Take your knitting to greater heights
amidst the awe-inspiring landscapes of the Lake
District. Writers from Wordsworth to Beatrix Potter
have found inspiration in its tranquil waters and
steep fells, grazed by the rare Herdwick sheep.
lunch at Levens Hall with its Tudor topiary, settle
in at Cragwood, a traditional country house hotel
overlooking majestic Windermere. Morning workshops
will be followed by visits to Wordsworth's house
and garden at Rydal Mount, Crookabeck Angora &
Herdwick Farm at Patterdale and The Wool Clip, a
co-operative of fibre artists and farmers, so plenty
of opportunities to stock up your stash! A cruise
on Coniston Water in Victorian steam yacht, Gondola,
to John Ruskin's
Brantwood, will evoke memories of a bygone age.
to solve your problems at a knitters' clinic, get
inspired by stimulating lectures or strut your stuff
at the show and share session.
on to York and, as
with everything else, your hotel is hand-picked.
The Grange is a stylish Regency hotel, a few
minutes from the imposing Minster and bustling market.
En route we shall visit the Wensleydale Longwool
Sheepshop in the Yorkshire Dales, where you can
drool over the soft and lustrous yarn of this rare
Workshop in the beautiful
and elegant setting of Newby Hall. Afterwards explore
Newby Hall's famous double herbaceous border, sculpture
trail and unforgettable 25 acres of garden delights.
highlights include a tour around York Minster's beautiful textiles, a visit to the York Quilting Museum & Gallery, an afternoon at Castle Howard, a day at the Rowan mill with Martin Storey, plus a presentation of gems from the Knitting &
Crochet Guild's vintage knits collection. You are
also invited to Open House at Jean Moss - an opportunity
to browse Jean's collections, eat, drink, sing and
of time for individual sightseeing. Explore the
medieval walls and quaint snickelways, visit the
Yorvik Viking Centre, or National Railway
Museum. Go shopping in the half-timbered Shambles,
browse the city's many specialist bookshops, take
afternoon tea at the world-famous Betty's Tearoom,
attend evensong in gothic York Minster,enjoy a boat
trip down the River Ouse or just follow your nose
and take your knitting to one of the city's many
excellent cafes. Of York George VI famously proclaimed
the history of England is the history of York.
GB £2495 / US $4240 per person for twin or double room
(single supplement GB £380 / US $620)
Deposit GB £400 / US $680
discount if you book 150 days or more before departure
10% discount for non-knitters
Tour price Includes:
11 nights luxury accommodation
All breakfasts, 10 dinners, 2 lunches
Transport within the UK
Knitting tuition in all the workshops
Admission fees to gardens, historical sites and places of interest
the only thing that is not included is your flights
to and from the UK and travel insurance.
very much welcome non-knitters. There is a wealth
of activities and attractions for
people not wishing to attend the knitting sessions
including: galleries and museums;
hiking and biking; golf & water sports; ornithology;
horse-riding; archaeology; narrow-gauge and steam
railways; and, of course, many other wonderful gardens
and historic houses.
WHAT MAKES OUR TOURS REALLY SPECIAL?
We have personally
researched and sampled every bit of our tours
We have run our tours
for eleven years and have a reputation for excellence
We aim to create a house party
feel about our trips
We spend several nights in each location
to allow you to settle in and feel at home
As well as good design and
beauty we appreciate the quirky side of life
Where possible we love to get off the beaten
Above all we want you to have
a great time and a memorable knitting holiday!!!
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email us to get more info, or phone/fax +44 (0) 1904 6462
Highlights of our 2011 tour of Morocco
well-organized and planned... Jean and Philip are
incredible hosts. I would happily sign on for a
tour again' (Michele)
'I had an absolutely wonderful time. This exceeded
my expectations on all counts' (Lynn)
'This has been a truly unforgettable experience...
I especially appreciated the chance to meet designers whom I have known only through books as generous
and stimulating personalities' (Carol)
so much for a wonderful memorable experience' (Nancy)
'Really, everything was wonderful!! It was a dream
trip for me. Your hard work and hospitality are
very appreciated' (Sheri)