Bedroom/space availability updated: 17.09.19


BEDROOMS:
TBL bedroom: 1st floor, largest twin-room, sea-view, 2 x small double beds + en suite bathroom (with bath + separate shower)
KFB bedroom: 1st floor, smallest cosy single room, sea-view, 1 x small double bed + own shower room (opposite bedroom)
SSK bedroom: 2nd floor, twin-room, sea-view, 2 x small double beds + own bathroom next to bedroom (with bath + separate shower)
PSSO bedroom: 2nd floor, largest single sea-view bedroom, 1 x double bed + own bathroom next to bedroom (with bath)
YO bedroom lower ground floor, largest single bedroom, kingsize bed, small sofa + shared shower-room with M1 (no sea-view)
M1 bedroom lower ground floor, 2nd largest single bedroom, kingsize bed, small sofa + shared shower-room with YO (no sea-view)


For all 3 night retreats: guests have the option of staying Sunday night leaving after breakfast on Monday

If you are interested in coming to be part of the magic please get in touch. We will send you the BOOKING FORM, T&Cs and RUNNING ORDER.


HOSTS for the weekend retreats are Belinda Harris-Reid and Brenda M. Watson + tea and cake, sea, luxury yarn in your hands, wonderful projects to make, laughter, delicious food, knitting and more knitting and chat ... oh and paddling (if the ocean is warm enough).

Day Guests

Day Guests attending all 3 days are welcome to the meet and greet supper on Thursday (no charge). We have space for one (or sometimes two) Day Guests due to people so wanting to book they are prepared to pay the single occupancy rate for a twin room, hence having ‘day guest spaces for the whole weekend’. Day Guests are here all day; from breakfast until bedtime, so they do not miss out on the day time fun. Many guests have stayed in Lyme Bay House Hotel - the B&B across the road! So convenient.



GETAWAY
January Thursday 16th – Sunday 19th
NAME OF EVENT: 'Shake off the New Year Blues' (bring your own projects - no workshop)
HOSTS for weekend: Belinda Harris-Reid and Brenda M. Watson

FULLY BOOKED



LEARNAWAY
January Thursday 23rd – Sunday 26th
NAME OF EVENT: Selbu Mittens
HOST for Saturday workshop: Anniken Allis

FULLY BOOKED



LEARNAWAY - 2 day workshop
February Thursday 6th – Sunday 9th
NAME OF EVENT: Learn Brioche Weekend + Fimo Button Making Funtime
HOSTS for weekend and workshop: Belinda Harris-Reid and Brenda M. Watson

FULLY BOOKED



LEARNAWAY - 2 day workshop
February Thursday 20th – Sunday 23rd
NAME OF EVENT: Circular Lace Knitting ; Strawberry Pi, Festival of Threads or Dancing Stitches (not pictured) all designed by BHR
HOSTS for weekend and workshop: Belinda Harris-Reid and Brenda M. Watson

FULLY BOOKED



LEARNAWAY
March Thursday 5th – Sunday 8th
NAME OF EVENT: REVERSIBLE OR DOUBLE KNITTING; two-colour thick fabric
HOST for Saturday workshop: Claire Crompton

FULLY BOOKED



LEARNAWAY
March Thursday 19th – Sunday 22nd
NAME OF EVENT: Lace Beading
HOST for Saturday workshop: Alison Crowther-Smith

FULLY BOOKED



LEARNAWAY
MARCH Thursday 26th – Sunday 29th
NAME OF EVENT: Natural Hand-dyeing (using red cabbage, madder root and logwood), + Knit/crochet your own shawl/socks/fun-thing out of your hand-dyed yarn
HOST for weekend: Lucy Lepchani

FULLY BOOKED



GETAWAY
April Thursday 2nd – Sunday 5th
NAME OF EVENT: Spring-time knitting fun (bring your own projects - no specific workshop)
HOSTS for weekend: Belinda Harris-Reid and Brenda M. Watson

