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French Treats Knitting Workshop Holidays

2020 will mark our 15th 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 2019 to teach the workshops

Fiona covered a number of techniques including the use of multi coloured and indie dyed yarns and how to analyse the colour lengths to make “pooling patterns”. There was also two half day workshops on crochet.

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

Great fun was had by all!



20th - 27th June 2020 French Treats


The programme for June 2020 is now available. Workshops will include “Learn to knit Twigg Stitch”, “Reversible Cables”, “Short Row shaping”, and learning new methods of casting on and casting off.  Stella will be back with her pop up yarn shop and of course 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 2020


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 relaxing holiday with like minded people. Food wonderful and varied and very welcoming hosts”

Janet, 2019 workshop guest


“So relaxing, good company, delicious food, brilliant workshops and teaching, fun outings and everything always perfectly organised”

Val, 2019 workshop guest


“I leave Le Vieux Monastere already looking forward to coming back. On arrival it felt a little bit like coming home!”

Avril, 2019 workshop guest.


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