In 2018 we held our first ever retreat, where attendees completed a number of small projects over the course of the weekend, in lovely surroundings and with good company.

In 2020, with impeccable timing, we scheduled our first “Spring Thing”, a more pared back version of the retreat, where delegates brought their own projects to work on. Due to circumstances, this was postponed until 2021, but in 2021 and 2022 we held two retreats each year. We are nothing if not ambitious, and in 2023 we held FIVE retreats across the year, which included three where there were specific large projects which delegates had the option of completing.

2024 is going to be a really busy year for us, which means that we will be dropping back to two retreats again, just for this year. However, we are already working on plans for a quilting project for a third retreat in 2025, so do look out for details of that one. We have a number of options available, to allow flexibility. All retreats take place all day on the Saturday and Sunday, with the weekend rate including dinner, bed and breakfast on Saturday night / Sunday morning. You can also book the Friday night as an optional extra.

The retreats take place at Holiday Inn Barnsley, which is just off Junction 37 of the M1. We did three retreats there in 2023 and were very impressed indeed by the facilities.


Bring along your own projects to complete in a sociable environment.


As usual, we will be providing a number of small projects, which will be quite loosely tutored. Alternatively, you are welcome to bring your own projects and take ours away to work on later.

If you are interested in attending any of our retreats, please contact us and we can discuss the options.

Day delegate rate£150
Weekend delegate rate
(single room, dinner, bed and breakfast)
Day delegate rate£190
Weekend delegate rate
(single room, dinner, bed and breakfast)
Sewing machine hire (all events)£25
Additional Friday and / or Sunday night accommodation (all events)
(single room, dinner, bed and breakfast)