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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 60-acre naturalistic garden is 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. 

The fee for the retreat includes everything you need - except your hotel and travel if you do not live locally.

  • 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

The retreat includes:
  • one and a half and three hour needlepoint classes each day
  • see museum pieces not seen by the general public 
  • tours of the museum and gardens
  • lectures by guest textile curators
  • food during the day and evenings 
  • merriment and take home goodies
  • take part in one or two classes, depending on what you wish to learn
  • choose your canvas or choose your teacher.  Each class will involve learning how to shade effectively - from beginner to more advanced - and discuss various techniques and stitches and why you use them for greater effect.  There is a separate page detailing the teachers and the kits.

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.  


Register and PAY IN FULL by July 15.. 2017 and Save 10%
Register and PAY IN FULL by September 15, 2017 and Save 5%

If not paying in full, make a deposit by September 15, 2017

You may select from the kits at any time prior to January 15th, 2018.  The earlier you indicate what you want to work on will be best so that we have a good idea of class sizes - a class may fill up with a particular teacher and we absolutely want everyone to have personalized attention when stitching.   

Find the kits/teachers HERE

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.