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Yarn Lovers' Retreat with Joanne Scrace and Rachel Coopey 3rd-6th July 2020

Yarn Lovers’ Retreat

with Joanne Scrace and Kat Goldin of The Crochet Project and Rachel Coopey of Coop Knits.

This retreat in the beautiful Scottish countryside will give you a chance to relax, recharge, make new friends, connect with old friends and explore a variety of wool crafts, from fleece to final products . A full class schedule with choices for each session make this suitable for anyone with a love of wool, regardless of skill level.

Each retreat will have a choice of workshops in a variety of yarn crafts. There will be opportunities to learn macrame, how to embellish your knitwear, weaving, darning, and even the basics of sheep to spindle, plus others. We will also host a knit and crochet surgery where you can bring your projects that you are stuck on and we can help get you back on track. We will be firing up Kat's dye pots, heading out to forage (for those who want to) and enjoying the beautiful surroundings of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. There will also be plenty of opportunity to relax, chat and stitch away. 

Price includes three nights full board accommodation in a shared twin room, all classes, basic materials and a goodie bag.  Accommodation is over four cottages on the historic Cardross Estate, within walking distance of Kat’s farm.  Workshops will take place at Gartur Stitch Farm. 

Transport to the venue not included (but transfers Stirling train station can be arranged).

Please note: the retreat is held on a working farm with lots of free-range animals.

Preliminary Schedule*:


  • From 4pm: Arrivals and Settling In

  • Evening: Group Craft Activity


  • Day: Workshops

  • Evening: Campfire Feast


  • Day: Workshops

  • Evening: Knit and Natter by the Fire and Woodfired Pizzas

Monday 13th May:

  • Breakfast and Home

*more details to follow. We also offer additional activities (weather dependent) such as wild swimming in the beautiful Lake of Menteith.

Room Options:

We are offering a range of accomodation options for your stay:

- Shared Bunk Room - £400

- Shared Twin Room - £600

- Single Room - £900

If you would like to share a room with someone specific, please let us know at checkout.

Payment Plans:

We are offering payment plans to make the retreat accessible to everyone who wants to attend. You can pay in 4 equal instalments. The first instalment acts as your deposit, then you will be invoiced monthly.

If you have any questions or want to talk anything through, drop Kat an email at

from 60.00 every month for 10 months
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from 150.00 every month for 4 months
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