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The 175 rooms that is the DuPont mansion - and the acreage of beautiful botanical gardens - that are the Winterthur Museum can accommodate a lot of people.  Our retreat however centers around you - your ability - your commitment and passion to needlepoint and is nearing the end of the registration period so that we can keep classes smaller in size for individualized attention.  

It isn't very often that you find a match made in heaven and when there is one - treasure it. 

The Art Needlepoint Company was founded on the principle of art on needlepoint and the art of needlepoint.

The Winterthur Museum was founded from a similar passion.  DuPont loved needlework especially needlework done by hand and there are literally hundreds of needlepoint and embroidery hundreds of years old that are in the collection - we will see a lot of needlepoint on a private tour that is not on permanent.or rotating display. This is a magical place and we will all have a great time.  

If you have been considering attending and learning alongside master teachers who teach not only the how, but the why - and can address any and all questions no matter your skill level - then you will want to register soon as certain classes are filling up and as soon as we reach what we consider our maximum number to ensure classes allow for individual attention, then we will close registration. 

There are tours and lectures - from historians and textile curators - and a private tour of needlepoint that is not on display carefully curated for us not seen by the general public.

Registration also includes sit down meals Saturday and Sunday, and a lively gathering Friday night with drinks and food.

Registration includes EVERYTHING including the materials you will be working on. The Hotel is separate. If you are planning to stay overnight we have a fabulous rate at the best hotel in the area and we will shuttle to and from hotel to the museum.

Each class has an emphasis, but all classes include embellishment, techniques for realistic effect and how to deal with particular threads.  Some are focused on all the above and shading. You'll learn how to effectively shade in a number of different ways with almost any thread.

  • Our goal is to have you select the canvas that most appeals to you - provide you with the appropriate materials - create a learning environment in which you are an active part
  • choose your canvas or choose your teacher 
  •  there is a separate page detailing the teachers and the kits - see below for the link

When you register we will be sending you a schedule, bio of the teachers, full class descriptions to help you sign up for the class  you want.  On this form you can also click to register your kit.  

A deposit ensures you attendance spot. Full registration ensures you get the class(es) you want.

Deadlines: 

A deposit can be made anytime and the balance is needed by February 1, 2018 to ensure you get the class you want.  The earlier you indicate what you want to work on will be best.

Find the kits/teachers HERE

Our needlepoint retreat is an adventure into a different time. A world of beauty.  A world of antiques.  A world of history. A WORLD OF NEEDLEWORK.  Founded by Henry Francis du Pont, Winterthur (pronounced “winter-tour”) is the premier museum of American decorative arts, reflecting both early America and the du Pont family’s life here. Its many acre naturalistic gardens are among the country’s best, and its research library serves scholars from around the world. 
We invite you to visit and explore this place of beauty, history, and learning. SEE YOU THERE!





Children between 10 and 18 are invited to attend for free. We intend to add a special class for beginning needlepoint for children who come free. Each child will have a canvas and will learn beginning and ending threads, weft and warp of canvas, basketweave, continental tent stitch, and some other stitches such as mosaic , scotch, and Gobelin.