Weekend Crochet Retreats UK
“A relaxing crochet retreat is my kind of heaven!”
Our all-inclusive crochet retreats will immerse you in a world that you’ll love! From the moment that you walk through the doors, you can relax and enjoy laughter, crochet, fabulous food, beautiful scenery, and the company of wonderful like-minded people. Not to mention more crochet! All in an amazing setting in the heart of Cheshire.
Your crochet retreat includes:
- A gift bag containing all yarns, patterns, and goodies for your retreat
- All crochet workshops and tuition
- Guest speakers & demonstrations (subject to availability and confirmed closer to the event)
- 4-Star accommodation on Friday and Saturday night
- A wonderful breakfast selection on Saturday and Sunday morning.
- A relaxing lunch on Saturday and Sunday.
- A fantastic 3-course meal on Friday and Saturday evening.
- Unlimited teas, coffee, hot chocolate, cold drinks, snacks & pastries throughout the duration of your stay
- Full use of the swimming pool, gym, and jacuzzi
- Spa treatments (additional charges & pre-booking applies)
Settle your crafty things into our own private crafting room on Friday, and you can leave them there until you check out. Bury yourself in yarn for the weekend!
Low £80 deposit, then pay the rest up to 6 weeks before!
What to expect
Your crochet retreat begins on Friday, with arrivals usually between 2pm – 4pm. Don’t worry if that’s a little early for you, just let us know. You’ll receive your Oh So Pretty And Clever gift bag, filled with wonderful items all set for your weekend workshops. It’s enough to bring a tear of joy!
After everyone has had a chance to settle in and get acquainted, we will adjourn to our private crafting room. Here you can unload all of your crafting supplies, ready for a weekend of crochet heaven! Feel free to bring along any of your beloved creations and home comforts, such as slippers, a cushion or a blanket that you have made, to make the space your own.
Dinner is served in our venue’s fabulous restaurant between 7 pm and 9 pm. You’ll enjoy a mouth-watering 3-course meal amidst the excitement of what’s to come over the coming days.
Friday’s events are relaxed and easy-going. You can dip in and out of the activities available and take some time for yourself, to really unwind and shake off the week.
Saturday morning begins with an amazing selection of breakfast items that will get you ready for the first session of the day. Lunch is served either in our private crafting room or in the venue’s restaurant, depending on which retreat you are booked on to. You’ll have time to break out and stretch those hands and legs ready for the afternoon. You can help yourself to unlimited teas, and coffees, throughout your stay. Your host will be on hand during crochet sessions to assist if you’re still learning the yarns, or to help with any other crochet topics.
There will be plenty of projects on offer, but you are more than welcome to bring your own projects to work on during your stay too. Your retreat will be a relaxed affair, and you can choose which projects you wish to engage in at any time.
Continuing with a full day of crochet and creation until around 6pm, after which you can enjoy some free time before your evening meal is served.
Saturday evening is reserved for getting to know your new friends, relaxing, catching up with any projects that you may have brought along, or diving in to that yarn stash with a renewed inspiration to try new things!
If you have a specific idea for a workshop, we’d love to hear from you.
After dinner, you can round off the day laughing and chatting with new and old friends in the luxury of your setting, or take some time out and retire to the comfort of your own spacious room. Our Crewe Hall retreats offer full use of the leisure facilities. You are free to use the swimming pool, gym, and jacuzzi, and can also pre-book spa treatments with the hotel directly should you really want to unwind.
Breakfast on Sunday morning will be served between 7 am and 9 am once more and, after room check out, our final day of crochet will continue until 3pm. A farewell lunch will be served, after which you can soak up the remaining hours of your crochet retreat, doing what you love.
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Day Crochet Retreats UK
Expert tutor on hand
Take inspiration from others who are just as passionate about crochet and yarns as you are. Our crochet tutor will be on hand to assist if you’re still learning the yarns, and can offer one-to-one guidance if you are new to certain aspects of crochet, or would like to benefit from some expert tuition on areas that you would like to improve.
Your crochet day retreat includes:
- A gift bag with all yarns, patterns, and materials for the day.
- Morning and afternoon crochet sessions, with how-to guidance and help on hand.
- A relaxing 3-course buffet lunch with a lovely selection of seasonal foods.
- Unlimited tea, coffee, hot chocolate, cold drinks, snacks & pastries.
