Hello and welcome to Go Deer! I am Saj Collyer, a lifelong maker,  knitter and primarily a dressmaker.  Trained as a musician and also a specialist in Balinese gamelan music, I taught dressmaking and knitting at Social Fabric in Totnes, Devon for several years before going on to found Go Deer a company specialising in craft courses. I am also the organiser of Stitch Fest - the South West's biggest yarn festival which runs every year in November.


Go Deer now specialises in craft retreats, day courses and also offers one off craft parties.  


Saj Collyer knitting on the beach

Now in our fourth year, we have expanded our programme to include more day courses and for the first time a summer retreat!

The Go Deer name is becoming synonymous with our much loved Knitting & Stitching retreats...Imagine whole days, dedicated to doing the craft you love, in beautiful surroundings, with other like-minded people while a small team of friendly people look after you.

That's Go Deer! 

I have been leading trips to Bali for many years now, usually with the focus on music and dance, but since 2019 we now offer a pick and mix trip where you can try your hand at silverwork in jewellery, batik, yoga, cookery, muisc and dance and more.  See the dedicated page here for more info!

If you have any queries, please don't hesitate to contact me.

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Saj Collyer, Founder
Having a laugh with new friends
Having a laugh with new friends
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Focus during dressmaking class
Focus during dressmaking class
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New skills: crocheting a basket
New skills: crocheting a basket
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Learning with Go Deer will always be fun. We will ensure you are booked onto the right trip to meet your needs, and we have a range of different options to suit various budgets. Our accommodation is lovely, our hospitality second to none.  Your will find our environments really relaxing and depending on the time of year, there will be a range of complimentary activites to enjoy around your retreat or course...be it jacuzzi or pool, cosy log fire, sightseeing and much more.



"We live in a web of ideas, a fabric of our own making."- Joseph Chilton Pearce

"Everything you can imagine

is real."- Pablo Picasso

“You can't use up creativity, the more you use, the more you have” - Maya Angelou