FAQs

Everything you need to know and more.

HOW DO I BOOK A RETREAT?

Simply browse our website, choose the retreat you’d like to attend and follow the links to book your place – you’ll then receive a confirmation email.

DO I HAVE TO BOOK ONLINE?

Yes – this is because our online system manages our retreat sizes. If, however, you are experiencing any issues with our website we’ll be happy to deal with your enquiry by phone or email.

DO YOU SELL GIFT VOUCHERS?

Yes, Sarah Brangwyn Retreats vouchers are sold online here and can be used towards any of our retreats. They are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase. (Vouchers cannot be redeemed for cash.)

CAN I USE MADE AND MAKING GIFT VOUCHERS?

If you would like to pay for your retreat using Made and Making gift vouchers, please get in touch by phone or email

I’M JUST A BEGINNER WILL I STILL GET A LOT FROM THE RETREAT?

Yes! It is best to come to a retreat with a basic level of competency, after all you want to know you are going to enjoy your time. Our team of friendly tutors can help those of all abilities and you’ll be amazed what you can achieve with clear and patient guidance.

HOW MANY ATTENDEES ARE THERE ON YOUR RETREATS?

For most retreats the numbers are between 20 and 30 people. We always ensure that we have adequate tutor ratio and this group size allows for a lovely range of interests, you’ll always find someone to share your passion with.

DO I NEED TO BRING ANYTHING?

Yes! Full details are found on the main listing page for the retreat. We will have back up essentials.

CAN I BRING MY SEWING MACHINE?

Yes, we recommend you do. We find that people generally achieve more and are happier using a machine that they are familiar with. If you wish to bring more electrical items please do remember an extension lead.

WHERE ARE YOUR RETREATS HELD?

We choose a variety of venues in the UK that we believe offer the right mix of the essentials. See the main listing page for the retreat.

WHAT AGE RANGE ARE THE RETREATS FOR?

The general courses and workshops are for adults of all ages. Teenagers are welcome to attend accompanied by a full paying adult.

I’D LIKE TO DO A RETREAT BUT CAN’T SEE IT LISTED, OR AN APPROPRIATE DATE. WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS?

Our programme is constantly evolving – you can sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of this page if you’d like to hear when new workshops are added.

We also love to hear your suggestions – please do contact us if there is something you’d like us to offer.

Alternatively you can book a private session where you get to specify the topic or technique, so long as we have a tutor to match!

DO YOU EVER CANCEL RETREATS?

We know how much our attendees look forward to retreat and cancellations are rare.

If a cancellation is unavoidable, we’ll give you as much notice as possible using the email address that you have registered with us. We will of course give you a full refund, or, if you prefer, transfer you to another retreat. Unfortunately, we cannot accept responsibility for travel and other costs.

HOW DO I FIND OUT ABOUT MY TUTOR?

Details of our tutors can be found on the main retreat listing pages.

I USE A WHEELCHAIR – IS YOUR RETREAT ACCESSIBLE?

Yes. This is one of the considerations we have when choosing our venues. If you do have any mobility issues, please get in touch so that we can reassure you and ensure rooms are correctly allocated at our venues.

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