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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. Our Stitch Yourself Happy holidays 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!
Trained as a constructed textile designer, Jane Crowfoot has worked within the hand knitting craft industry for the last 25 years and is recognised as one of the leading designers within her field, more recently acknowledged as one of the pioneers of the UK crochet revival. Jane is a designer and maker, author and tutor specialising in contemporary and innovative crochet designs for the home interior, drawing much of her inspiration from her love of art, textiles and travel. Jane focuses much of her design work on creating imaginative and motivational Crochet Along (CAL) projects, which give the home crafter the chance to distance learn many crochet techniques by working through one of her vibrant and appealing designs in bite size instalments. Jane lives and works in North London, UK.
Molly Melhuish has 25 years experience teaching yoga and Pilates and practising massage. She is a qualified teacher trainer and runs her own little studio in Cardiff. She currently specialises in Pilates, Yin Yoga and Bodybalance. Molly presents regularly at conventions and has appeared in a number of publications including Om Yoga Magazine and The Guardian. She has also presented for BBC Radio Wales' Raise Your Game.
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Check into your room from 3pm. Get to know your expert, Retreat Manager and fellow guests over dinner this evening
Jane's crochet session today will show you how to thread beads onto your yarn and how to added beads to a double and a treble stitch. Molly's yoga session will link moves together to create 'flow' and encourage circulation - a perfect compliment to a crochet session where we are sat in one position.
Jane's crochet session today will move on to showing us how to add a bead into a half treble stitch on both the right side and the wrong side of your work. Molly will welcome you to a yin yoga session, holding floor postures for 5 minutes to release connective tissue and stimulate neurological pathways
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).
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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