Workshops & Retreats


The Makerss are thrilled to support Butterfly Conversation with this Zoom workshop on July 28th 2021 at 7pm. Tickets are £20, which includes a workshop kit sent to your door, online tuition from Steffi and a £10 donation to this great cause! Sign up directly via Butterfly Conservation's website HERE.


Summer Weekend Away

Go Wild with The Makerss!

Friday 13th to Sunday 15th August 2021

We are excited to invite you to "Go Wild with The Makerss" and join our Summer Weekend Away!  You'll be enjoying wet & needle felting, washing and dyeing raw fleece, workshops, talks, walks and relaxation in the beautiful countryside. Fluff, friends, food, fun and fresh air are all guaranteed!

We are now accepting bookings on a first-come first-served basis.

(If you have already booked your place/carried over your booking from 2020, your place is already secure!) 

The weekend - held at The Wilderness Centre, a beautiful COVID-safe venue in the Forest of Dean - includes your accommodation, all freshly home-cooked meals, refreshments, activities, tuition, materials and tools. There will also be a chance to do a little shopping at The Makerss Pop Up Shop with special Weekend discounts!

There are plenty of under-cover, well ventilated spaces such as a large marquee and ballroom of the main house, and we will adhere to whichever COVID19 rules will apply at the time of the event - plus there's all the outdoor space the centre has to offer; we will be the only group there, so that's 30 acres of meadows and woods, just for us!

Accommodation currently available will be in the amazing bell tent village. The number of tents available is limited to ensure we comply with all social distancing requirements that are currently in place and so we are offering:

£380 per person in a single occupancy bell tent

(or £350 per person only if you can share within your existing social bubble.)

As each tent is a spacious 4x4m that would normally sleep 3-4 people, you will find you enjoy having that room to yourself! Each tent is pitched on a raised wooden platform and includes a Thermarest sleeping pad (there are limited camp beds available upon request). The site has brand new gas-fired outdoor showers and compost WC facilities, plus there is access to indoor bathrooms in the main centre building if you prefer! You will need to provide your own bedding and towels.

We also have three rooms available in the big house which are large dormitories with bunk beds. We are currently reserving these for those who would like to attend and who are in a bubble or from the same household and are able to share a room. The same prices as for the tents apply.

Please note that government guidelines in place at the time of the weekend will be adhered to and this may include the wearing of face masks, hand sanitisation, etc. and we will keep all participants up-to-date with all relevant information prior to the weekend.

To book your place please email us at:

We can't wait to give you a warm Makerss welcome to this wonderful venue, to share a fabulous wild weekend of felting fun!