Winter Retreat 2024




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Testimonials from our Winter Retreat 1-3 February 2019:

'Everything you need for a totally relaxing weekend, from meeting old friends and making new ones, warmth, comfort, fabulous food, all dietary needs catered for, all materials, tools, instructions for projects and personal assistance when required and plenty of time to relax and get to know other Retreaters! Just love it. Steffi and Sophie are the perfect hosts. Love them and the retreats'. 

'It was amazing, we all worked well together, never bored and lots to keep us busy.' Janey

'As a virtual beginner, I would never have believed I could make such an amazingly lifelike (and life-size) sleeping cat, I have had so many compliments about it! In the week since going home I have already made two more smaller projects with confidence and now feel I can say I am a needle felter. I also made new friends and certainly had a lot of fun on the retreat'. Kay C

'Another great weekend so much so we have already booked for the Summer Retreat!'. Trevor B

'This retreat never fails to be a success! The menus were spot on and Sara was an amazing cook. Sophie and Steffi have nothing to improve on'.  

Testimonials from our Summer Retreat in June/July 2018:

'Steffi and Sophie are not only suppliers of felting materials and accessories, they are passionate about ensuring that your entry into the world of needle felting is supported and maintained ...You are truly among friends with Steffi and Sophie. I love this business and I guarantee you'll grow to love it too.'

'Love needle-felting? Love good food, good company and a good laugh? Then The Makerss Retreats are for you! I have now attended two of these amazing weekends - one in winter and one in summer. Both occasions were fabulous! The accommodation was beautiful as were the grounds that it was set in. I've made many new friends from all walks of life.....but we are all united by one thing.....the wonderful world of felting.'

'Even as a new felter I did not feel out of place with many who had a lot more experience, everyone was very supportive of each other.'

'Totally a must, I knew very little about felting, but went with an open mind. I took the train so was able to relax from London and did not come out of relax mode til I arrived back in London on Monday afternoon, a real must for anyone with an interest in felting. Goes without saying Steffi and Sophie and Mary were the most incredible hosts'

'Join us,… it's Fun, Friendly & you get to eat, drink, (be silly if you want) & take home your own-made Fluffy Creations at the end of it!'

'Lots of needle felting fun with like minded new friends. Plus great food and brilliant activities in a charming olde worlde setting. Steffi and Sophie were amazing hosts who could not do enough for us. I want to do it all over again.'

Testimonials from our Winter Retreat in January 2018:

’I had a great weekend, very pleasant company, plenty of time to create my felted creatures with lots of constructive help from you both. The place was lovely and quirky and the food was fantastic and plentiful.‘ Andrea H. 

‘I really enjoyed myself and learned far more than I was expecting. Some of the useful little tips were invaluable and have answered so many questions I never knew I had to ask in the first place!!’ Margaret P.

"Two days of great food, company and needle felting! Steffi and Sophie put so much thought and hard work into organising such a great retreat, you literally come away feeling happy and content (and full of amazing food), having made new friends and bursting with new skills you have learnt and ideas - all ready to put into practise. I couldn't recommend it highly enough!" Louise E.

‘What a fantastic time we all had. So many memories and friends made. Steffi and Sophie couldn’t have done any more to make this the perfect getaway for ‘fluffaholics’! From the beautiful accommodation, food, prosecco (yes prosecco) and great advice on needle felting techniques to just good old fashioned chatting and laughter over endless cups of tea and coffee....who could ask for more. xx get booking‘ Janice H.

‘Thank you both for a wonderful weekend. The organisation and attention to detail was extraordinary! I know how hard it is running a long course and never once did I see either of you be anything other than totally professional! How you coped with all the dietary requirements I have no idea.’ Margaret U.