Creative Weekend

What we do

CH Interior Design & Happy Harbour Holiday Accommodation are hosting Creative Weekend holiday retreats. We are running residential creative weekend getaways at Sam's Place and Andy's Place, Park Avenue, St Ives, Cornwall, for your unusual weekend breaks. We will be offering courses in various aspects of interior design including: Sewing soft furnishings, mood boards, paint effects, and colour schemes.

We can tailor make the weekend getaway to suit your needs. The residential courses normally run from Friday tea-time until Sunday tea-time, or we can arrange for a longer stay to suit your requirements.

The weekend breaks include bed & continental breakfast, light refreshments throughout the days and also time for you to explore the lovely harbour town of St Ives.

Creative Weekend

Sewing skills: The aim of the course is to give instruction on how to use a sewing machine and also to teach basic sewing skills in order to make an item such as a cushion or bag. You will come away at the end of the course with a beautiful finished item.


We can tailor this course to suit your group’s needs. Whether big or small we can cater for all.

Just give us a call and let us know your requirments and group size and we can arrange a perfect creative weekend for you.


If you are a more advanced group we can give more instruction on creative sewing and less on machine use, if this is what you would like. Our experienced instructors will guide you through the weekend with help and laughter.

Course Information

We will also hand out instruction sheets that you will be able to take home with you. We have electric sewing machines at the courses, but you may also bring your own machine with you if you wish. Some people like to do this so that they can gain instruction on how to use their own machine.


Our aim is to be flexible to suit your needs. Please call us with your requirements and we will be happy to accomodate.


Course facilitator: Clare Hughes, CH Design, BA Art & Design; MA by Research Interior Design.

Sam’s Place & Andy’s Place, 13 Park Avenue, St Ives, TR26 2DN

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