2022 Hotel Granduca Retreat + The Needle Works

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 two catered meals a day, 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.

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

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 Gunter
Price: $195*
*Kit includes canvas, threads, and stitch guide.
ORDER ONLINE OR CALL (512) 451-6931 TO PRE-ORDER

2021 Lost Pines Retreat + The Needle Works

Join The Needle Works community at Lost Pines Resort & Spa for a weekend of relaxation and all things needlepoint!

WHEN:  Thursday, August 19 – Sunday, August 22, 2021
WHERE:  Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa
CONTACT US:  (512) 451-6931
REGISTER HERE

This retreat will offer open stitching, supplies for needlepoint and cross-stitch, special guest teachers and classes, exclusive trunk shows, and MUCH more!

To officially register for this retreat, click here to add to your cart and pay the nonrefundable $500 retreat fee. This fee includes some meals for the duration of the retreat, helps secure our class space, and includes special goodies for you as well! At least one class is required when registering, but you can sign up for more as space allows. Class options are as follows:

  • Tony Minieri will be teaching 2 Two Day Canvas Enhancement Classes
  • Luis Nunez will be teaching the Initial Ribbon Class for 2 sessions
  • Peyote Beading by Carol Wallin 1 or 2 sessions

Please don’t forget to complete the required Retreater Info form, 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 2021 the year for you to grow in your hobbies, self-care, and community! View the agenda below and canvas choices, and call to register for classes.

Everything listed below, unless marked as optional, is included in the retreat fee you already paid!

Wednesday August 18, 2021

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.  Early Check-In

Thursday, August 19, 2021

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.  Check-In and start of the retreat

9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Canvas Enhancement Class Session 1, Day 1 with Tony Minieri (limit 20 students)

9:30 a.m.  – 4:00 p.m.  Initial Bloom Ribbon Class with Luis Nunez Session 1 ( limit 10 students)

Friday, August 20, 2021

9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Canvas Enhancement Class Session 1, Day 2 with Tony Minieri

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Carol Wallin’s Peyote Beading Class (limit 15 students)

Saturday, August 21, 2021

9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Canvas Enhancement Class Session 2, Day 1 with Tony Minieri (limit 20 students)

9:30 a.m.  – 4:00 p.m.  Initial Bloom Ribbon Class with Luis Nunez Session 2 (limit 10 students)

Sunday, August 22, 2021

9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Canvas Enhancement Class Session 2, Day 2 with Tony Minieri

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Possible Session 2 of Carol Wallin’s Peyote Beading Class (limit 15 students)

Lunch will be provided with your retreat fee each day at 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Yoga will be offered each morning at 8:00 – 8:45 a.m. We will have a happy hour in the evenings (self-pay) and dinner will be covered with your retreat fee on August 19, 20 and 21.

Class Options

Class choices and which session you’d like are due by May 1, 2021. We will collect this info from you during your registration. Please view the class and canvas choices below:

Canvas Enhancement (CE)

woman portrait with white hair and pink flowers in red and white sweater
CE Canvas #1
canvas with wine bottles and glasses
CE Canvas #2
single pumpkin canvas
CE Canvas #3
trio of pumpkins canvas
CE Canvas #4
armadillo with southwestern plants canvas
CE Canvas #5
yellow umbrella on canoe on water canvas
CE Canvas #6
dragonfly and pink and white flower canvas
CE Canvas #7
three brown birds with flowers and drangonfly canvas
CE Canvas #8
red flowers on white canvas
CE Canvas #9
skull made into birds nest with bird on top canvas
CE Canvas #10

Initial Ribbon Class

decorative initials A B and C canvases
Initial Ribbon Class

Peyote Beading

Peyote Beading Class

May News

May Trunk shows:

Canvas Works and Alexa Designs (Christmas only): 20% off for the month of May

Christmas finishing!

Just a heads up we must have your finishing by August 31, 2019

Classes:

We have 2 new classes to announce! Kelly Clark will be here August 10 and 11 teaching her beautiful Cornflower and Poppy pieces! August 10 will be the Cornflower piece and August 11 will be the Poppy piece. Call the shop for more details.

Kellyclarkpoppy

Kellyclarkpoppy

Don’t forget, Jill RIgoli will be here June 13 – June 15 doing her bead class June 13 and canvas enhancement June 14 and 15.

Also, Tony Minieri will be here teaching Houston Patch July 16 and 17.

HoustonPatchClassPhoto

Please feel free to call or email the shop with any questions or to sign up. We look forward to hearing from you!