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Take some time out for yourself on the run up to Christmas! This weekend is a perfect introduction to crocheting socks. We’ll work on a pair of basic top-down socks which will cover all the techniques you need and discuss sizing and how to choose the best one for your foot.
Anna is a crochet and knit designer, tutor and author of several crochet books. Her designs are regularly featured in craft magazines such as Inside Crochet and she also is a regular on Yarn Lane TV where she shares her designs and techniques. She works closely with West Yorkshire Spinners, LoveCrafts and other yarn brands.
Anna attributes her love of knitting and crochet to her very talented mother whose stranded colourwork jumpers and hats were legendary. Even though she admits herself she really didn’t appreciate the skills in her childhood.
She is an experienced tutor who started her knit and crochet career as a Rowan Design Consultant. She teaches regularly at John Lewis Partnership and independent yarns stores, and also virtually. Anna constantly explores new techniques and incorporates them in her classes. Confidence and skill-building is very important to her, she wants everyone who takes her class to learn something new and leave with feeling self-assured that they have unlocked their creative potential with new skills.
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Check in to your room from 3pm. Get to know your expert, retreat manager and fellow crafters over dinner this evening.
We will start our top-down socks today, focusing on the cuff, leg, heel flap construction and heel turn. We will take a break for tea/coffee in the morning and afternoon, and for lunch and enjoy dinner together in the hotel this evening.
We continue working on our socks, this time focusing on the gusset, foot, toe decreases and finishing. We will take a break for tea/coffee in the morning and afternoon, and for lunch and enjoy dinner together in the hotel this evening.
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 £55.00 (3 days).
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!
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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