The Swedish word for people getting together to sew, crochet, knit, embroider and socialise.

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A weekend of chatting, embroidering and great simple food in beautiful Ty Fforest. Come alone or with a friend. Accommodation is in comfortable shared rooms or a private double with ensuite.  Expert guidance on design and embroidery is included. All skill levels welcome.

February is the perfect time for nourishment of mind, soul and body, to learn new skills, make new friends and enjoy warming, comforting food.

This weekend is about sewing, but it’s also about socialising. Develop your skills, get help with original design, or just enjoy the company and comfort of being a part of this group in great surroundings with fantastic food.


 

Your hosts

Suzi Park

After graduating, Suzi worked as a knitwear designer in the Midlands for ten years, following which, she relocated to West Wales and set up a digital embroidery business supplying embroidery to the wedding dress market. She has since transferred her digital embroidery skills to be able to teach various techniques on a domestic sewing machine and is affectionately known by her students as Suzi Stitch. Having taught in higher education for over ten years, Suzi is passionate about offering specialised courses and has teamed up with expert designer-makers to create Make it in Wales, a culmination of many years of working and teaching in the fashion and textile sector in the UK. Suzi will be sharing her expert knowledge, ensuring you get the most from this experience and popping on the kettle.

Sian Tucker

Textile designer, co-founder of fforest and prolific Instagrammer @coldatnight, Sian will be heading up the team of fforest elves preparing the farmhouse for your arrival and ensuring the perfect stay. She’ll find it hard to stay away, so as well as joining you on your walk and holding the fort in the kitchen, expect her to be dipping into your design and sewing sessions, casting her creative eye over the proceedings.

 
 
 
 

Schedule

Friday 10 feb

Arrive early on Friday afternoon, greeted with tea and freshly baked cake. Take a walk through the fforest woodland with Sian, Suzi and the rest of the group to seek some inspiration for your embroidery project. Enjoy a simple home-cooked supper round the big table in the farmhouse and then get to work on your design and embroidery with the watchful eye and helping hands of Suzi.

Saturday 11 feb 

On Saturday morning, help yourself to some nourishing breakfast in the farmhouse kitchen, then gather in the living room to work on your project. After a delicious lunch of home-made soup and Scandi style open sandwiches, it's time for another bracing walk before returning to chat and sew, interrupted by another of Sian's freshly baked cakes and a pot of tea.

Enjoy a final supper with your new-found  friends and then it's up to you if you want to carry on sewing or just relax with a glass of wine in the luxury of the farmhouse.

sunDAY 12 feb

We'll leave all the ingredients for the perfect Welsh brunch in the kitchen so that you can help yourself on Sunday morning. No need to rush off. We'll fire up the sauna in the woods, so that you can have a relaxing morning before checking out early afternoon.

 

 

 

 

What you’ll be eating

We take pride in our food. We grow our own salads, greens and tomatoes. We are blessed with fantastic meat, seafood and vegetables on our doorstep. That makes it easy to keep it simple, seasonal, local and delicious. Everything is freshly prepared. We’ll be baking cakes and traybakes to serve with tea, making hearty soups with local breads and wholesome sandwiches for lunch and creating suppers from seasonal produce. Whatever the final menu has in store, you can be sure each dish will feature the best of local, beautifully cooked. Let us know if you have any specific dietary requirements or allergies when booking so that we can take these into consideration when planning the menus.

 

 

 

 

Where you'll be staying

Every aspect of a comfortable stay and a good night’s sleep has been considered at fforest. We’ve given a lot of thought to the furnishings, using ethically sourced materials and local products which blend function with form. The end result is a combination of thousands of tiny decisions.

We’ve tried to think of everything. We hope you agree.

Ty fforest - The Farmhouse

From the outside, this is a farmhouse a child would draw: stout as a cottage loaf with a flour-white face and proud chimneys. Inside, though, it has all the swish of a Scandi ski lodge, with its pine cladding and patterned handmade rugs. The whole weekend will revolve around the 'big house' with guests staying in the rooms and workshops taking place in the communal downstairs spaces. We'll be using the farm and surrounding woodland as inspiration for your creations.

The newest addition to fforest is Tŷ  Fforest, a beautiful farmhouse, completed in early 2016, but with a rich and colourful history dating back to the early 1800s. The house is of local architectural significance, having the only surviving slate-hung facade in the area. But you will be more concerned with the interior!

The grand entrance hall leads to a huge wood-lined living and dining room with a large open fire surrounded by sofas - the heart of the Syjunta weekend. Next door is the kitchen with timber joists still lined with hooks for smoking and curing and an inglenook fireplace for cooking. Traditional teak oak school lab cupboards now line the walls surrounding the big communal breakfast table. Through a little doorway is the modern kitchen with everything you need to prepare your breakfast. A sweeping staircase leads to five large bedrooms, ranging from a double suite to a shared galley bunk room, each with its own luxury shower room. A Peter Doig painting hangs in one bedroom; some chairs are made with planks painted by Hirst, Emin and others.

fforest farm

fforest farm is set in 200 acres of rural beauty sandwiched between the river Teifi gorge and the Teifi Marshes nature reserve, minutes from the town of Cardigan and from the beautiful undiscovered beaches and coves of the West Wales coast. Suzi and Sian will take you on a walk through the deer-inhabited woodland when you arrive.

Hidden in the woods is our cedar barrel sauna (and cold shower for the brave). Just down the path from here is the Bwthyn, our very own little pub and the oldest building on the farm. A beautiful candlelit old stone cottage with inglenook fireplace.

See below for details of room types and prices.

 

 


Rooms, prices & booking

Friday 10 - Sunday 12 February. All meals & workshops included.
Drinks & therapies have additional charge.
 

Cariad - Double bed in private Suite
386.00

This is a Suite for one person, with a king size bed & en-suite shower room.

 

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Calon - Double bed in shared room
271.00

This is in a bedroom for three people, with a double bed, set of bunk beds & en-suite shower room.

 

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Coed - Double bed in private room
348.00

This is a bedroom for one, with a double bed & private shower room. 

 

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Calon - Single bunk (deluxe) in shared room
218.00

This is in a bedroom for three people, with a double bed, set of bunk beds & en-suite shower room.

 

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Cae - Double bed in private room
366.00

This is a bedroom for one person, with a king size bed & en-suite shower room

 

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Cwtch - Single bunk in shared room
198.00

This is in a bedroom for four people, with two sets of bunk beds & private shower room.

 

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