Life after Tuscany and why I can’t wait to go back! A note from knitting tutor Sarah Hazell

The Watermill at Posara for painting, knitting, creative writing, Italian language, personal development and yoga holidays/vacations/retreats, Tuscany, Italy.

Sarah and her pupils in concentration mode. Picture Phil Wright

We had a delightful knitting week with our new tutor Sarah Hazell this year and we’re looking forward to seeing her for another fun-filled inspiring course next year. Sarah’s relishing her return, too. In a recent blog post she wrote: “Life has been extremely busy since I returned from Tuscany in September. When I received an email from Bill last week, it made me stop and reflect on the glorious week I had spent at the Watermill and how much I am looking forward to returning next May.”

 Sarah adds: “A knitting holiday at The Watermill offers so much – splendid location, delicious food and opportunities to explore some of the local region. There is also a real sense of community, with Bill and Lois employing and supporting lots of local people. And then there is the knitting of course!

The Watermill at Posara for painting, knitting, creative writing, Italian language, personal development and yoga holidays/vacations/retreats, Tuscany, Italy.

The Watermill sitting room, an ideal place to knit and chat. Picture: Phil Wright.

Sarah says: “You will have lots of opportunities to work on two different projects throughout the week. Workshop sessions tend to start with a technique focus linked to the projects and then a chance to work at your own pace with me on hand to offer support or advice if you need it. I am always happy to help with any other projects that you might bring with you.”

Sarah’s projects for her week here are both inspired by the Watermill location. Sarah says: The first is a cabled scarf/cowl reflecting all the twist and turns that you will encounter during your stay – from the winding landscape through to the vines at the Watermill.

Sarah cropped sweater close up“The second project will be a more experimental piece, inspired by the roof tiles on the buildings. We will combine colour work and sequence knitting to evoke colour and texture as a starting point, leaving you free to decide on the final form of this piece, e.g., a bag/cushion or framed sample.”

 

 

 

Sarah will be joining us again for another Knitting and La Bella Vita week next year, from Saturday 5 May to Saturday 12 May 2018. And don’t forget there’s an Early Bird booking discount. (See below.) Eight knitters are already booked in, so we have room for just three or four more.

Here’s what one of our guests had to say about this year’s course: Thank you for the invigorating knitting experience last week. The weather cooperated beautifully and the food at the Watermill and the other locations was excellent and varied. It is a plus for you that Sarah will return next May. She is prepared and organized; flexible and patient with attendees of all capabilities with a good sense of humour.”

Sarah Hazell is a designer in knit and crochet, and author of several books. She says, “I have a passion for beautiful yarn and textiles and am endlessly fascinated by colour, pattern and texture. She loves to teach new techniques and inspire confidence in others. Sarah’s workshop at the mill will show you to elevate your knits from homemade to handmade.

Our Early Bird offer: If you book before 31 December 2017 there’s a £GBP 75 per person discount on this fabulous 2018 knitting course.  To enquire about availability and/or to reserve your place, please click here.

Sarah H plus pic

5-12 May 2018

Sarah Hazell

Knitting and La Bella Vita

To find out more about Sarah and her course, please click here.

Come and join us!

The Watermill at Posara for painting, knitting, creative writing, Italian language, personal development and yoga holidays/vacations/retreats, Tuscany, Italy.

Knitting under the shade of the vines in the Watermill garden

 

 

 

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