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Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Knitting and crochet workshop in France with tutor Carol Meldrum

Saturday 9th to Saturday 16th September 2017 

We still have a few spaces available for this fantastic week with tutor Carol Meldrum. Sign up now for this fully inclusive holiday at The Barn, La Nougeree.

Texture with a Twist
This workshop project will give guests a choice of working in knit or crochet or combining the two crafts. It is suitable for all skill levels and Carol will provide full instructions and materials. She will take you through all the techniques used in the project and during the course of the week you will complete a beautiful and unique design to take home with you.

The venue
The Barn at La Nougeree is a spacious barn conversion in a quiet rural area of South West France. The building is decorated in vintage French style and has large comfortable areas for relaxing and dining. There is an outdoor heated swimming pool and a garden with lawn and shady seating areas.

The holiday will consist of 2 full day workshops and 4 half day workshops. There will also be trips out for shopping and sightseeing. We will meet you at Bordeaux airport and take you to The Barn, the workshops, materials, accommodation, meals and drinks are included in the price, all you need to do is get yourself to France with your knitting needles and crochet hooks!

For further details and a booking form please complete the contact form here

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Aguille en fete - Paris

We had a great day in Paris on Thursday at the Aguille en fete expo, it was very busy and very hot, but well worth the trip.

Lots of gorgeous yarn, fabric & trimmings.

Plenty of yarn bargains to be had at the morelfilshop

Luxurious mohair/cashmere & silk blends from La Ferme d'Amalthee

graded yarns in vibrant shades from Lafeefil

Plenty of opportunities for knitting and workshops

Beautiful knitting and crochet kits from Elle Tricot

Familiar faces at Toft Alpaca – Falklands merino wool dyed in Wales

Rachel John's wonderful chunky knits and broomstick needles

A fascinating stand with machinery from the button museum and demonstrations of how mother of pearl buttons are made

And the artist's exhibition with displays of sculptural knitting and crochet, wall hangings and pictures.

Some brave knitters taking part in the speed knitting competition.

A great day out, we came back clutching bags of shopping and brimming with inspiration.