Retreats & stitching holidays

Discover the array of embroidery retreats you can join Lorna on, including Great Escapes in the UK and the Alpine Experience in France.

For dates of all upcoming retreats please see the Diary page.

The French Needles

The French Needle – Chateau de Prye, Burgundy, France

Join me in the romantic Burgundy region of France for an escape to a French Chateau! I will be the resident teacher on this tour organised by The French Needle. Visit the website.

Embroidery with Lorna Bateman on Alpine Experience

The Alpine Experience – France

10th – 17th July 2020 -fully booked
10th – 17th September 2020 – fully booked

Join us for a fun-filled stitching adventure in the picturesque French Alps. Learn lots of new skills and stitches, dine on the finest foods and visit places of interest as well as local markets.

Details are now available for 2020! Visit the website for brochures and info.

Great Escapes with Lorna Bateman at Moor Hall

Great Escapes – UK

6th-8th November 2020 – Moor Hall

The Great Escapes is a well-established retreat company which offers delightful embroidery, lacemaking and beading weekends away in beautiful country houses. Over my years teaching for Great Escapes I have taught at many stunning venues and the retreats are always wonderful weekends.

Brochures are available by post from Jane, the organiser, or from me. Visit the website for full info. For booking email

Treat someone special

Not sure what to buy the embroiderer in your life? Our gift vouchers make the perfect present as they can be used towards workshops, kits, patterns or materials, both online and at events.