I have always been a maker – I knitted my first jumper at the age of 10, about the same time I decided I wanted to be a doctor when I grew up. However, the creative urge has never left me and I love to knit, sew, draw, weave, cook, bake and grow my own food. There simply are not enough hours in the day! During my time over the past 20 years working as a doctor and raising my three children, I have come to realise how valuable time away can be to replenish and restore oneself. Whilst it may seem that it is impossible to juggle the pressures of daily life with time for creativity, I know that even finding a few minutes to make something beautiful can really help me with the rest of my life.

A Nest of Gentle Makers Retreats are ideal for those who want some rest and relaxation and maybe want to learn a new creative skill, complete an ongoing project or simply spend some time enjoying the peace and quiet. Come and absorb yourself in the beautiful surroundings and if you want to, share in the company of others. The focus is on gentle creativity in an unpressured and unhurried environment. And if you just fancy a well deserved lie-in that is fine too!

For our first retreats in 2019 we have chosen a beautiful venue in the middle of the New Forest, a few miles from my own home. I hope you will enjoy sharing some of the things that I find so special.

Charlotte x


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