knitting retreat 2018

Hello friends, I hope this finds you well! It is high time that I told you about our annual knitting retreat. As in years past I am again organising the retreat with my dear friend Claudia (http://wollsinn.de) and this year we are going back to Wales. This is really great for me as it is […]

knitting retreat – day five

What joy waking up to bright sunshine, blue skies and the knowledge that today there would be yarn…lots of yarn as the programme promised a trip to Black Sheep Wools near Newton-le-Willows. Happy chatter could be heard as we were driven by lovely Dennis, our bus driver, through pretty countryside dotted with sheep and bright […]

knitting retreat – day two

Day two and the obvious sun-dancing by everyone the night before was successful as ‘Frau Sonne’ beamed down on us. It promised to be another glorious day! Soon after breakfast everyone was beavering away, working hard on finalising their thoughts on how to approach the week’s theme. Needles clicking away we all settled down to […]

knitting retreat – day one

The sun was beaming down on us when we arrived at the Chainbridge Hotel in Llangollen, our home for the week. Returning knitters and new quickly settled down with some refreshing cups of tea and delicious home baked scones. Everyone gathered in the workshop room where Claudia and I had laid out samples, books, other […]

knitting retreat – countdown

Last preparations are under way as the Wales Retreat 2016 is about to start. One more sleep and everyone will arrive. I can’t wait to welcome my lovely ladies from Germany at the airport tomorrow taking them to the Chainbridge Hotel in Llangollen where a warm welcome is waiting for them. Everyone is looking forward […]

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 2016

The waiting is over! We have worked tirelessly over the last few weeks putting together a fabulous new package for you. A friendly place with yummy food to stay, some lovely and hopefully inspiring visits, a fabulous new workshop programme and best of all the ability to make friends for life. This year’s retreat was […]

knitting retreat – the week that was

It took seven months to organise. A lot of work but so much fun, and then it was over in a flash. Here is a roundup of the Wales Knitting Retreat 2015… 1. We played with colour and yarn…a lot. 2. We visited some fabulous places. 3. We learned a lot of new things. 4. New […]

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