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French Treats Knitting Workshop Holidays

2019 will mark our 14th year of knitting workshop holidays, which continue to be hugely popular. We regard Le Vieux Monastere as the premier destination in France for these kinds of holidays. We were delighted that Fiona Morris returned again in June and September 2018 to teach the workshops.

In June, Fiona covered a number of techniques including knitting with beads in lace, beautiful buttonholes, bias/diagonal knitting, and the construction of a Gansey garment.

Stella returned with her “pop-up” yarn shop with a range of quality yarns.

Great fun was had by all!





The format of the September week was more informal, allowing guests to progress their own knitting projects, with Fiona providing her expertise where required, and of course there was plenty of time for relaxation and retail therapy!

16th - 23rd June 2019  French Treats


The programme for June 2019 is now available. Fiona will be covering subjects such as knitted gloves, the use of multi coloured and indie dyed yarns and how to analyse the colour lengths to make “pooling patterns”. There will also be two half day workshops on crochet. Stella will be back with her pop up yarn shop and there will be trips out to local places of interest.

You can download an information pack here.

You can find out more about Fiona at  fionamorrisdesigns.co.uk

Knit & Relax – September 2019


Dates to be confirmed, we shall once again be running our more informal week, with guests able to progress their own knitting projects with expert advice where needed.

 “Wonderful, can’t wait for next year!”

Janet, 2018 workshop guest


“Friendly group, helpful leadership, lovely swimming pool and sitting areas, outings well organised and interesting, great food and accommodation.”

Jill, 2018 workshop guest


You can find out more about Fiona at  fionamorrisdesigns.co.uk