More knitting and more Bella Vita!

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We’ve two knitting courses planned for next year – and, given the continuing international popularity of our knitting weeks, there will probably be even more and we’ve two new tutors to entice you, Sarah Hatton and Lisa Richardson – and, of course, as ever, you’ll enjoy both knitting and La Bella Vita Italiana at The Watermill and its stunning Tuscan surroundings.

Yes, La Bella Vita means ‘The Good Life’ in Italian and that’s just what you’ll be savouring when you take one of our wonderfully relaxing and inspiring week-long knitting holidays in the beautiful Tuscan countryside. You’ll work at The Watermill on projects from top designers and you’ll also be knitting at a privately owned ex-monastery and in the grounds of a fabulous hill-top restaurant.

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You’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.

Your inspiring 2016 knitting tutors

Sarah Hatton head and shouldersSarah 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 and for her week-long course at the mill she has devised two specially-designed projects for you to knit: a lace scarf and a cable classic Aran project. She will also pass on professional tips and techniques to take your knits from ‘homemade’ to ‘handmade’.

*** We’ve already had nine bookings for Sarah’s course, so there are only two places left! If you are keen to grab those places, see How to Book below.***

Lisa Richardson head and shouldersLisa Richardson ’s name is instantly associated with the Rowan pattern house. In addition to her designer role, she manages the pattern editing process and mentors newer members of the design team. She says, “My biggest drive is to people create something that they will cherish for years to come.”

Lisa is also an enthusiastic  tutor, winning much praise from her workshop participants. For her week-long course at the mill she has devised two specially designed projects for you to knit: one inspired by Italian lace work; and the other that fully justifies her label as ‘slip stitch queen’.

 

Lisa Richardson’s slip stitch bag, one of the projects for her knitting week.

Lisa Richardson’s slip stitch bag, one of the projects for her knitting week.

These are the dates for our two (so far) knitting weeks in 2016:

Sarah Hatton head and shoulders21 May to 28 May 2016

Sarah Hatton

Knitting and La Bella Vita

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

 

Lisa Richardson head and shoulders10 September to 17 September 2016

Lisa Richardson

Knitting and La Bella Vita

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

 

How to book a 2016 knitting holiday or find out more

If you’d like to book or find out more, please visit our Knitting Holidays website by clicking here. Or use our secure Knitting holidays Enquiry Form by clicking here.

 

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