Winter Rose Heirloom Doll Workshop

30th September – 6th October 2021


Welcome to Domaine de la Salle, tucked away in southwest France. It has one, perfectly perfect turret with steely blue tiles, I never did pluck up the courage to peek inside. Maybe there are owls in there, maybe doves…maybe a long forgotten forlorn princess. The walls are bleached white from centuries of sun and salty air blowing in from the west. Surrounded by woods and acres of countryside, it is quiet and tranquil, the kind of place where normal life seems one hundred years away and owls really do land on your bedroom window sill.

The Snow Rose Heirloom Doll retreat will take place in the Autumn when summer is fading and we are looking forward to the cooler months to come, with crackling fires and hot cups of tea.

We will be making a beautiful doll using antique fabrics and lace, buttons and old leather gloves. You can make as many or as few accessories for your doll as you please, the pace will be very relaxed. I will be there to help you everystep of the way and to help you create pretty bloomers, an elegant dress, a beautiful coat, ice skates, hats, scarves, whatever you can imagine, you can make. My guest tutor is Nicki Franklin of The Stitchery who will be showing you how to add the finishing touches to your doll’s wardrobe with her exquisite hand embroidery skills.

Everything you will need will be provided in the attic sewing room including tea and cake every afternoon delivered straight to your place at the sewing table.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included along with your board at the chateau. There may be a couple of days where we go on treasure hunting adventures, (the local flea markets and brocantes are a haven for old fabric, lace and ribbons),where we would lunch out and perhaps we may venture out for dinner one evening in the local Ville and I would ask that you budget for that with your spending money.

The prices for this retreat are listed below and a gallery of this beautiful chateau.

RoomPriceAvailability
Cafe Au Lait
Double bed sharing luxury
bathroom with Liasons Dangereuses
£2100Available
Liasons Dangereuses
Double bed sharing luxury bathroom
Cafe Au Lait
£1800Available
Orientale
Double bed with private bathroom
£2100Booked
Les Temps Perdu
Two single beds with view of the Pigeonairre
sharing bathroom with Madame Bovary
£1650 single occupancy
£1250 each to share
Booked
Booked
Madame Bovary
Double bed sharing bathroom with
Les Temps Perdu
£1650Booked
Le Petite Prince
Very large room with two double beds and
Private bathroom
£1450
£1450
Booked
Available
Le Petit Souris
Double bed with private bathroom
£2000Available
The Gite
Two bedroom gite with own kitchen and bathroom
£1950
£1950
Available
Available
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