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Christmas Crafts Weekend

Join us for a creative weekend of Christmas crafting at historic Gartmore House. 

Arrive on Friday evening, meet your tutor and fellow crafters, and enjoy a delicious 3-course dinner. On Saturday and Sunday you will learn an array of skills including: flower arranging, cracker making, simple tin-work, wire-work and simple stitching with felt. 

You will make a beautiful evergreen foliage door hanging decoration to welcome your guests this Christmas at your front door, and a lovely festive candle decoration for your Christmas table. You will also make your own very special personalised crackers – simple, sophisticated and fun!

Discover lots of creative ideas for gift tags and gift wrapping and learn how to make the perfect bow. If there’s time, you will decorate a seasonal rustic wreath with your new skills to display throughout the year in your own home – or to give as a gift.

Dates & Prices 2019

Thursday 6th to Saturday 8th December (2 nights) – £385 per person – BOOK ONLINE

Dates & Prices 2020

Friday 27th – Sunday 29th November (2 nights) – £385 per person – BOOK ONLINE

Above is based on single occupancy of an en-suite room (full board basis), should you wish to bring a companion who is not taking part in the course, then they will receive a reduction in the above price; please contact us for details.

How to book

Should you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact our team.

Payment, Terms & Conditions
A £100 per person deposit is required to secure your booking. Full payment is due 6 weeks prior to arrival. For craft & activity breaks booked within 6 weeks of course start date, full payment is required at the time of booking. Craft & activity breaks are subject to availability and subject to change.

What’s included?
Your two night stay will be in the comfort of Gartmore House; all rooms are en-suite with tea and coffee making facilities and many have wonderful views over Flanders Moss Nature Reserve, towards Stirling. Your course includes full board; all meals are freshly prepared by our chefs. Enjoy a glass of wine as you relax in the dining room looking out over the views and discussing your day’s work. Bar facilities are available during dinner. 

Complimentary transfers from Stirling train station are available on the arrival and departure days (pick-up from the station at 15:30, departs Gartmore House at 16:00). 

16:00 Arrive late afternoon to afternoon tea in the lounge
18:00 Welcome talk in the lounge and meet your tutor
18:30 Dinner
21:00 Tea/coffee in the lounge

08:30 Breakfast
10:00 Course begins (course will run until 16:00)
11:00 Tea/coffee and cake/biscuits
13:00 Lunch
15:30 Tea/coffee and cake/biscuits
16:00 Course ends for the day, however you are free to continue your work in the studio if you wish
18:30 Dinner
21:00 Tea/coffee in the lounge

08:30 Breakfast then check-out
10:00 Latest check-out. Course begins (course will run until 12:30)
11:00 Tea/coffee and cake/biscuits
13:00 Lunch
15:30 Tea/coffee and cake/biscuits
16:00 Course ends for the day. Make your own way home

All materials will be provided but you may wish to bring small gifts or chocolates to include in your crackers (optional). You will need to bring your own secateurs and gloves for the floral arrangements.

Tutor – Clare Workman

Your tutor Clare Workman is a professional textile artist with training and experience in a wide range of textile arts and crafts. You’ll learn about her innovative designs, and find out her tips and tricks for success, which you can easily incorporate into your own work.

Based on many years of experience, there is no problem Clare cannot solve! Her energy and enthusiasm will inspire students of all levels of skill and expertise – from complete beginner to expert. Her aim for every holiday is to make sure all crafters leave with a smile and unique successful projects. She strives to create happy memories of a friendly and relaxed yet creative and productive holiday.

‘Exceptional value for money. You made us feel welcome from booking to departure. Nothing ever appeared too much trouble and that level of service is something to be exceptionally proud of. We will return next year to enjoy the house and crafting courses. With heartfelt thanks.’

‘A lovely old house brought back to life, well done.’

‘Lovely atmosphere for learning and relaxation. Afternoon tea ‘treats’ much appreciated.’

‘With regard to the accommodation, this was more than comfortable, the food delicious and plentiful and all the staff warm, friendly and helpful.’

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