3rd - 7 July 2023 Textile Retreat France Dyeing and Weaving

Regular price £200.00


Learn to Dye and Weave a Wallhanging

Taught retreat

Hand-dyed Wall Hanging

On this retreat you'll have plenty of time to learn how to hand-dye different yarns and roving and then have tuition on how to use this yarn plus yarns from our extensive stash, to create a wonderful textured wall hanging. You will be able to take this wallhanging home as it will fold into your suitcase easily.

Our aim is to give you a plenty of help where you need it, but also to give you plenty of time to relax in the lovely garden at Maison d'Olive or to chill in the house.

We will have local trips out - the river bar a few kilometres away is fab to sit in the shade with a cold drink and relax and knit by the river. Don't forget to bring a project if you fancy.

Also at the house will be Bernie (Val's husband) who is our back up person for transport and cooking! He's a keen cyclist, loves music and is great fun. He is tasked with building a bar in the garden so hopefully he will have completed this by the time you arrive! We have a small, very old, very quiet, Border Terrier called Bob. He's quite the star and people have said that he alone made their stay!



Blue Room (2 x Double Beds) - £850 per person

Pink Room (1 x Double Bed) - £895 (single occupancy)

Pink Room (1 x Double Bed - £1390 (two people sharing)

Glamping (2 x Single Beds) - £595 per person


3rd - 7th July 2023 

This is a textile retreat so bringing your own portable textile projects is encouraged 

 This product is a £200 deposit to secure your place on the workshop, an invoice for the balance will be sent 4 weeks prior to the retreat.

The £200 will not be refunded if you cancel your place within 4 weeks of the retreat taking place.

 Maison D'Olive is not suitable for persons with mobility issues due to steps indoors to the bedrooms 


Your Instructors

Val & Miriam of Maison d'Olive and The Discrete Unicorn


Miriam is the owner of The Discrete Unicorn and has many years of dyeing, weaving, spinning and knitting experience. She runs dyeing workshops for Black Sheep Wools and other settings. From her studio at Leigh Spinners Mill, she specialises in hand-dyed neon yarns and is an expert Lancashire Looms Weaver.

Val is the owner of Maison d'Olive and an experienced weaver, spinner, knitter and machine-knitter, with a passion and love for all things yarn-related. Her work includes woven blankets, shawls and scarfs, hand-dyed yarns and knitted items. She has run many workshops in both textiles and counselling.


Val & Miriam met when Val shipped a Hattersley Domestic Loom down from the Hebrides. Miriam made contact offering her expertise and a friendship was born!