draft to the final stitch, inspiring your artistic journey and nurturing your creative spirit. Unleash your creativity and explore the therapeutic qualities of quilting and textiles. This retreat is not just about crafting; it’s about self-discovery and personal growth. You’ll also have the chance to connect with like-minded individuals who share your passion for textiles. Forge new friendships while learning and creating together!

From beginners to seasoned quilters, everyone is welcome! Claire will tailor her guidance to suit your skill level, ensuring you leave with a masterpiece you’re proud of. Dive into the world of colours, fabrics, and designs as you create unique and meaningful textile art. You are also welcome to bring your own sewing project.  We recommend that any sewing machines used should have been PAT tested within the last three years.

Rev'd Claire Good - Launde Abbey ChaplainClaire is an experienced parish priest and retreat leader who has been leading retreats at Launde Abbey for many years. Claire was also one of the team offering Spiritual Direction (Spiritual Accompaniment) and Mentoring in Southwell & Nottingham Diocese. She has been sewing ever since she can remember – she had her first sewing machine aged 9 years and has recently studied for a City and Guilds Patchwork and Quilting Certificate.

Retreat price: £600 (standard room) or £660 (character room)
EARLY BIRD RATE: £560 (standard room) or £620 (character room) if booked by 10th June 2024!
Price includes en-suite accommodation, all meals, and all retreat resources.
It may be possible for you to extend your stay with us by adding an extra night before or after this retreat. Please contact the Abbey directly if you would like to extend your stay.

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For any questions, or queries or if you’d like to know more, please call  01572 717254 or alternatively email us: info@launde.org.uk



19th August, 4:00 pm
23rd August, 2:00 pm
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