All-Inclusive Luxury Felt Picture Making Retreat at The Hawkhills

Enjoy a complete break on a 3-day Creative Retreat.

All-Inclusive Luxury Felt Picture Making Retreat at The Hawkhills, country house near Easingwold in the heart of Yorkshire. All materials are provided.

​Friday to Sunday at 9am - 5pm​.

Maximum of 8 people  |  £525 

25/26/27 February  |  8 places available

1/2/3 July  |  8 places available

23/24/25 September  |  8 places available

Bookings will open for these retreat courses in January 2022,

however should you wish to get priority for a particular weekend, 

I am taking names on waiting lists for each weekend now, contact me to put your name on the list - you will be contacted in January 2022 before the bookings open to the public.




To pay in 2 monthly instalments of £262.50 contact me to arrange this.

Payment can be made either by Paypal, Cheque or Bank Transfer, let me know your preference and I will arrange it with you.

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This Felt Picture Making Retreat is tailored to the experience of the individual, so it is suitable for the novice and experienced alike. All you will need to bring is an inspirational image and I will teach you how to create your Picture using the techniques of wet felting, pre-felting, needle felting, with specific guidance to manipulating the fibres to get the desired effects, using beautiful varieties of coloured Merino wool. 


After the wet felting process of building the body of the picture, we will be working with a variety of fine detailing techniques using dry felting and needle felting skills to achieve more definition in your picture. Limited to 8 people maximum, so everyone gets individual attention and tuition. I will also have an assistant with me to help support you.​

The Hawkhills, country house near Easingwold in the heart of Yorkshire, provides an all-inclusive experience in luxurious surroundings, the perfect place to escape from your everyday life and indulge in Felt Picture Making.​


Friday arrival 9am for 10am start - You will be Welcomed at reception and be given your room details and instructions to find my Felt Picture Making Masterclass. 


The Hawkhills provides:​​​​​​​​​​​

A modern ensuite bedroom with TV

A continental/cooked breakfast Saturday and Sunday

2-course lunch Friday, Saturday and Sunday

3-course evening meal Friday and Saturday

Beverages and snacks every day

A bar in the evening (these drinks are not included in the price)

Fabulous grounds to relax in or take long walks through

NB. If you have any special dietary requirements, mention this when booking, they will provide for you as you need.

I provide:

All materials and equipment

3 days of tuition

An assistant (one of my very experienced students who will be making their own picture too, but will help me to help you as required)


You provide:

An inspirational image to work from

A mindset, to let go of your normal day to day business and be open to your creativity

Anything you want or need to have with you

If you would like to add Thursday night to your stay this will be an extra £60 for Bed & Breakfast, or £75 Dinner, Bed & Breakfast.

Or if you would like to bring your partner for the weekend there will be an extra charge of £160. ​​

NB. Covid -19 protocol is that you will have your temperature taken on arrival and will be expected to wear a mask while moving around the buildings.

The site is split into zones, meals are staggered, each person/couple having their own table 2m apart, groups have there own space to ensure minimal contact and cleaning in between. I will be wearing a mask during the course as I move between you. Masks don't have to be worn while 'seated' either in the course, in our common room zone or in the dining area, but must be worn while moving around. 



Inspirational three days. New techniques learnt. Good company too. Plenty of space in the felting room with everything we needed.

Penny Harris - May 2019

Fabulous three days, good company, excellent teaching and a great venue. The food is first class and the staff were friendly and courteous.

Margaret Hockey - May 2019