DEBBIE BLISS AND THE EDITORIAL TEAM FROM SIMPLY KNITTING AND THE KNITTER INVITE YOU TO JOIN THEM FOR THIS EXCLUSIVE WEEKEND IN HARROGATE!
Staying at the superb Majestic Hotel in the heart of this characterful spa town you’ll enjoy workshops with Debbie Bliss plus sessions with the magazine editors, a Gala dinner on the Saturday evening with guest speaker David Watt, of Designer Yarns, and a Blacksheep Wools ‘pop-up’ shop. Places are limited on this unique weekend, and we have a good number of rooms for single occupancy, so we recommend you reserve your place early.
CREATING WITH COLOUR
A knitting weekend in the beautiful surroundings of the Yorkshire Dales
Taking inspiration from the history and breathtaking landscape of Yorkshire, Debbie will show you how to interpret and translate your ideas into a finished knitting project, learning how to work with colour along the way.
The group will be working in squares as a means to interpret ideas and experiment with colour. This lends itself perfectly to making finished pieces such as blankets, cushions or tote bags and gives every knitter the opportunity to take away a personal project inspired by their weekend.
There will be plenty to enthuse you in Harrogate, whether historical, rural or industrial. Bring along postcards, books, items or images that inspire you and a camera/phone to record new inspiration. Look at Debbie’s Pinterest board >>
This is a creative rather than technical weekend but an experienced team will be on hand to advise on how to help improve skills in colourwork such as intarsia and fairisle.
Debbie Bliss is UK based knitwear designer & author with over 30 years’ experience, she has recently been honoured with an MBE for her services to the hand knitting and craft industry.
Debbie Bliss yarns are distributed worldwide exclusively by Designer Yarns. Debbie has published over 50 books, lectures in the UK & the USA and has her own ‘Debbie Bliss Knitting Magazine’.
For more information on Debbie please visit her website.
Make your way to Harrogate and check-in for 3 nights at the 4* Majestic Hotel centrally located with ample parking and a short distance from the train station. Afternoon coffee and tea and a chance to meet the magazine editors for an informal knit and natter session. Pre-dinner drinks reception to meet Debbie and other hosts followed by dinner in the hotel’s grand restaurant.
After breakfast enjoy a full day of workshops with Debbie and the team and the chance to visit the Blacksheep Wools ‘pop-up’ shop. This evening join us for a Gala dinner in a private suite with pre-dinner speaker David Watt and Debbie Bliss.
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast followed by a late morning workshop session followed by free time to explore Harrogate or join a relaxing afternoon knit and natter session in the hotel. This evening join us for a presentation and gifts before dinner in the restaurant.
Breakfast followed by check out and time for farewells and time at leisure in Harrogate before homeward journey.
INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:
- 3 nights' hotel accommodation at the 4* Majestic Hotel, Harrogate
- Full English breakfast each day
- Three evening meals including Gala dinner on Saturday evening
- 3 workshops with Debbie Bliss and the team
- Meet the magazine editorial teams and other sessions as per the itinerary
- Blacksheep Wools ‘pop-up shop'
Travel to and from Harrogate, drinks and meals other than mentioned, travel insurance and items of a personal nature.
Why not bring a non-crafting partner with you?
If a non-crafting family member or friend wishes to accompany you on any of our holidays, and is sharing a room with you, then the following reductions will apply to the price the non-crafter pays:
UK - £15
THE "STITCH TOGETHER" PROGRAMME
For single travellers who are interested in our trips, but don’t have a friend able to come with them why not join our "Stitch Together" programme to help with the costs of a single occupancy room? We have designed a way for you to find someone to share a room with on any of our Stitchtopia Holidays.
Find out more about our "Stitch Together" programme >>
The Majestic Hotel, Harrogate
The Majestic Hotel is a glorious Victorian property, nestled in amongst eight acres of private gardens and situated close to the heart of the famous spa town. The Majestic’s opulent architecture is a stunning testament to Harrogate’s history, where holidaymakers once flocked to benefit from “taking the waters” to rejuvenate themselves. The elegant town has retained its charm, with a wealth of delightful shops, cafes, gardens and parks for you to visit.
- Flatscreen TV
- Hair Dryer
- 24-hour room service
- Free Wi-Fi
This charming 4* hotel comes complete with a state-of-the-art health club that is available for your use during your stay. The club houses The Orchid Beauty Rooms which offer a full menu of spa treatments, alongside indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a jacuzzi and a well equipped gym. The hotel is conveniently located only 1 mile from Harrogate train station and 12 miles from Leeds Bradford Airport with plenty of on-site parking.