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French Treats Knitting Workshop Holidays

2018 will mark our 13th 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 (as featured in France Magazine, November issue) and were delighted that Fiona Morris returned again in June and September 2017 to teach the workshops.

In June, Fiona covered a number of techniques including knitting Estonian lace, two colour Brioche, shadow/illusion knitting and Baltic braids.

Stella returned back with her “pop-up” yarn shop with a range of different 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. The knitted shawl workshop proved very popular, and of course there was plenty of time for relaxation and retail therapy!

17th - 24th June 2018  French Treats

The programme for June 2018 is now available. Fiona will be covering subjects such as knitting with beads in lace, beautiful buttonholes, bias/diagonal knitting, and the construction of a Gansey garment. 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.

Knit and Relax  2 – 9 September 2018

We are pleased to announce our 2018 “Knit and Relax”, an informal week of knitting and relaxing which complements our formal workshop holiday in June. Fiona Morris will be available in the mornings to assist one to one with individual projects. For those guests unable to attend the June workshops, she will be able to demonstrate those techniques including knitting with beads in lace, beautiful buttonholes, bias/diagonal knitting, and the construction of a Gansey garment.

You can download an information pack here.

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

“This was my 7th time and Jonathan’s 4th and we haven’t been disappointed yet!”

Avril, 2017 guest

“Another lovely week that went by too quickly.”

Nicole, 2017 guest