Settle your crafty things into our own private crafting room in the morning, and you can leave them there until you leave. Bury yourself in yarn for the day!
What do I need to bring?
You’ll receive all of the materials you need for the day, but you need to bring your hooks, stitch markers, scissors and maybe a yarn/tapestry needle depending on the projects. However, I know that any crochet lover like me never leaves home without their current WIP so feel free to bring whatever you like to have the best day!
Only £99 per person
Tuscan Crochet Retreats Italy
Picture a beautiful farmhouse, set on the breath-taking hills of Lucca, amidst the abundant olive trees and vineyards of the Italian countryside. Imagine the most perfect place to crochet…
Your Tuscan crochet retreat includes:
- 5 nights all-inclusive luxury villa accommodation.
- Private chef.
- All meals – buffet breakfast, 2/3-course lunch & dinner.
- Unlimited teas, coffee, water, & juices, plus wines with meals.
- All crochet workshops & excursions with our expert tutors & designers.
- A wonderful gift bag containing luxury Italian yarns. Plus all other materials and patterns to complement the retreat projects.
- Wine tasting excursion at the beautiful Fabbrica San Martino bio-dynamic winery.
- A guided walking tour of Lucca with a scenic outdoor crochet session.
- Lunch out in Lucca Town.
- Tickets to the renowned Puccini concert within a spectacular Romanesque church.
- Dinner at our favourite restaurant in Lucca after the concert.
- A day excursion to Florence.
- A visit to the most charming local yarn shop in Florence.
- Outdoor ‘city crochet’ in Florence, accompanied by local Italian crochet designer Hailey Hodge (subject to Hailey’s availability).
- Traditional pizza festival dinner party at the Villa.
- Crochet showcase with prosecco & appetizers.
- Fiesta gala dinner on the final evening.
- Coordinated pick up (between 3 – 5 pm) & drop off (leaving the villa at 10 am) from & to Pisa airport, Florence airport or Lucca train station.
…Welcome to your Tuscan crochet retreat!
Only 11 rooms available
The arrival day! 😊
Welcome to your Tuscan crochet dream!
Once you have arrived in Italy, coordinated private transport will be available from both Pisa and Florence airports (between 3 – 5 pm), as well as Lucca train station. From there you will be taken to the Villa in the heart of the Tuscan Hills to begin your retreat. Check in is from 3pm.
Once you have unpacked and settled in, we will gather for an introduction and a relaxed afternoon crochet workshop set in one of the many amazing spaces within the villa.
Dinner is served around 7pm, and is especially prepared by our own private chef Karolina. You will enjoy a 3-course meal featuring the best of Italian cuisine, all made with fresh local seasonal produce.
After dinner it’s time to really unwind and relax in to your amazing home from home for the next few days.
Morning starts with a wonderful selection of breakfast items that will get you ready for the first session of the day.
Weather permitting, we will enjoy an outdoor morning workshop within the villa’s beautiful grounds, amidst breath taking views of the Lucca Hills.
Lunch will be ready for 1 pm, and is prepared again by Chef Karolina. After lunch we will continue with our morning project, and then prepare to depart for our first outing together.
At around 4.30 pm we will depart for wine tasting at the beautiful Fabbrica San Martino, a bio-dynamic winery set in 20 hectares of 18th century Italian estate.
Once back at the Villa, a 3-course Tuscan dinner awaits.
After a wonderful day, the evening remains your own to continue as you please.
Breakfast is served at 8.30 am, and our morning crochet workshop will follow.
The morning’s events will take us to around 12.30 pm where we will embark on a guided walking tour of Lucca and enjoy lunch within the local area.
Visiting Lucca will give you an opportunity to bring your project(s) and/or current WIP along for our ‘city crochet’ afternoon session. Taking in the scenery whilst blissfully crocheting outdoors in one of the town’s picturesque locations.
A special evening awaits, with the chance to witness a renowned Puccini concert within a spectacular Romanesque church.
After the concert, we will enjoy dinner at our favourite restaurant in Lucca town and reflect on a truly memorable day.
In preparation for a day of crochet and exploring, your breakfast buffet will be served at 8.30 am on day 4.
At 9.30 am we will depart on a journey to the vibrant city of Florence for an unforgettable crochet excursion. You will have time to visit some of the most spectacular sights, including a charming yarn shop, and enjoy some crochet time in a fabulous location hand-picked by a local crochet designer.
