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Are you able to cable? Sarah will show you how!

Hatton cable projectHave you always wanted to tackle the classic Aran sweater but were terrified to start? Fear no more! Come and knit with Sarah Hatton at the Watermill and she’ll help you to ease your way into working cables.

It’s one of two special projects that Sarah has designed for her Knitting and la bella vita week at the Watermill year. In fact her first week proved so popular (it’s completely booked up)  that we’ve opened up a second week for her, from Saturday 28 May to Saturday 4 June 2016.

Yes, you’ll you’ll enjoy both knitting and La Bella Vita, ‘The Beautiful Life’, at The Watermill and its stunning Tuscan surroundings on our wonderfully relaxing and inspiring week-long knitting holiday. You’ll work at The Watermill on two special projects designed by Sarah (the other one is a lace project) and you’ll also be knitting at a privately owned ex-monastery and in the grounds of a fabulous hill-top restaurant.Hatton lace projectYou’ll be treated to an all-day excursion to the beautiful fishing villages of the Cinque Terre and enjoy a morning’s ramblings through the market at the nearby walled medieval town of Fivizzano. You will have the perfect opportunity to make new friends in the company of like-minded people learning new knitting techniques and tips from our tutors… and enjoying unspoilt Italy and, of course, fantastic food and wine: truly La Bella Vita Italiana.Macfie Vecchio Tino

Sarah Hatton is a designer for the Rowan Yarns and also teaches knitting classes worldwide. She learnt to knit as a child and has always been passionate about fashion. After gaining a degree in fashion design she began working in the handknit industry and has done so for over 15 years. Sarah is also an enthusiastic, sympathetic and inspirational tutor. As well as the cable and lace projects Sarah has specially designed for you, she will also pass on professional tips and techniques to take your knits from ‘homemade’ to ‘handmade’. Note: – All the yarn for these projects will be provided free of charge.  You just bring your knitting needles:  4.5mm, 5mm and 6mm, and 6mm cable needle.

Sarah Hatton head and shoulders28 May to 4 June 2016

Sarah Hatton

Knitting and La Bella Vita

Please click here to learn more about Sarah and her course at the mill.

Come and join us and you’ll be truly able to cable!


Early Bird discount: book now! 

If you book before 31 December 2015 there’s a £75 per person discount on this fabulous 2016 painting holiday.

*** Why not bring your non-knitting partner as well? There’s a generous £200 discount for him/her if they share a room with you — and there’s plenty for them to do. Have a look at our Partner’s Activities suggestions by clicking here.

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