Llangollen

The waiting is over!

We have worked tirelessly over the last few weeks putting together a fabulous new package for you. A friendly place with yummy food to stay, some lovely and hopefully inspiring visits, a fabulous new workshop programme and best of all the ability to make friends for life.

2015 RetreatThis year’s retreat was a huge success and we have taken all the best bits, added some new bits and improved on a few others, on top of that we have more places available for 2016. There are 14 places available which, if this year is anything to go by, will go very quickly. Don’t wait too long sending your registration.

So without further ado, here are all the important bits

Date: Sunday 8 May – Saturday 14 May 2016

Venue: Chainbridge Hotel – Llangollen (www.chainbridgehotel.com)

Workshop Theme: Texture & Structure in Knitting (more info for those who book a place will follow at later date)

Struktur 1_Fotor_Collage

Detailed Information sheets with programme and costs, are available to download using this link (English Version) or visit the WoolyLoops website to find all the information in German.

What are you waiting for…

Claudia and I are looking forward to welcoming you to our exciting new knitting adventures next year.

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Retreat Collage 1Retreat Collage 2Retreat Collage 3Retreat Collage 4Retreat Collage 5It took seven months to organise. A lot of work but so much fun, and then it was over in a flash. Here is a roundup of the Wales Knitting Retreat 2015…

1. We played with colour and yarn…a lot.

2. We visited some fabulous places.

3. We learned a lot of new things.

4. New friendships were kindled, old ones re-affirmed and a lot of fun was had by all.

5. A huge and stunning achievement is clear to see.

We were sad to say goodbye, but are ecstatically  happy to announce that we have booked new dates for next year…

Wales 2016 CollageWales Knitting Retreat 2016

Sunday 8 May – Saturday 14 May

More details to follow soon.

We hope you can join us!

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IMG_4853Colinette Collage 1Colinette Collage 2

 

The morning of day five greeted us with wind and rain, how wonderful that we are all knitters and have a small selection of woolliness in which to wrap ourselves in to keep warm. Dennis our trusted bus driver was waiting for us and soon we were on our way to Llanfair Caereinion and a visit to Colinette Yarns. I had saved the best for last, and the only thing everyone knew was that they could expect some colourful woolly goodness. If any of you have ever visited Colinette, you will know what awaits when stepping through the entrance…it is simply yarn heaven! There were a lot of joyful outbursts, fondling of yarn hanks and cuddles with blanket or jumper samples. Coffee, tea and biscuits awaited us and we had an informative talk about all things Colinette before spending a good few hours shopping. The highlight was surely meeting Sam, son of Colinette, who showed us around the dying rooms, giving us an insight on how it all works…what a special treat that was.

IMG_1892Projects Collage 3Last evening Collage

 

This was also our last evening together and after another deliciously prepared meal by the hotel kitchen we settled down to enjoy each other’s company one last time. We had a show and tell session during which everyone shared their experiences and project journey, from choosing colours, holding the yarn and incorporating own ideas into the pattern. Claudia and I gave out certificates and everyone received a crochet medal for taking part and doing so well. This was greeted with a loud cheer and immediately pinned on and worn proudly.

I am so so proud of what everyone has achieved, the samples above show what amazing work everyone did and I love every single one of these combinations. The one I totally fell in love with…

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…these shades together are simply stunning and my head is full of ideas and possibilities.

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