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Worked using a crochet hook and a large knitting needle, Broomstick Crochet is a technique that dates back to the 1800s, so called because it was originally worked using a broomstick. It’s also called Jiffy Lace or Peacock Eye Crochet because of the pattern it creates. We’ll work through the basics to get familiar with the techniques and then put everything into practice with a choice of projects. With a maximum of 12 participants, you will have plenty of time to ask all those questions you always wanted to know the answers to!
Carol Meldrum is a textile designer, workshop tutor and author of many popular knitting and crochet titles. She is also the creative force behind the fashion accessories label Beatknit. She has worked within the textile industry as a designer for many High Street fashion outlets as well as internationally renowned hand knit label Rowan. Carol is also a successful workshop tutor teaching all aspects of knit and crochet on an informal basis to both groups and individuals.
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Check in to your room from 3pm. Join your expert, retreat manage and fellow guests for dinner this evening
Today's workshop will focus on learning the basics of broomstick technique. This will include how to use a large needle to create loops, changing colour to create different effects and how to increase and decrease.
Tour Notes: Although there are no mobility requirements for this tour, please note that you will need to be able to make your own way between our workshop room, your bedroom and the restaurant, which could involve walks of up to 5 minutes. If you require full disabled access, please check with us before booking.
Single Room Supplement from £56.00 (3 days).
Carefully crafted for yarn lovers, this knitting and crochet holiday embraces all things woolly! Our experienced knitting and crochet expert will be on hand throughout the holiday; joining us on yarn-related excursions and hosting 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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