By early evening we will return to the villa to freshen up and prepare for a delicious Tuscan pizza festival starting at 7 pm.
The penultimate day of your crochet retreat will be spent soaking up the surroundings of Villa Selva.
Breakfast will be served at the later time of 9 am today after a busy couple of days out and about.
With a morning crochet workshop to finish up the weekend’s projects or your current WIP, everyone will have a chance to feel a great sense of accomplishment and pride in what they have achieved.
Lunch will be served by chef Karolina at 1 pm, and will bring us to our final afternoon session together. A relaxed affair, the afternoon’s session will focus around achievements, reflection, and winding down after a glorious few days away.
You will have the opportunity to share your work and exchange stories, hacks and tips with your peers over prosecco and appetizers.
Enjoy the final evening of your retreat with a fantastic dinner fiesta watching the sun set over the hills of Lucca.
Departure day! 🙁
A farewell breakfast is served at 8.30 am on our final day together to set you up for your journey home. You are free to take an early start and enjoy the villa before checking out.
Coordinated transport will be available once more to take you to your place of departure, leaving the villa at 10 am.
Safe journey onwards and happy hooking!
Crewe Hall, Cheshire
A 17th-century mansion and Grade I listed hotel surrounded by 8 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens. Step back into a world of glamour, elegance, and breathless romance. This iconic building once hosted royalty, and now welcomes you for a truly remarkable retreat experience for both our day and weekend crochet retreats.
Enjoy the leisure suite during your stay
In addition to the exquisite original interior, Crewe Hall also offers a modern wing that houses a swimming pool, gym, and jacuzzi; all available to you throughout your stay. You can also choose from a selection of fabulous spa treatments that can be pre-booked at a very reasonable rate via the hotel directly.
Crewe Hall has easy access from Junction 16 of the M6, and Crewe train station with it’s direct rail links to Manchester, Birmingham, and London.
Your 4-star room includes:
- Complimentary use of leisure facilities
- Contemporary furnishings
- Twin or double beds available
- En-suite bathroom with bath shower
- Luxury toiletries
- High-quality bed linen
- Free internet access
- Trouser press or ironing facilities
- Tea and coffee making facilities
- Direct dial telephone
- Remote control TV with Freeview
- Desk and office chair
- High-speed Wi-Fi
- 24-hour room service
A hotel rich with history
Built in 1615–36 for Sir Randolph Crewe, it was one of the county’s largest houses in the 17th century.
Read more about the amazing history of our retreat venue here.
Villa Selva, Tuscany
You will stay at the charming Villa Selva, a 350 year old rustic Tuscan style farmhouse located on the panoramic hill of Pieve Santo Stefano overlooking the historic town of Lucca. This beautifully restored residence will be your home for 5 luxurious nights. The villa boasts typical Tuscan panache, with high wooden beamed ceilings and quintessential terracotta tile floors, whilst ensuring superior modern comforts such as central heating and wifi.
As you enter the home, you are greeted by a grand fireplace and the smell of an impressive wood-fired oven. The fully equipped professional kitchen is where your private chef Karolina will prepare the best of Tuscan and Italian cuisine throughout your stay.
There are 7 twin/double rooms in total, all of which are finely furnished and are complete with their own ensuite bathrooms.
Each bedroom offers magnificent views over the surrounding Forci estate, with acres of olive trees, vineyards and forests stretching as far as the eye can see. The name Villa Selva literally translates as Forest House.
The villa provides a peaceful and relaxing place to enjoy the outdoors, and you will be able to take advantage of the extensive private gardens. With three pergolas, the space is perfect for alfresco dining and peaceful crochet.
The swimming pool terrace is fully equipped with large tables, parasols and loungers, perfect for unwinding and enjoying the fresh Tuscan air.
Italians have a great talent in being able to put their worries aside, even for a moment, to enjoy their surroundings and interact with their community. This lifestyle refers to the art of slow living and is aptly named ‘lo struscio’. Crochet is artful in its ability to melt away stress, and we have designed our Tuscan retreat to reflect this perfect Italian motto.
Dates & Availability
Tuscan Crochet Retreat Italy
23rd – 28th October 2023 – OPEN FOR BOOKINGS NOW!
Weekend Crochet Retreats UK
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