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A KNITTING RETREAT
LIKE NO OTHER

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OUR RETREATS 

Take to the Cornish coast for a retreat where knitting intertwines with the essence of exploration. Delve into immersive workshops, farm visits and learn about natural fibre and traditional Cornish knitting. Embark on brisk autumnal strolls along the shoreline on this retreat like no other. Hosted in Bosveal house overlooking the Helford river and looking along to a sea view this retreat is centred right in the heart of Cornwall. Join Anton (founder of the Raw Wool Company) and Jonathan Day (Knitting Podcast Host) for 3 days of immersive knitting, walking and workshops. Enjoy a farm visit and try a traditional Cornish cream tea or two! Inclusivity is one of our core values.

As members of the LGBTQ+ Community Anton & Jonathan want to welcome all adult men, women, trans and non-binary knitters.

We are creating a retreat and space for those that wish to get out and explore, bring your knitting and learn more about farm to fibre.

If you think this retreat is for you then please express your interest by hitting the button below and be the first to know when tickets will go live. Details and dates of upcoming retreats can be found below on this page. 

Upcoming Events

  • Knit & Ramble Retreat Cornwall
    Knit & Ramble Retreat Cornwall
    Thu, 28 Nov
    Mawnan Smith
    28 Nov 2024, 16:00 GMT – 01 Dec 2024, 10:00 GMT
    Mawnan Smith, Mawnan Smith, Falmouth TR11 5JR, UK
    Take to the Cornish coast for a retreat where knitting intertwines with the essence of exploration. Delve into immersive workshops, a farm visit and learn about natural fibre and traditional Cornish knitting. Embark in brisk autumnal strolls along the shoreline on this retreat like no other.
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About our retreat

Frequently Asked Questions 

What should I bring?

Bring along all your personal items required for a stay of this duration, comfortable clothes for knitting around the fire, practical clothes and shoes for a farm visit and coastal walk. Cornwall can be a stormy place especially in November so warm clothes and waterproofs. If you fancy a cold water dip in the sea bring your swimming gear and beach towel. Bring your knitting projects and tools, there will be a pop up shop at the venue if you wish to pick up a fresh project.

I don't knit, can I still come? / How good of a knitter do I have to be?

Yes, if you are a crochet or weaver or a knitting or just have an interest in all things woolly then you will enjoy this retreat. There will be a knitting workshop as part of this retreat so you might find it useful to be able to know how to knit and purl to gain the full experience but this is not a requirement. You might find it useful to practice or learn how to knit and purl before the retreat to really get the most out of the weekend. We won’t be providing one to one lessons during the stay however.

Who are these retreats for?

Our goal is to create a fun, creative, fulfilling and inclusive space for knitters and crafters to enjoy. This is a reatreat for people who want to spend time enjoying their craft but also want to get outside and explore. We expect you to join us on a hike of about 5km, to visit farmland and countryside and maybe even a sea swim! There will be plenty of time to sit and knit but we are also going to be getting up and active. You must be 18 years or more to attend this event.

What should I bring?

Bring along all your personal items required for a stay of this duration, comfortable clothes for knitting around the fire, practical clothes and shoes for a farm visit and coastal walk. Cornwall can be a stormy place especially in November so warm clothes and waterproofs. If you fancy a cold water dip in the sea bring your swimming gear and beach towel. Bring your knitting projects and tools, there will be a pop up shop at the venue and we will be visiting a yarn shop in Falmouth if you wish to pick up a fresh project.

Can I bring my partner/friend?

Yes, you can bring your partner/friend (especially if they knit too). All workshops are optional, however there will be no subsidies for those who do not attend. Please note rooms are single or double occupancy - if you bring your partner it will be a double occupancy.

Is it okay to come alone and not know anyone?

Crafting in an accepting, warm and inclusive community is the driving force behind these retreats and experiences. The time at the retreat is yours, you can participate in as much of the programme as you want or take some time alone if you need. We are here to faciltate a fun and relaxing experience for all attendees.

What's included?

- 3 Nights Stay in a Country House with Food & Beverage

- Goodie Bag

- Workshops & Farm Visit

What's not included?

- Tools (Knitting Needles, Notions, etc) 

- Travel to and from the venue. 

How do I get there?

You must arrange your own travel plans to get to the venue on the day of arrival. If you are arriving by public transport and require collecting from the train station please let us know in advance so we can collect you. Please arrive into Falmouth town train station.

 

Departure from the venue is by no later than midday on the date of departure and you must arrange your own return home travel plans. Again if you require taking to Falmouth train station please let us know your departure times for us to drop you off or arrange your own taxi.

What if I can no longer attend?

Please see out T&Cs for more information

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