Cross Stitch in Assisi with Jane Greenoff

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15 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018
Duration: 6 nights
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With: Jane Greenoff

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CROSS STITCH IN ASSISI WITH JANE GREENOFF

Join Jane Greenoff on this fantastic holiday to Assisi, a medieval Umbrian town rich in ancient Italian embroidery traditions. Spend an incredible week at the 4-star Hotel Giotti Assisi where Jane will hold a series of workshops introducing you to traditional Assisi work and other forms of counted cross stitch. Your holiday also includes a visit to the Accademia Punto Assisi with a private workshop led by a local expert on Punto Madama Caterina. Enjoy the company of your fellow stitchers as you explore this beautiful area with an included guided walking tour of Assisi and full day excursion to historic Perugia, capital of the Umbrian region.

Jane Greenoff

Jane Greenoff is a well-known cross stitch designer, a prolific author and founder of the Cross Stitch Guild. She lives in the Cotswolds where the beautiful local buildings provided inspiration for her earliest designs, which Jane stitched for her own pleasure.

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Seeing there was a gap in the market for authentic English designs, Jane started marketing her first commercial kits and an internationally successful business was born. In addition to designing counted patterns, Jane has also collaborated with Ian Lawson-Smith to produce the highly acclaimed ’iStitch2’ cross stitch software. She is the author of twenty three books including ‘The Cross Stitcher’s Bible’, which was translated into ten languages including Chinese and Russian. In January 2017 Jane stepped down as Managing Director for the guild but continues as the their Design Director.

DAY 1:

Meet Jane Greenoff at London Heathrow for your flight to Rome. Transfer through the Umbrian countryside to the medieval town of Assisi where you'll check-in to your hotel for a 6-night stay. A welcome dinner in the hotel is a chance to get to know your fellow stitchers.

DAY 2:

This morning join Jane for the first of her workshops in the hotel. Then enjoy a visit to the Accademia Punto Assisi where you'll see examples of local embroidery and have the chance to try your hand at the traditional Punto Madama Caterina technique.

DAY 3:

Explore Assisi's historic streets on a guided walking tour that includes an interior visit to the renowned Basilica of Saint Francis. Jane will then host her second workshop in the hotel.

DAY 4:

Enjoy a full day of stitching with Jane.

DAY 5:

Today's excursion to Perugia gives a fascinating insight into traditional Umbrian handweaving and the art of glass painting. Enjoy a private tour of the 17th century Casa Museo di Palazzo Sorbello were amongst the collections you'll see fine pieces of embroidery showcasing the Umbrian or Sorbello point.

DAY 6:

Your last full day in Assisi will be spent stitching with Jane. This evening join Jane and your fellow stitchers for a farewell dinner in the hotel.

DAY 7:

Enjoy a leisurely morning before the transfer to Rome for your flight back to the UK.

PRICES (PER PERSON):

Twin/double share: £1699
Single supplement: £180

CROSS STITCH GUILD MEMBER DISCOUNT:

Members of the Cross Stitch Guild will receive a £50 discount on this holiday. Please call 01473 660800 and quote your membership number to receive this discount when booking.

INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:

  • Return flights between London Heathrow and Rome Fiumicino Airport
  • 6 nights' hotel accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis
  • Welcome dinner & farewell dinner in the hotel
  • Six half-day workshops with Jane Greenoff
  • Visit to the Accademia Punto Assisi & workshop on Punto Madama Caterina with a local expert
  • Guided walking tour of Assisi with a visit to the Basilica of Saint Francis
  • Full Day excursion to Perugia with visits to:-
    * Casa Museo de Palazzo Sorbello
    * Hand weaving Giuditta Brozzetti
    * Glass painting Studio Moretti Caselli
  • Coach transfers between Rome Fiumcinio Airport and the hotel
  • City Taxes
  • The services of an experienced Tour Manager
  • Driver & Guide gratuities

WHY NOT MEET US THERE?

Stitchtopia Holidays are designed with all crafters in mind, wherever you live in the world! If you would like to make your own flight arrangements and meet us at our first hotel, please let us know - we would love to tell you more about our “meet us there” holiday discounts.

THE "STITCH TOGETHER" PROGRAMME

If you are interested in any of our Stitchtopia holidays but don’t have a friend to join you, why not join our ‘Stitch Together’ programme? Designed for those travelling alone, we will help you find someone like-minded to share with so you've no single supplement to pay and can enjoy the benefit of this saving. Please call for more details.

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Hotel Giotto Assisi

Set in the medieval quarter of Assisi, the 4-star Hotel Giotto is a short stroll from St Francis Basilica and other landmark monuments of this charming town. Rooms either overlook the scenic Umbrian Valley or the quaint alleyways that are characteristic of historic Assisi. The hotel boasts one of Assisi's best restaurants, an excellent wine cellar and vast covered terraces - perfect to simply sit, stitch and relax.

GUEST ROOMS:

  • Ensuite bathroom with hairdryer
  • Mini bar
  • Flat screen TV
  • Digital Safe
  • Direct dial telephone