Middle Coombe Farm is excited to present Made On Holiday: Staycreation on vacation. Creative retreats just took on a whole new meaning.
From Friday 28th October this year Made On Holiday is offering 2 residential stay creation retreats at Middle Coombe Farm, Devon:
-Friday 28th October to Sunday 30th October 2016: Machine embroidery with Poppy Treffry
-Friday 4th November to Sunday 6th November 2016: Folk Tales: Trees of Life with Anne Kelly
THE IDEA by Mari & David
We think the ideal client for our retreats is us, so with this in mind we have created the best experience, one that we would love to go on ourselves.
In the last few years we have seen a boom in the handmade and making sectors. This is probably partly because of the economic situation, partly due to the consequences of the mass-produced market, the lack of details and individuality, where everything is made only to save time and costs. There is a new way to see second-hand and vintage and the up-cycling and recycling world; not only for the collector or for people with a more limited budget, but all of us, re-using what is already available and creating: a shopping bag or a print for our living room, an accessory to display or jewellery to give to a close friend as a gift. The list of what you can create as your way to express yourself is endless.
We hope you will have great fun holidaying with us, sharing moments and creating opportunities for life. Because you can come back from your retreat with memories and a souvenir (like we do) and this time the souvenir is handmade by you. What’s not to like?
Mari: I have a background in social anthropology and communications, and several years in the publishing and journalism industry. My passion for the arts, craft and beautiful things started in Milan, where I grew up, and my enthusiasm has been reinforced with my life in England, where I have lived since 1997.
David: I have a varied background in travelling, counselling and as a TEFL teacher and coach, and am working together with Mari to develop the project and to keep an eye on the growth of the business. I spent several years abroad, including The Netherlands and experiencing a bit of the Dolce Vita in Milan, before deciding that the UK is where I am happiest.
All our retreats are perfect for beginners and for someone that has already explored a particular craft. During the weekend you will have plenty of time for creating, and time for exploring the surroundings, sharing experiences with the group and ultimately to experience your own time away.
All Made On holiday artists are also lecturers and tutors in their own field, with several years of experience in teaching. Our tutors are all well known in the craft, art and making industry and are happy to share their skills and follow your creation week step by step.
We will make a donation to Fine Cell Work for every booking made.
We are happy to support Fine Cell Work, a social enterprise that trains prisoners in paid, skilled, creative needlework.
For more information about their work, please click the Fine Cell Work logo below.