Country House Retreats

A Yarn Story and Events Unwound are excited to announce that we will be running 4 retreats over the course of the next 12 months. Events Unwound, a sister company of AYS, was created to put together small, meaningful events for the knitting and crochet industry and provide a space to bring like-minded makers and businesses together to share, connect and collaborate. Previous events with Events Unwound include the Country House Retreat (Cumbria, March 2020) and Bath’s first yarn show, Sip. Stitch. Shop. (May 2019).

All retreats will run for a total of 4 nights which offers all attendees the chance to settle in, relax, get to know one another and of course, knit! Some of the retreats will be run as our classic retreats while others will centre on a specific topic. Oh, and all retreats include cuddles from Peaches :)

Price includes all meals at the retreat and all rooms have an en suite bath. Not included in the price is travel to and from the venue. Due to the nature of our catering we aren't able to cater for severe, life threatening allergies, if you have any concerns about your dietary requirements, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

If you would like to book a space on any of the retreats listed below please send an email to hello@eventsunwound.com stating which retreat you’d like to book. You will then receive a confirmation e-mail containing our bank details, T&Cs and a questionnaire. We kindly ask that you reply ASAP with answers to the questionnaire and your deposit.

Country House Retreat

 

(1) Country House Retreat: Colourwork Edition

We are going to immerse ourselves in color at this retreat! At this retreat we’ll be diving into several colourwork techniques including traditional stranded colourwork and steeking (eek!) as well as talking about color theory and other fun techniques and ways to play with color in your knitting.

We will also enjoy some leisurely walks near the property, weather permitting, and knitting time by the fire of course. This is a different venue and more remote than Melmerby Hall, it’s a quiet and cosy property with 360 degree views of the Cumbrian valley. Details are as follows:

  • When: 18 - 22 Sept. 2022
  • Where: Hause Hall
  • Max Participants: 10
  • Price: Single £985, Shared £835 
  • Deposit: £250 due upon booking with remaining balance due 24 May 2022

Please note: This retreat has 4 single rooms available and 6 shared spaces. Single rooms will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis. 


(2) Country House Retreat - Classic - SOLD OUT

This will be our classic, very relax retreat. This is all about relaxing and enjoying stitches in the company of other knitters. We want you to make this retreat your own, so our itinerary is very loose and relaxed. You are welcome to get up early and explore the local area or sleep in until noon and spend the day in your pj's. Whatever suits you. 

This retreat includes a three hour knitting class taught by Amanda Jones, a yoga class, goodie bag, mini-marketplace, walk in the local fells and plenty of tea and cake! Details are as follows:

  • When: 6 - 10 Nov. 2022
  • Where: Melmerby Hall
  • Max Participants: 15
  • Price: Single £750, Shared £630
  • Deposit: £250 due upon booking with remaining balance due 12 July 2022


(3) Country House Retreat: Sweater Edition

We are obsessed with the Cocoknits Method of sweater knitting and had so much fun with this retreat this year that we’re doing it again! 

This retreat is all about making sweaters that fit really well. The Sweater Edition will be a Cocoknits method certified event with three full days of instruction lead by knitwear designer and instructor Amanda Jones. You will have the options of which Cocoknits sweater pattern you will knit and this will be decided closer to the time of the retreat. Details are as follows:

  • When: 30 Jan. - 3 Feb. 2023
  • Where: Melmerby Hall
  • Max Participants: 10
  • Price: Single £985, Shared £835
  • Deposit: £250 due upon booking with remaining balance due 10 October 2022


(4) Country House Retreat - Classic - SOLD OUT

This will be our classic, very relax retreat. This is all about relaxing and enjoying stitches in the company of other knitters. We want you to make this retreat your own, so our itinerary is very loose and relaxed. You are welcome to get up early and explore the local area or sleep in until noon and spend the day in your pj's. Whatever suits you. 

This retreat includes a three hour knitting class taught by Amanda Jones, a yoga class, goodie bag, mini-marketplace, walk in the local fells and plenty of tea and cake! Details are as follows:

  • When: 6 - 10 Mar. 2023
  • Where: Melmerby Hall
  • Max Participants: 15
  • Price: Single £750, Shared £630
  • Deposit: £250 due upon booking with remaining balance due 9 November 2022

If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch at hello@eventsunwound.com. We look forward to knitting with you soon!

Carmen & Mette