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Block Printing Retreat

Court House Farm 


from £1600-1900




Put technology on pause and experience the joy block printing can bring while staying in a beautiful mediaeval manor. Immerse yourself in the ancient craft with artist and educator Annika Reed and create and carve your own repeat pattern and print a selection of homewares.

Annika is an award winning printmaker and designs limited edition wallpaper and fabrics for those who love a life less ordinary. Having studied her craft at the University of Brighton, Camberwell College of Art and Shanghai University, China she went on to teach at Dulwich College and now is associate lecturer at Bath Spa University. 

Her work has been featured in Homes and Gardens, World of Interiors, Elle Decoration to name a few and is stocked at Glassette. ( Shhhh - Annika is also soon featuring in our favourite retailer “Anthropologie” we hear! )

Yours is a home like no other and in a world craving variety and originality, what better way to bring wonder and joy to your home than by creating something yourself. 

Day 1: Arrive, meet, settle in, eat and be entertained! 

Day 2: Soak up and be inspired by the wonderful gardens and History of Court House Farm, spend the day drawing and taking inspiration from the world around us. Experiment with mark-making, photography and different ways of drawing, designed to be enjoyed by beginners and experienced makers alike.

Day 3: AM: Begin looking at repeating patterns - their purpose, how they work and how to make one. Discuss examples from History and Annika’s own collection and begin to create your own unique pattern and experience the rhythm and repetition of pattern making. 

PM: Once you have a pattern you love, we will begin to carve it out of lino and prepare the block for printing. 

Day 4: AM: Experiment with colour and block print the fabric needed to create a lampshade. 

PM: Make up a 30cm drum lampshade for you to adorn your home with.

Day 5: Design a new block and experiment with a different type of repeat than yesterday.

Carve the block and spend the day printing a table runner, set of napkins and anything else you fancy!

A little about Court House Farm- which isn’t really a working farm at all! It’s more of a lovely cluster of charming historic buildings, the site originally dating from pre doomsday. The remaining Manor and smaller Manor are medieval and Tudor, dating from 1350, with some characterful outbuildings. (you may be making things in the cowshed- but no cows and clean!) we have 4 acres of land around the buildings with a little flower farm, and we are right in the heart of a small estuary sea-side town of Portishead in Somerset ( with a lovely little high street, Marina and stunning coastal walks and the most fabulous setting suns ). Do look at more information on the website and for photographs of the interiors and exteriors. During your stay, we will have some additional fun interludes and entertainment ( we must show you our neighbouring little seaside town called Clevedon- with the prettiest Pier in England ) and of course plenty of flowers!


This is a 5-night residential retreat. ( 5 nights accommodation and full board).

The price is £1950 for single occupancy, own room with ensuite, £1800 for single occupancy own room sharing a bathroom, £1650 shared room (both attending the retreat booked together. Contact us if you would like a non-participating partner to attend).

The booking deposit is £500. ( please get in touch for other currency )

The balance will be due 1 month prior to the retreat. Payments can be made by Paypal or Bank Transfer.

The Course Fees are non-refundable once paid, but of course, if we cancel for any reason all payments will be refunded, or mutually agreeable alternative dates offered.

If you are coming from abroad or feel you may want to spend a day on either side of the retreat for rest and relaxation, do, please discuss this with us.



Frequently Asked Questions

Since 1st January 2021, parcels to Europe are subject to customs and duty fees. When receiving goods from abroad, recipients may have to pay VAT and duties. The VAT and duties will be applied depending on the type and value of the goods. For gifts over £39 and goods over £135, VAT and fees apply.

I'd like to add I'm personally very upset we left the EU and love my European neighbours.

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Shipping costs are calculated at checkout depending on weight and destination. 

Samples: £4-£11

Prints: £5-£20

Wallpaper and Fabric: £20-£60

Delivery is made using Royal Mail, DHL Express or UPS and takes between 2 -12 days. 

All orders that are tracked will be sent the tracking number in an email. 

Please be aware duties and tax may apply.

This depends on which print you'd like to order. Each design has a different repeat size so will alter how many rolls you need. For an instant quote use our wallpaper calculator, perfect for estimates. For a more precise quote, a qualified decorator is advised to measure your space before placing your final order.

If you'd more guiadnce email hello@annikareed.com, always happy to help.

Lead Time:

SAMPLES: Dispatched 1-2 working days from ordering.

FABRIC: 3-10 Days

WALLPAPER: 2- 3 Weeks

PRINTS: Dispatched 1-14 working days.

All wallpaper fabric is made to order.

This is to save waste and to avoid slight colour differences between each batch. Please ensure you order the correct quality of rolls to enable the perfect match.

I hope that you love your products from Annika Reed Studio, however, if you would like to return an item, we are able to offer a refund up to 14 days after the date of receipt. Please email hello@annikareed.com if you would like to return an item and to ensure you are eligible.

Unfortunately, it is not possible to refund sale items, personalised or bespoke items and made to order wallpaper and fabrics.

All wallpaper and fabric is printed to order unless stated, as we are a small business this is to help reduce waste. For this reason we can only accept refunds on faulty wallpaper. Please purchase a sample to ensure you are happy with the colour and scale of the pattern. As they are printed in batches please ensure you measure how much wallpaper you need, double check with a decorator or wallpaper calculator.  

All items must be returned in the condition in which they were received, unused and in their original packaging.

Shipping costs are non – refundable. We advise that you send your returned item as a tracked parcel to ensure it arrives safely. We cannot reimburse your shipping costs and will not be held responsible for items lost or damaged in transit. All goods shall remain your responsibility until we receive them.

Once your return is received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item. We will also notify you of the approval or rejection of your refund. If you are approved, then your refund will be processed, and a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment, within 5 days

Please make sure you enclose your full details and original order number with the returned items. 

Our policy lasts 14 days. If 14 days have gone by since you received your purchase, unfortunately we can’t offer you a refund or exchange.

We are not under obligation to accept return of surplus wallpaper rolls that have been ordered in error.

If you require any assistance please do not hesitate to get in touch via hello@annikareed.com 

Yes you can.

Love the design but not in keeping with your interior colour scheme? We can print any design in any colour and repeat size. I’m only an email away, so drop me a line and we can talk about your interior dreams. hello@annikareed.com