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Monday, 12 February 2018

Salon Aguille en Fete 2018

On Friday we had a snowy journey to Paris for the Aguille en Fete exhibition.
Thanks to the train being delayed it was a bit of a rush, but well worth the visit for some wonderful inspiration and a bit of shopping!

This is a great show for anyone interested in knitting, crochet and stitching. There are stalls selling gorgeous yarns, fabric and accessories plus the most amazing exhibition of Textile Art, the theme this year was 'White: Tradition and passion'.

Gorgeous knitting and crochet kits from Elle Tricote

Maillenameis - super chunky yarn and knitting needles in a van!

Other yarn stores to check out - Debonnaire yarns, Filature du Valgaudemar, Kit et laine, la maison trioctee andlil weasel.

Saturday, 20 January 2018

May 2018 knitting and crochet retreat in France

Enjoy a week of relaxation and inspiration with your knitting and crochet, visit Knitting Holidays in France to book a space now.

We have four spaces available for the holiday from 19th to 25th May. The venue is a lovely converted barn in South West France, with large airy living spaces and a heated swimming pool. This is the perfect opportunity to meet new friends who share your passion for knitting and crochet, enjoy the prospect of no housework or cooking and savour delicious home cooked food and of course a glass or two of wine!

There are no structured workshops on this holiday, however, there is plenty of help on hand from Sue and fellow guests, plus a huge library of knitting and crochet books to browse through for tips, techniques and ideas.

During the course of the week there is the opportunity to visit local markets

and of course shop 'til you drop

a bit of sightseeing

and for the more athletic there are bicycles available 

but really we just want you to relax and enjoy yourselves

Gin and tonic fountain

For further information visit the website here

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Autumn in France

We had the first really heavy frost of the year this morning, but it is another beautiful sunny day. Perfect for our weekly dog walk club, followed by tea and cake at Lorraine's.

Another completed project from the October knitting and crochet workshop in France

Jane has finished her cushion. Using a mix of knitted textures this is the completed project she was working on during the knitting and crochet workshop with Carol Meldrum.

Jane's cushion
And I have finally finished the Katia waistcoat I seem to have been knitting for ever! On to the next half finished project.