Mon-Fri 9am-5.30pm
with Jane Crowfoot and Molly Melhuish
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Stitch Yourself Happy - Yoga and Yarn

12 November 2021

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Join us on this Stitch Yourself Happy retreat which combines the physical and mental health benefits of both knitting and yoga in a wonderfully relaxing retreat.
  • Knitting workshops Jane Crowfoot
  • Yoga Sessions with Molly Melhuish
  • Based on the edge of the beautiful Cotswolds
  • Use of the hotel leisure facilities, swimming pool, gym and steam room

Made for Knitters

Specially designed for knitters, this Stitchtopia knitting holiday is the ideal opportunity to meet like-minded knitters and indulge in your favourite hobby. Our talented knitting expert will be on hand throughout the holiday and host inspirational workshops with a beautifully designed project to get those needles clicking!

Stitch Yourself Happy – Yoga & Yarn

Numerous studies have shown that crafting is just as beneficial for your personal wellbeing and mental health as Pilates, yoga and mindfulness are for both physical and mental health. These holidays will combine craft sessions with our most popular experts with mind & body sessions from experienced qualified tutors to leave you relaxed and refreshed and full of crafting inspiration!

Knitting with Jane Crowfoot

Join Jane for a couple of fun and informative hand knitting workshops where you will be shown how to work the 2 handed fair-isle technique, how to add beads and decorative stitching to your knitted fabric whilst working on a small bag project that would make the perfect place to stash your yoga class essentials such as your water bottle and socks.

“The inspiration for my bag design comes from my trips to Mysore, India. The images are intended to give you an idea of techniques we will cover in the class rather than the final colours and detailed design you will work on.”

If you are relatively new to knitting or want to choose an easy project you can opt to work a simple moss stitch bag with simple bead work or, if you are looking for more of a challenge, you can add a fair isle border.

Participants will need a good knowledge of knitting stitches and terminology and will need to know how to work from a written pattern.

Yoga with Molly Melhuish

Molly teaches both flow yoga and yin yoga.  Flow yoga is a series of postures linked together and yin yoga is a class where simple floor stretches are held for a few minutes each. Molly will adapt each session to the abilities of the group. 

Your Accommodation

Alexandra House, Swindon


On the edge of the Cotswolds, close to Swindon and easily accessible from the M4 motorway, Alexandra House - a contemporary hotel and conference venue, is beautifully set in 20 acres of green, landscaped grounds. The hotel has 152 modern guest rooms, each with stylish furnishings and all the facilities needed for a relaxing and comfortable stay.

Hotel Facilities & Amenities

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served in the stylish, contemporary Tempus Restaurant. Using locally sourced products wherever possible, the hotel’s chefs prepare fresh dishes inspired by some great British classics. The Tempus Bar is a relaxing place for drinks, and also offers a range of deli sandwiches, stone-baked pizzas and classic mains.

Hotel facilities include a Fitness Club with fully equipped gym, indoor heated swimming pool, steam room and spa pool. There is ample complimentary parking at the hotel.

Room Facilities & Amenities

All rooms are equipped with the following:

  • En-suite bathroom 
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Tea/Coffee making facilities
  • Complimentary Wifi
Room Types
Choose our standard room type for an enjoyable stay in comfortable surroundings, or upgrade to add a little extra luxury to your holiday.

Standard Room
Standard rooms are thoughtfully furnished, with modern amenities. Available as a twin share or for sole use.



Superior Room
These spacious rooms are luxuriously appointed with the perfect balance of comfort and convenience. Available as a twin share or for sole use. (Please call to request a superior room)