Making Winter Retreat
Making Winter Retreat

Run by the jolly lovely Emma Mitchell in a small medieval village on the edge of the Fens, the Making Winter Retreat was exactly what I needed, when I needed it.

At this time of the year there are many factors that can affect ones mood; shorter daylight hours, rainy weather and the pressures of Christmas looming. It was really lovely to take a weekend out to try some new things and meet some new (and old) friends.

  “The aim of the Making Winter Retreat is to use seasonal creativity, good food, good company and cosiness as an antidote to the grey days of Winter.”

“The aim of the Making Winter Retreat is to use seasonal creativity, good food, good company and cosiness as an antidote to the grey days of Winter.”

Fine Silver Jewellery Making
Fine Silver Jewellery Making

Thanks to Emma Mitchell for running this workshop. I loved made a tiny wreath of Hawksbit, created a mould from it and then casted a fine silver pendant that now hangs from a necklace.

Discover future workshops by Emma

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Book Binding
Book Binding

Thanks to Edel Hopkin for running this workshop. I loved sewing the spine of the hard-covered notebook, so clever how it all binds together, Edels very own design.

Discover Edels future classes and events

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Willow Weaving
Willow Weaving

Thanks to Val Curwen for running this workshop. The willow lantern that Val helped me make sits in pride of place in our living room - super impressed how easy it was to make and how good it looks!

Visit Val's blog

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Woden Spoon Carving
Woden Spoon Carving

Thanks to Alistair Rose of the Woodlanders for running this workshop. I carved an actual spoon using an axe and a knife - and didn't cut my finger once (if my mother is reading this she'll be super impressed!)

Woodlander's Facebook Page

Guided Nature Walk
Guided Nature Walk

Thanks to Emma for leading this walk, highlighting the birds and plants to look out for in Winter and for showing us round her woodland neighbourhood!

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Making Winter Retreat
  “The aim of the Making Winter Retreat is to use seasonal creativity, good food, good company and cosiness as an antidote to the grey days of Winter.”
Fine Silver Jewellery Making
Making Winter-1-14.jpg
Making Winter-1.jpg
Making Winter-1-16.jpg
Making Winter-1-6.jpg
Making Winter-1-9.jpg
Making Winter-1-15.jpg
Making Winter-1-5.jpg
Making Winter-1-34.jpg
Making Winter-1-29.jpg
Making Winter-1-27.jpg
Book Binding
Making Winter-1-32.jpg
Making Winter-1-54.jpg
Making Winter-1-31.jpg
Making Winter-1-24.jpg
Willow Weaving
Making Winter-1-61.jpg
Making Winter-1-49.jpg
Making Winter-1-36.jpg
Woden Spoon Carving
Guided Nature Walk
Making Winter-1-47.jpg
Making Winter-1-45.jpg
Making Winter-1-42.jpg
Making Winter-1-41.jpg
Making Winter-1-38.jpg
Making Winter-1-35.jpg
Making Winter Retreat

Run by the jolly lovely Emma Mitchell in a small medieval village on the edge of the Fens, the Making Winter Retreat was exactly what I needed, when I needed it.

At this time of the year there are many factors that can affect ones mood; shorter daylight hours, rainy weather and the pressures of Christmas looming. It was really lovely to take a weekend out to try some new things and meet some new (and old) friends.

“The aim of the Making Winter Retreat is to use seasonal creativity, good food, good company and cosiness as an antidote to the grey days of Winter.”

Fine Silver Jewellery Making

Thanks to Emma Mitchell for running this workshop. I loved made a tiny wreath of Hawksbit, created a mould from it and then casted a fine silver pendant that now hangs from a necklace.

Discover future workshops by Emma

Book Binding

Thanks to Edel Hopkin for running this workshop. I loved sewing the spine of the hard-covered notebook, so clever how it all binds together, Edels very own design.

Discover Edels future classes and events

Willow Weaving

Thanks to Val Curwen for running this workshop. The willow lantern that Val helped me make sits in pride of place in our living room - super impressed how easy it was to make and how good it looks!

Visit Val's blog

Woden Spoon Carving

Thanks to Alistair Rose of the Woodlanders for running this workshop. I carved an actual spoon using an axe and a knife - and didn't cut my finger once (if my mother is reading this she'll be super impressed!)

Woodlander's Facebook Page

Guided Nature Walk

Thanks to Emma for leading this walk, highlighting the birds and plants to look out for in Winter and for showing us round her woodland neighbourhood!

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