2022 Hotel Granduca Retreat + The Needle Works

Hotel Granduca Retreat

Join The Needle Works Community at Hotel Granduca for a weekend of relaxation and all things needlepoint!

WHEN: Thursday, August 18 – Sunday, August 21, 2022
WHERE: Hotel Granduca Austin

This retreat will offer open stitching, a small shop with supplies, special guest teachers and classes, exclusive trunk shows, and MUCH more!

Visit our shop to register, add to your cart, and pay the nonrefundable $500 retreat fee. This fee includes lunch and dinner Thursday-Saturday and Sunday lunch, helps secure our class space, and includes special goodies for you as well. This year, we are not requiring class registration to attend. All classes are optional add-ons to your retreat experience, but are highly recommended! Our guest teachers are some of the best in the nation and we’re very excited about their class offerings!

  • Tony Minieri will be teaching a 3-day Canvas Enhancement Class (class size is limited and early enrollment is encouraged). This year, you will provide your own canvas (must be purchased from The Needle Works) and Tony will write a custom stitch guide for your piece.

  • Mariposa Ribbon Class w/ Luis Nunez is a 1-day class (early enrollment is also encouraged as class size is limited).

  • Ribbon Technique Class w/ Luis Nunez is a 1-day class (early enrollment is also encouraged as class size is limited).

  • Beading Scissor Fob or Bracelet Class w/ Luis Nunez is a 1/2 day class.  Materials can be used to make a scissor fob or bracelet.

  • Frances Jue will be teaching two 1-day technique classes. Same class, just two separate offerings. Class will include lesson + canvas and threads.

Please don’t forget to complete the required form when you register, so we can collect a good email address for you. In the coming weeks, we will be emailing registrants with important hotel booking links (we have a block rate for rooms), itineraries, and more. Let’s make 2022 the year for you to grow in your hobbies, self-care, and community!

Please call the shop (512.451.6931) with any questions! Room block links will be emailed out to registrants, but you may also call Hotel Granduca (512.306.6400) and book with our room block over the phone if preferred. Please note, there will be limited double rooms available. All reservations using our block rate must be booked by August 1, 2022. Remember, you do not need to be staying at the hotel to participate in the retreat! 🙂

Class Options

Class choices and which session you’d like are due by August 1, 2022. We will collect this info from you during your registration. Please view the class and canvas choices below:

Mariposa Ribbon Class

Ribbon Technique Class

Beading Scissor Fob or Bracelet Class

Technique Class

Canvas Enhancement Class

2022 Retreat Kit

Exclusive to this year’s Retreat, attendees can pre-order our 2022 Retreat Kit:

Canvas Designed by: Karent Grant
Stitch Guide Written by: Donna Funter
Price: $195*
*Kit includes canvas, threads, and stitch guide.
ORDER ONLINE OR CALL (512) 451-6931 TO PRE-ORDER