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Masterclass, Fri 15 - Sun 17 Nov 2019, £529-£589

Sewing retreat at Muncaster castle

Sewing retreat at Muncaster castle

Sewing Retreat at Muncaster Castle with Make! The Lakes and Charlotte Newland


Escape with MAKE! The Lakes to a Cumbrian castle for a weekend and sew your dream dress.

Special guest BBC Sewing Bee Champion Charlotte Newland will join us to guide you every step of the way in making a perfectly fitting dress.

Make yourself at home and spread out in our beautiful sewing studio with your own workstation for the whole weekend – no need to tidy away between sessions, hooray!

Receive a special invitation to an Afternoon Tea Party in the Castle – the perfect opportunity to wear your new dress!

Enjoy some Cumbrian home comforts while staying in the four-star Coachman’s Quarters accommodation in the Castle grounds.

With plenty of home cooking to keep you going throughout the weekend, what more could you want!

What is included:

*Sewing sessions led by expert Charlotte Newland to fit and make your dream dress. (Max. 8 students so lots of 1-2-1 attention).
*Two-night stay in the Coachman’s Quarters at Muncaster Castle from Friday, 15th November – Sunday, 17th November 2019.
*All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and light refreshments throughout the weekend.
*Afternoon Tea Party in the Castle.
*Explore the castle, grounds and Hawk and Owl Centre.

You will need to bring your own sewing machine, the fabric for your finished dress, and your dress pattern. Kym and Charlotte can help you choose your pattern and fabric after booking. All other materials and tools will be provided, however, do feel free to bring your own sewing kit if you prefer.

Beginners to dressmaking are welcome although you should be confident with sewing machine basics, hems and seams.

Bring a sewing (or non-sewing) buddy! Non-sewists tickets include everything except the sewing sessions, they will find plenty to occupy them at Muncaster and in the nearby village of Ravenglass whilst you are in the sewing studio.

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 15 - Sun 17 Nov 2019
2-night stay.


Per person. Early Bird offer available until 15th May 2019.


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • French signs/guidesFrench signs/guides
  • German signs/guidesGerman signs/guides
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Spanish signs/guidesSpanish signs/guides
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Disabled accessDisabled access

We recommend visitors with disabilities contact us before their arrival for advice. Dogs are welcome on site but can't enter the castle or Owl Centre.


CA18 1RQ


Plan route to Muncaster Castle using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SD 103963  Lat: 54.35432 Long: -3.38167

Located 1 mile south of Ravenglass on the A595. Follow signs for the Western Lake District from junction 36 of the M6 motorway. SatNav CA18 1RD.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Ravenglass station

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