Thursday, 14 February 2013

Westhope Weekend - Course and Room Choices

We are making arrangements for this year's planned trip to Westhope Craft College, on the 13th to 15th of September.

Our tutor will be Dorothy Symonds, and we have a choice of two courses - Sheer Magic, or Mad About Metal.

In Sheer magic, we could make a machine embroidered bag, mirror frame or panel, using sheer ribbons and organzas, using free machining and an optional soldering iron.

In Mad About Metal, we will learn how to prepare metals for embroidery, making various useful samples as we practice (e.g. brooches) then when we are more skilled we will make an artefact of our choice (eg jewellery, bags, panels, bowl, box or other vessels).

To find out more about these courses, see these documents:

Sheer Magic Requirements List
Sheer Magic Poster
Mad about Metal Poster -
Mad about Metal Requirements List

With regard to accommodation, there are 11 bed rooms. If each bedroom is single occupancy (Cost = £220 per person), 16 beds at one person per bed (£150 per person), and 19 if 3x2people are happy to share a double bed (£130 per person). Total cost from Westhope is £2400 including meals, tea, coffee and tutor for Saturday and Sunday.
I suspect the best we can aim for is 16 people – which would mean 3 people willing to share the Gold room and others (6 people) willing to share 2 to a room in the 3 twin rooms. Then 7 bedrooms are for single occupancy including 3 with double beds. If no-one is willing to share then its 11 people maximum and cost will be at least £220 – less than 11 and costs rise further.  

Room
Single beds
Double Beds
Ensuite
Shower/Bath
Rose
2

Y
S
Dormer
1

Y
S
South
2

Y
S
Slip

1


Tent
2



Gold
3

Y
S
Elizabeth

1


Old House Mum's

1
Y
B
New House Mum's
1

Y
S
Harlequin
1



Peacock
1








Total
13
3
6

 
Total one per bed

16


Total if using all places
19


If you are interested in attending, could you please email birminghamembroiderersguild@gmail.com, with details of:
  • The course(s) you would be interested in doing
  • Whether you would be willing to share a room/a double bed with another attendee
  • Whether you'd prefer a shower or bath
  • Any other comments/preferences.


 Thank you!

 

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