Wild Creative Weaving Retreat 2022

Wild Creative Weaving Retreat 2022

August 26th - 28th - Mid Wales

 

Learn fun and easy weaving techniques for complete beginners to handweaving.

Come and give yourself some time to relax.
Enjoy a beautiful and peaceful environment in the Welsh hills.
Have fun being as creative as you like while learning to weave.
Have all the time you need to enjoy your new craft.
You are welcome to enjoy the land and practice your weaving outside between lessons.
If weather allows we will have a wild weaving session around the campfire.
 
 

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Held up here in these stunning Welsh hills at our little retreat centre, a beautiful space, with peaceful accommodation, and full of creative energy!

Friday - Arrive from 2pm and settle in, then meet in the studio, or around the campfire for a wild weaving circle.

Saturday - Morning session - Learn how to warp a tapestry loom and start your weaving on it, learning fun weaving techniques throughout the day. Evening - Weavealong session with help whenever needed.

Sunday - Morning session - Learn how to make wild circular hoop frames and how to warp them, some prep for something exciting to weave when you get home.

 

(There is an option available to extend your stay after the retreat if you would love some extra retreat time, and book extra one to one lessons if you would love to immerse yourself and learn even more - See extras availabe at the bottom of the page)

 


There are only 3 residential spaces, and two daytime passes for local people available.

Accommodation available is as follows:

*Farm Cottage - 4 spaces - The cottage has two bedrooms, each with single beds. There is a large shared full kitchen/dining room, two bathrooms, and a comfortable living room.

* Shared cabin - 2 spaces - The cabin is open plan with 3 beds, a sofa, a kitchen area with a fridge, sink (running cold water only - kettle for boiling washing up water) a double hotplate stove. The shared bathroom is in little bathroom cabin, with toilet, sink, shower and micro bath, hot and cold water, is outdoors, situated right next to the cabin.

* The Fairy Pod - 1 space available - The pod is a beautiful outdoor bedroom, with double bed. Shared kitchen space is available in the farm cottage, or you could bring a camping stove if you would prefer to do some outdoor cooking. The shared bathrooms are in little bathroom cabin or the farm cottage.

* The bow top wagon - 1 space available - The wagon is a beautiful vintage style little wooden caravan, with a small double bed and bench seating inside. Shared kitchen space is available in the farm cottage, or you can bring a camping stove if you would like to do some outdoor cooking. The shared bathrooms are in the little bathroom cabin or in the farm cottage.

* One space is available for a campervan

 

Travel & getting here

If you are travelling from abroad - the nearest airports are Birmingham & Liverpool. Train travel - the nearest train stations are Welshpool & Newtown. There are busses to our most local town, we can do a pick up from here. By car - let us know where you are travelling from when you book, and Luke will send you really good simple directions to follow.

 

Prices:

Residential retreat weekend (in shared cabin, fairy pod, or bow top wagon) - £295

Campervan weekend - £195

Non residential weekend - £155

Prices include accommodation for residential guests, activities or classes planned, yarn for weaving, weaving equipment to use during the retreat, bedding and towels for booked accommodation, teas and coffee.

  

You will need to bring with you: 

Food for throughout your stay - bring along what you would love to eat throughout your stay (there are local supermarkets & shops in nearby towns of Welshpool & Newtown, and a Spar shop in Montgomery) There is a small shared kitchen space in the cabin, and a fridges with freezer to share space in. (you are welcome to share meals together if there are any others staying who would also love to do shared meals together, or you are very welcome to make your own food, please do whatever you feel happiest to do). All shared spaces must be kept clean and tidy after use, for everyone to enjoy a relaxed space together, thank you x

Suitable footwear - if you enjoy walks and would love to explore the local countryside. Hopefully the weather will be dry, but just incase you may need to bring along a pair of wellies and a raincoat.

House slippers - all the indoor spaces are shoe free.

 

 

Extras available on the retreat:

Studio shop - Creative fiber packs, weaving needles, hand dyed rovings, merino wool, handmade crochet hooks, knitting needles, drop spindles, Lea's art & creations.

Any extra lessons per hour one to one - £20 - So you can choose to extend your stay if you would love to take extra lessons.
So if you want to learn more on weaving, learn to spin your own yarns to weave with, learn how to crochet, or simple creative knitting, you can book your lesson one to one.

Extend your stay to relax for a longer retreat - Accommodation - £70 per night

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