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Christine has been crafting from a very young age, indeed her first award for embroidery when she was just 5 years old, winning first prize for the best embroidered handkerchief in the local flower and produce show. Since then she has gone on to write 12 craft books on everything from embroidery to printing, pompoms to papercraft, selling over a quarter of a million books worldwide. She endeavours to be creative, resourceful and joyful in everything she does. She has upcycled plastic bags and bottles into incredible floral chandeliers for the City of Bath's Christmas lights and appeared on Channel 4 shows sharing her crafting skills as a presenter and judge. Christine runs the Sewyeah Social Club, an online creative community for lovers of all things stitch.


When I first came to Château De Sacy it was with the aim to spend a week embroidering small felt decorations away from the heat and stress of London in the summer. This lasted about a day as I found myself in an enchanted place that made me want to create in a way I never had before. I ended up making a huge, dried flower chandelier, suspended from an ancient oak branch in the barn. Chateau De Sacy will work its magic in ways you can’t imagine.” 

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3.30-5pm: Arrival of participants. We’ll welcome you, show you to your room and offer refreshments.

5pm: Cocktails in the garden – a chance to meet other course attendees and staff.

5.30-7pm: Introductory talk from Murphy. Please make sure you arrive in time as it will include information about the week and a tour of the house and gardens.

7-8pm: Introductory talk from Christine, she will introduce herself and outline the goals for the week, we will discuss what everyone would like to achieve, any plans you have and what has initially inspired you at Chateau Du Sacy.  

8.30pm: Dinner under the stars or in the billiard room

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