Craft Retreats 2018

Craft Retreat 1 (CR1)

Craft Retreat One 2018 the dates are March 24-25 2018 at the Red Lion Hotel in Atherstone Warks.

One night stay is £190.00 this includes your accommodation, workshops, all materials and food. A £30.00 deposit is required to book.

Two night stay is £280.00 this includes your accommodation, workshops, all materials and food but does not include your Friday meal or alcohol. A £40.00 deposit is required to book.

Day one- For the first half of day one Elaine Erskine or better known as the Queen of die cutting will be showing you how to make handy hexagonal stacking boxes, 3 ways.  Choose one or all of the designs. The first is tray style gift box with a separate lid. The second is a ribbon storage box and the third contains tiny triangular boxes (like tolberones) inside a hexagonal box to hold lots of smaller items/gifts.

The second half of day one Sue Tossell will be showing you how to make a beautiful cover  for our workshop on day 2.

Day Two- You say you want a planner, a mini art journal, a diary,  a bullet planner, a travel log or a gym log but don’t want all those individual  books here there and everywhere, wouldn’t it be great if all those books could be kept together so you always have them to hand?  Mickey Woodcock will be guiding you through how to create the different books that will then go into the cover that you made the previous day.  After you’ve made the inner books you will have a 3 booklets full of colour using different paints, inks, stencils and texture for you to turn into what ever type of organiser  suits your lifestyle best.

Our retreats are legendary so come along for a great weekend of craftcraft and more craft.  Closer to the time we will be sending out a what to bring list.


Craft retreat 2 (CR2)

This retreat is on June 9th/10th 2018 so save the date in your diary for this brilliant event.

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.

There will be a pop up shop so there will be plenty to see and buy.


Day One

Workshop one –  Get ready to get messy with 5 tags 5 different ways.  Mickey                                                Woodcock will be showing you 5  different techniques with products                                you probably have hanging around in 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.

Workshop four – After dinner we will be finishing off our first day will be Sheila                                          Jordan’s card consequences.  Our finished cards are then 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 could  be displayed on the wall as a                                      wall hanging or sent to a special person in your life as it folds                                            reasonably flat.

Workshop six  –  Ina Carney will be showing us how we can upcycle a strip calendar                                   and turn it into a lovely notebook

Workshop seven – 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 for                                     you to pop your favourite cuppa on.

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, match the artist to the card competition this years theme is masculine birthday cards, raffle, our look what else I’ve made display table,


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

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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