The projects they brought along covered all aspects of knitting and crochet, with a bit of a turtle theme.
We started the week with a Sunday morning trip to the Brocante in Saintes
On Monday we spent the morning working on projects then went in to Saintes in the afternoon for shopping and a trip to the Roman amphitheatre
The grape harvest is in full swing in the surrounding vineyards, with the aroma of fermenting grapes wafting around the countryside.
Tuesday morning more time for projects, in the afternoon off to Cognac for yarn shopping and a tour of Chateau Otard and a bit of Cognac tasting
It was warm enough for some to go for a swim in the pool
On Wednesday we went in to St Jean d'Angley for a wander around the food market and then back home for lunch and more knitting and crochet. On Thursday the group walked up to Brizambourg in the morning and spent the afternoon finishing off projects.
Abbi's crochet blanket which she has made for a friend, inspired by a video they took of turtles heading for the sea. Turtle production became a bit of a challenge for all the group.
Vicky's amazing spiral blanket that makes your eyes go squiffy (or was that the G and T's?)
Abbi's quick super chunky crochet scarf
I love this gorgeous cable pattern on Tracey's shrug
Chris was making a lovely Christmas cardigan for her grandson
Kate's cute little doll from a Toft Alpaca kit
Mavis modelling Abbi's scarf and my chunky leaf bag
Deirdre's poncho and the centre piece to the fantastic Sophie's universe blanket
Gina finished this lovely crochet shawl
Kelly spent the week browsing the crochet stitch guides and experimenting with different crochet stitches
and the final project to be finished by Gina - Donna the reindeer from Edward's Menagerie (re-christened Bercloux the reindeer)
One more project pic that has just come in from Jean, her lovely cardi that is very nearly finished
A great week was had by all, and I am over the moon that they have all booked to come back next year as a group. This means that we are very nearly fully booked now for 2019 - just a few spaces left on the two workshops in September and October. See details here.