Woollay retreat 20th - 21st November 2021 deposit
**PLEASE NOTE THIS PAYMENT IS FOR THE DEPOSIT ONLY, THE BALANCE OF £200 IS DUE 6 WEEKS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL**
Thank you for expressing an interest in our WoolLay retreat, the ethos of all our events is to provide a friendly relaxed environment for friendships to blossom over our shared love of knitting, crochet and all things yarn related. Everybody is welcome at our events and we guantentee if you travel alone you will leave with 14 new friends.
Nestled on the banks of the River Severn just a five minute drive from Ironbridge is the Maws Craft Centre. Layfamilyyarn HQ will be your base throughout the weekend.
A yarn dyeing workshop in the custom built Layfamilyyarn dye studio will be the highlight of the weekend. Before you are let loose in the studio there will be a demonstration of different styles and techniques and an opportunity for you to pick some dye colours to test out before choosing your final colours. **the dye studio and event venue does have stair to access it**
In small groups with your hand held every step of the way you will produce a beautiful unique skein of yarn to take home with you. This year we are also introducing a Woollay retreat palatte pack that you will help to create and take home with you. a palatte pack is a collection of mini skeins that will be dyed by you and each other member of your retreat, making this a truly one of a kind and unique souvenir.
Having run several retreats now we know the perfect combination is a mix of some structured activity with plenty of time to sit, relax, craft, chat and build friendships all served up with good food and plenty of refreshments!
Lunch on the Saturday will be served at Layfamilyyarn HQ and at the end of a fun filled day dyeing yarn we will stroll the few meters along the river to the local pub where we will sit round the fire share an evening meal and chat the night away. A menu with food options will be sent nearer the time for you to select from *dietary requirements can be accommodated, just let us know in advance what you need*
Sunday morning we will regroup at Layfamilyyarn HQ for a lazy morning crafting together, there will be an opportunity to visit the artisan makers and artists within the Maws craft centre for any shopping you may wish to do or go for a walk along the river with Geoff! Or even just sit and craft... perfect. A light lunch will be served by the Tile Press Cafe before we present you with your hand dyed yarn before parting company on Sunday afternoon.
It wouldn’t be a weekend with Shropshires premier vlogger without energy balls and this year we have linked in with a local artisan baker to have some very special treats made.
Accommodation is not included and is to be arranged by you, however we will provide a list of local bed and breakfasts and hotels that we have used before.
For anybody arriving on the Friday night we will host an informal knit and natter in the local pub, a great way to have a giggle and get to know each other beforehand.
The cost of the retreat is £250.00 per person which includes lunches, evening meal and unlimited tea, coffee and soft drinks and snacks at Layfamilyyarn HQ. (Drinks in the pub on the Saturday night are not included and any food and drink you require for the friday night are at your expense.
A £50.00 deposit is required upon booking to secure your place, with the balance due in full 6 weeks before arrival. We will send email reminders and invoices; failure to pay the balance in full by the due date will result in a loss of deposit. If we have to cancel for any reason out of our control such as the river flooding or covid-19 placing the UK tiered restriction or full national lockdown we will refund in full and offer you first refusal on any subsequent retreats.
We hope to see you soon x