Craft Retreats


Self-Reliance Crafts Retreats

Now in its fourth year and growing in value and size each year our Self-Reliance Crafts retreat is the perfect opportunity for you to become empowered with lots of different practical crafts all suitable for beginners at the same time as getting to relax with yoga and massage and building new like-minding friendships around the campfire.

Crafts Retreat France

The weekend is cram-packed with bite-sized craft workshops and talks on all things natural and self-reliance with the aim of empowering you to provide for yourself and your family in the realms of food, health and household needs. Within this you will firstly make a leather journal to take notes in over the weekend, learn to weave a basket and take it foraging to gather food and plants for making medicine, toiletries, and candle-wick. You will learn about natural beekeeping and have a go at weaving a skep, you will discover how to make fire by friction and how to create light using household natural materials around you. Have a go at target practice with either wooden bows or air rifles, make butter and flavour it with wild plants, bake bread on the fire. *The exact content can vary depending on tutor and resource availability but the core remains the same – natural, native materials and practical useful crafts. We offer this retreat in York or the Dordogne, France and offer it as a two day/two night experience or as a four day/three night experience.

All materials are included, two nights tipi accommodation and two healthy plant-based two course lunches. Please bring a pizza for the wood fired oven on the Friday evening and some cash/card for a pub meal at the local Boot and Shoe where meals are available from £7 – £14. We provide bedding, towels and shower gel.

Dates:

2017

Friday 8 – Sunday 10 September Wild Harvest, York £195

20 – 24 September Thenon, France, 24210 Price: £350

2018

Mid May Wild Harvest York £220

September 2018 Wild Harvest York £220