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Always wanted to learn how to crochet but never got round to it? Take some time out from the hustle and bustle of daily life and join Emma on this relaxing weekend retreat dedicated to beginner’s crochet. With a maximum of 10 participants, you will have plenty of time to ask all those crochet questions you always wanted to know the answers to!
Emma Leith is a crochet designer, author and regular contributor to Simply Crochet Magazine (Immediate Media). Her work is a celebration of colour and an expression of her desire to create meaning and joy in all that she does. Inspired by Einsteins quote “Creativity is contagious pass it on” participants in her workshops feel treasured and valued by her happy demeanour and upbeat approach. Emma’s focus on the mindfulness aspect of working with yarn and colour gives an added dimension to her classes where participants enjoy a warm welcome, a space to breathe and a
boost in confidence.
Internationally renowned for her yarn-bombing exploits Emma has worked on numerous large scale commissioned yarn installations and gives regular talks and presentations on this popular movement. She works closely with Rico Design Yarns, Deramores and Simply Crochet producing projects that keep crochet fresh and exciting as it continues to enjoy its resurgence in popularity.
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Skill level: complete beginners and those wishing to improve upon their basic skills. Techniques covered: The three basic stitches: double crochet, half treble and treble. How to do the classic granny square and how to straight edges, changing colours and joining squares. What to bring: Crochet hook (4mm), yarn needle and scissors. For the second part of the course you will need to bring a selection of acrylic double knit yearn in a minimum of 4 colours of your choosing.
Check in to your room from 3pm. Get to know your expert, retreat manager and fellow crafters over dinner this evening.
The weekend begins with learning to crochet in rows using the three basic stitches (double crochet, half treble and treble) before embarking on the classic granny square. You will learn how to achieve perfect straight edges (no more wonky scarves!)
Single Room Supplement from £56.00 (3 days).
Uniquely crafted for lovers of crochet, this Stitchtopia crochet holiday is the ideal opportunity to meet like-minded crafters and indulge in your favourite hobby. Our talented crochet expert will be on hand throughout the holiday and host inspirational workshops with a beautifully designed project to spark your creativity.
This stylish and contemporary four-star hotel is ideally located in the heart of the Northamptonshire countryside. In a convenient location, Staverton Park Hotel & Golf Club is easily accessible from the M1, M6, M40 and Birmingham Airport, and is just a short drive to Northampton and Coventry.
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