#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.

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What joy waking up to bright sunshine, blue skies and the knowledge that today there would be yarn…lots of yarn as the programme promised a trip to Black Sheep Wools near Newton-le-Willows. Happy chatter could be heard as we were driven by lovely Dennis, our bus driver, through pretty countryside dotted with sheep and bright yellow fields.

It is always a pleasure to visit Black Sheep Wools with their wide selection of different yarns and fabrics and today was no different. Barbara had organised a lovely lunch for us and everyone was very busy loading up their baskets and making good use of the discount offered. Tired but very happy we returned to our hotel, quickly settling down to admire everyone’s purchases and some catch up knitting on projects.

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Some beautiful colour combinations and interesting designs are emerging, I can’t wait to hear everyone’s story behind their chosen work in the show and tell tomorrow.

Enjoy! X.

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