Craft Retreats 2018

Craft Retreat 1 (CR1)

Craft Retreat One 2018 is now over and we have our next retreat of 2018 to look forward to.


Craft retreat 2 (CR2)

This retreat is on June 9th/10th 2018 so save the date in your diary for this brilliant event. It’s also our 21st year as club so come help us celebrate!!!

We are changing our venue for Craft Retreat 2. We will no longer be at the Chesterton Comm Hall but will now be at the Holt Hotel in lovely Steeple Aston in Oxfordshire. OX25 5QQ.

At this craft retreat we offer 7 different paper craft based workshops.

At craft retreat 2 you book your own accommodation which can be either in the hotel our retreat is in or elsewhere, up to you. Lunch, refreshments and all workshop materials are included in the price, which is £50.00 for the weekend.

Dinner is separate, you can choose to have a meal in the hotel restaurant or go elsewhere.


Day One

Workshop one – Get ready to get messy with 5 toppers, 5 different ways! Mickey Woodcock will be showing you 5 different techniques with products you probably have hanging around your craft room.

Workshop two – Netty Morgan will be guiding us through the fascinating art of book folding. You will have your choice of a few different designs to chose from.

Workshop three – Hope you’re in the mood to doodle! Kate Taylor will be showing you the intricate world of Zentangle and how to make a pyramid shaped box using your Zentangle designs.

Workhop four – After dinner we will be finishing off our first day with Shelia Jordan’s card consequences. Our finished cards will then be donated to charity.

Day Two

Workshop five – Bring plenty of photos, Sue Renshaw will be showing us how to make a fold-up collage which can be displayed as a wall hanging or sent to a special person in your life, as it fold up reasonably flat.

Workshop six – Nicola Brown is going to show you how to make a really snazzy mixed media coaster for you to keep in your craft room/space to pop your favourite cuppa on!

Workshop seven- Ina Carney will be showing you how to upcycle a strip calendar and make it into something completely different.

Closer to the time we will be sending out a “what to bring list”. This is a weekend full of craft, chat, cake and more craft. As always we will have our Secret Summer Santa Sack, Button competition, Craft Celebrity board,  Card competition- this years theme is masculine birthday cards, Raffle and our “Look what else I’ve made” table.

Don’t forget to bring some cash with you as our Preloved table is making a comeback.  Got craft stash new or old to sell?  Get yourself a box, put your name on it and sell your stash to other retreaters.  It can be anything crafty but please no magazines.


Places go quick for our retreats and are limited so book your place.

Contact us for more information or to book your place

(Mrs) Mickey Woodcock or phone 01869 249252 or 07974 687889

Elaine Erskine 07724 473350

For more info, pictures and videos find us on our YouTube channel The UK Stampers Network and  Facebook at The UK Stampers Network Exchange Club or click on our link:  The UK Stampers Network Craft Retreats

Craft Retreats 2017


Wow what a brilliant weekend we had at our 20th anniversary craft retreat

Below is some of the techniques and work that took place at CR2!

Make your own embossing folders with Jo Wyles

Gelli Plate Gift Bags with Mickey Woodcock

Make your own note book with Clare Charvill from My Creative Spirit

Consequences with Shelia Jordan

Twist and Pop Cards with Susan Renshaw

Instructions to make: Twist and Pop up Construction Card

Box Making with Elaine Erskine

Quilling with Ina