wales retreat 2018 – arrival day

  The sky was blue, the sun was shining and North Wales was showing itself in it’s best light. After month’s of planning, a lot of organising hard work, the arrival day of the Wales Knitting Retreat 2018 had finally arrived! Most of our 20 guests flew from Frankfurt airport, where even Herr Goethe was […]

pin cushion mini mandala

Hello friends, how have you been? It’s been a busy old time here at Made with Loops with preparations in full swing for our upcoming Knitting Retreat starting on the 8 May. We still have two places open, why not join us for a fabulous week of yarny fun in beautiful Wales. Find a link to […]

knitting retreat diary – day four

  Day four was greeted with blue skies and sunshine, perfect for a little early morning knitting outside whilst watching brave people in canoes go by. First things first meant teachers inspecting progress so far now that everyone is working on the actual weeks project. Some beautiful colour combinations are emerging and even Seamus, the […]

knitting retreat diary – day three

Day three, and my sun dance must have worked as the sun was out again when we woke. First stop today was the Woollen Mill at Trefriw. At Trefriw Woollen Mills traditional Welsh tapestry bedspreads, tweeds and travelling rugs are being made using traditional Welsh patterns that have been around for hundreds of years. Trefriw Woollen Mills is […]

knitting retreat diary – day two

After sleeping like babies everyone was ready to embrace a new day, and what a fabulous day we woke up to! We were greeted with bird song, blue skies and bucket loads of sunshine. After a hearty breakfast with, what seemed like gallons of coffee, everyone set to work almost immediately eager to finish colour […]

knitting retreat diary – day one

Day One of our Knitting Retreat arrived and Wales started to show itself best foot forward with almost sunshine! Claudia and I, up early, set off for the airport to meet our ten eager ladies and after a short bus ride everyone soon settled into their new surroundings of the Chainbridge Hotel in Llangollen. We […]

knitting retreat – countdown

The countdown to the first knitting retreat organised by WoolyLoops has begun!  After many months and weeks of organising, admin tasks, putting informational talks together, designing the project and knitting samples, we were left with a lot of ends to sew in and subsequently snip off. Claudia and I have been working tirelessly to make sure […]

the week that was

Hello dear friends and readers, it’s been a while! I hope you are all keeping well and enjoying beautiful weather wherever you are! I am sorry I have been a little absent from here but it’s been a bit manic in the studio and just generally with every day stuff. Final preparations for our first Knitting […]

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