#madewithloops #walesretreat

After a good night sleep we were greeted with blue skies, sunshine and the beautiful Welsh hills which put an immediate spring into our steps.

#madewithloops #walesretreat

#madewithloops #walesretreat

Eager and keen everyone assembled in the ballroom where Claudia gave a very informative talk about techniques used in Bohus knitting and how to apply these into our own work.

Workshop packs, including yarn, technique notes and project pattern, were handed out and everyone started working on their colour practice and sample knitting.

#madewithloops #walesretreat

#madewithloops #walesretreat

#madewithloops #walesretreat

The day went by in a flash and strangely there wasn’t much noise to be heard…something almost unheard off in a room of 20 women 😉

#madewithloops #walesretreat

XO.

 

#madewithloops #walesretreat2018

The sky was blue, the sun was shining and North Wales was showing itself in it’s best light. After month’s of planning, a lot of organising hard work, the arrival day of the Wales Knitting Retreat 2018 had finally arrived!

Most of our 20 guests flew from Frankfurt airport, where even Herr Goethe was approvingly looking down on them as they got their needles and yarn out to knit before take off.

#madewithloops #walesretreat2018

After a smooth flight and transfer, the arrival at the beautiful Chainbridge Hotel in Llangollen was accompanied with the usual joy and returning guests were greeted by staff like long lost friends.

Soon everyone settled into the usual relaxed routine…

#madewithloops #walesretreat2018

and after a delicious dinner Marion started the week off with a fabulous and very informative talk about the story and history of Bohus Stickning, our theme for this week.

I hope you will join us for a week of colour, yarn, traditions, fun, laughter and a lot of fabulous sisterhood shenanigans.

XO.

#houseinorder #gdpr #madewithloops

Dear Friends,

please bear with me as I write this rather dry, but necessary, post about new EU regulations called GDPR coming into effect on the 25 May 2018, when it supersedes the UK Data Protection Act of 1998 (DPA).

So what exactly does GDPR stand for?

Sadly it does not stand for…

“Get Dancing Perfect Rumba” and not even for “Great Day Purl Ribbing”!

Instead it stands for General Data Protection Regulations.

There is an awful lot to read and find out about, but what it means in a nutshell is that the new law brings a 21st century approach to data protection. It expands the rights of individuals to control how their personal data is collected and processed, and places a range of new obligations on organisations to be more accountable for data protection.

As I don’t sell anything from this blog I don’t actually collect any data from you and hold nothing on any files or servers apart from your e-mail address that you signed up with to receive updates for new blog post when I publish them.

You have already been asked to agree to our Cookie Policy – if you are unsure what this means you can read about it by clicking HERE

Today, with plenty of time still to go until the new law comes into effect, I want to give you the opportunity to decide if you still want me to keep your e-mail address on the secure server of my website host.

I hope you will, as I will never disclose them to anyone and, as you know, I don’t bombard you with constant updates either.

If you wish to be removed please send and email to me at heike.gittins@gmail.com and I will make sure that you do not receive any further e-mails from this blog until you decide otherwise and re-subscribe.

To find out more about GDPR please visit the Government website at ICO.org

There it is…boring but necessary post over!

XO.

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