Knitting Retreats

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Knitting Retreats

plus Crochet, Spinning, Weaving - all yarn and fibre arts welcome.

Also Craft Business mentoring.

Retreats are our forte, which is why many clients book again & again!


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Retreats 2017 & 2018


Knitting, Crochet and Spinning Retreats.

We regularly organise our own Retreats in Ayrshire Scotland and work together with hand picked, wonderful venues to provide these.

Janet also provides Retreats at other venues, such as Higham Hall in the English Lake District.


See below for details about the Create With Fibre Retreat itinerary and information about the amazing 'Old School' we use for them.

Retreats at The Old School Dalleagles in Ayrshire:


The deposit needs to be paid in order to book a Retreat.

Please see below for terms and conditions. You can use the Pay Now button to use Paypal or your credit/debit card online.

We can also take credit/debit card payments over the phone: 01292-550393.

Or you can post a cheque made payable to 'Janet Renouf-Miller' & post to 29 Dalton Avenue, Dalmellington, AYR, KA6 7QR.



Friday 17th Nov 2017 - Sun 19th Nov 2017 FULLY BOOKED

NEW Retreat for those who have/want to have a textile business.

A special Retreat for those who earn or would like to earn a full or part time income from a textile business. It can be isolating being self employed, yet many of us face similar dilemmas. Together we are stronger!

Prices per person:

£320 own room

+ £70 non participating partners

£285 participants sharing

£190 non residential

During this retreat we will look at business planning, challenges and dilemmas, share and discuss where appropriate and each person will also have some 1-1 time with Janet to discuss more confidential aspects of business. There will be time to work on business planning during the Retreat and you should bring your laptop, business info etc and be prepared for what you want to work on. And of course bring your knitting, crochet, spinning needlefelt or weaving project...


Friday 2nd - Sunday 4th March 2018 THREE ROOMS STILL AVAILABLE

Yarn and Fibre Retreat at The Old School Dalleagles Ayrshire Scotland. See below for information and Retreat itinerary.

Prices per person:

£320 own room

+ £70 non participating partners

£285 participants sharing

£190 non residential

Information about our Retreats at The Old School Dalleagles Ayrshire Scotland.


Knit, crochet, chat, spin and drink wine in front of the wood burning stove at the wonderful,

4 star Old School B&B.

All meals and accommodation are included. The Old School is in Ayrshire, Scotland. It has a wonderful atmosphere and great views. Each of the four, lovingly restored bedrooms is a whole classroom with its own seating area. The Old School has a Taste Scotland award and a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence. Retreats are normally for 4-7 people. Goody bag for all participants.


These small, intimate Knitting Retreats are organised by Janet and you will have her individual guidance for projects and learning. She will have contact with you before hand and help you decide what you want to work on during the retreat.

All yarn and fibre arts are welcome and people often knit, spin and crochet on the same retreat. Everyone is working in their own way, on their own project anyway! There are lots of fibres and yarns available to use during the Retreat.


Itinerary for yarn, fibre and knitting Retreat:

Day 1

2pm Retreat begins. Afternoon session with tea and cake.

Dinner 6.30, then evening session, goody bags and optional fun project to do. Bespoke input from Janet on your chosen topic.


Day 2

morning bespoke session with individual input from Janet after breakfast.

Lunch then afternoon free time for walking, chatting, visiting a tea shop or you can just hang out at the Old School

evening session after dinner, till 9pm


Day 3

Morning session after breakfast. Lunch 1pm. Depart 2pm



Terms and conditions:

The £100 deposit must be paid and this form completed in order to book a place. The £100 deposit is non refundable unless the Retreat is cancelled. The balance of payment is due a month before the Retreat takes place and the whole payment is then non-refundable.

If you are unable to attend due to ill health etc, you can book one alternative date. You must book this within 6 months, but the date itself can be within 12 months of the original retreat you were booked on. If you are unable to attend on this second date, the payment is forfeit.

If you book and then cancel three courses and/or retreats in any 12 month period you will not be eligible to book on future courses or retreats. If you fail to turn up for any retreat you will not be eligible to book again unless there was a serious, last minute emergency that prevented you from getting in touch.

You should take out cancellation insurance to cover ill health, emergencies etc, as you would when booking any holiday.

More about the venue for Ayrshire Retreats:-

The Old School, Dalleagles, New Cumnock, Ayrshire, KA18 4QW


The Old School Dalleagles is set in a beautiful rural location. It is surrounded on three sides by mature Scots Pine and birch trees, with a paddock for our chickens and geese. As a converted primary school, The Old School is a unique bed & breakfast near Cumnock. The classrooms now provide very large bedrooms, all ensuite, with space which is seldom seen in B&Bs. No expense had been spared in the conversion, with log-burning stoves adding to the atmosphere in the lounge. This is bed & breakfast accommodation at its best!"


If travelling on public transport, there is a local train station at New Cumnock and a bus from there goes straight to the B&B door, or there is a local taxi service. Just ask if you need advice. Some guests have come from as far as Bedford by train.


A recent customer review: "Venue and catering was excellent -very welcoming and accomodated all requests. Tuition was first class in a relaxed fashion. Everyone was able to improve skills and learn new ones. Can't wait until next one" FL


We are looking for additional retreat venues to make them available in more areas.

Do you own a large Bed & Breakfast, Guest House or Boutique Hotel with a minimum of 5 bedrooms and a lounge or meeting room?

Are you located in Scotland and the North of England.

Please use the 'Contact Us' page to introduce yourselves.


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