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Sunday, 6 August 2017

Late booking offer - knitting and crochet workshop

9th - 16th September 2017
We have spaces available for this fantastic week of workshops with tutor Carol Meldru at the special offer price of £695. The price includes a single room with shared bathroom, full board with wine, 2 full day and 4 half day workshops, materials, outings for shopping and sightseeing and transfers from Bordeaux airport. All you have to do is get yourself to France and we do the rest.

The workshop is open to all skill levels. Carol has designed a gorgeous project that can be worked in either knitting or crochet or a combination of the two. The design will include texture and some colour work.

The venue is a luxurious converted barn in rural France, with a heated swimming pool and comfortable accommodation. Visit our website here for further details.


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



Lestricoteursvolants.com – 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.