Tuesday 16 November 2021

Sewing Retreat at Douai

Our most recent sewing retreat took place at Douai over the weekend of 12th-14th November. Douai has reduced the maximum number of retreatants, so we were a small gathering of twelve, including our chaplain Fr Stephen Dunn, who very kindly travelled all the way from Glasgow to be with us. 

We achieved a huge amount of work: two maniples and a chalice veil were among the new pieces which were made, as well as significant repairs to the LMS violet High Mass set, and the patching of the Guild's own green Low Mass set. 

It was a pleasure to welcome several retreatants who were new to sewing, as well as old hands whose skills were very much needed. 

We were also delighted to see both winners of the Guild of St Clare sponsorship scheme to the Royal School of Needlework: the advanced skills they are developing are of material use to the Guild of St Clare.

Our next retreat is 4th-6th February 2022, at a new venue: Park Place Pastoral Centre. Our chaplain is Fr Stephen Morrison, a great friend of the Guild of St Clare. Click here to book online or email Lucy at lucyashaw@gmail.com for more details.

Many thanks to Michael Dennison for the photographs