FULLY BOOKED



LEARNAWAY
April Thursday 16th – Sunday 19th
NAME OF EVENT: Fab Crochet Experience with the Sublime Rachel Vowles
HOST for Saturday workshop: Rachel Vowles

FULLY BOOKED



LEARNAWAY - 2 day workshop
April Thursday 30th – May Sunday 3rd
NAME OF EVENT: Nuno Felting Bag/ Large Tote Bag
HOST for workshop: Lydia Tapley
NB: £15 extra for materials

AVAILABLE: TBL




LEARNAWAY
May Thursday 21st – Sunday 24th
NAME OF EVENT: Crochet with Janie Crow - workshop topic TBC
HOST for Saturday workshop: Jane Crowfoot

FULLY BOOKED



LEARNAWAY
June Thursday 4th – Sunday 7th
NAME OF EVENT: Fairisle and Steeking
HOST for Saturday workshop: Anniken Allis

FULLY BOOKED



LEARNAWAY
June Thursday 11th – Sunday 15th
NAME OF EVENT: Beginner Brioche; creating thick fabric (one colour, two colour, increase, decrease and cables)
HOSTS for weekend: Belinda Harris-Reid and Brenda M. Watson

FULLY BOOKED



LEARNAWAY
June Thursday 25th – Sunday 28th
NAME OF EVENT: BEANIE STYLE HAT - TWISTED RIB AND LATVIAN BRAID
HOST for Saturday workshop: Alison Crowther-Smith

AVAILABLE: SSK

Knit my amazingly fast, super-stylish Latvian Braid Hat! This design is knitted in the round using 2 shades of chunky-weight yarn. I will be teaching you how to knit it in the round, how to work the Latvian Braid colour work (probably the easiest colour work you will ever learn! And one of the most effective), how to decrease your hat at the crown, and how to adapt the design in a number of ways, such as making it bigger, smaller, changing the positioning of the Latvian Braids, and changing the basic stitches. My pattern gives you detailed notes on changing the size of the hat and design options. Or, you can just follow my pattern!

Other than the Braids, the hat is rib and stocking stitch and it is really much easier than it may look. If you can cast on, and knit and purl, even if you have never knitted a hat, or colour work, or knitted in the round, you can knit this hat!

You will need:
• 2 shades of chunky weight yarn; if you had 2 balls/skeins each c120m long, you would have enough for 2 hats. To make one hat, you will need c80m of each shade. You can also use more than 2 shades if you want to use up left-overs of chunky yarn.
• 1 x large pom-pom per hat.
• a circular needle that is 6mm in gauge and 40cm long, measured tip-to-tip (NOT JUST THE CABLE BIT).
• a set of 6mm DPNs (for the crown).
• 1 stitch marker.
The base pattern is for a hat that will fit an average sized adult female head. The yarns given above reflect that. I knitted my hats on a 40cm circular needle, when measured from tip-to-tip, which is the fastest and easiest way to knit this project, and I finished them on DPNs at the crown, but I can also teach you to knit the whole hat on DPNs or, Magic Loop. If you want to knit ML, bring a 6mm circular needle that is 100cm long. If you want to knit it on DPNs throughout, bring 4 or 5 6mm DPNs that are a little longer than the usual DPNs.

Hats are tension-critical and whilst I can perhaps do something about that with stitch numbers, if you know you are a tight knitter, please also bring your needles in size 7mm. If you know you are a loose knitter, please also bring your needles in size 5.5 or even 5mm.




LEARNAWAY - 2 day workshop
July Thursday 2nd – Sunday 5th
NAME OF EVENT: Natural Dye Workshop + knit a ‘one of a kind’ shawl with your own yarn or a pair of unique socks
HOST for Friday workshop: Caroline Bawn (Gorgeous Yarns) Hosts for Saturday and Sunday shawl workshop: Belinda Harris-Reid and Brenda M. Watson
NB: £10 extra for materials

FULLY BOOKED



LEARNAWAY
July Thursday 16th – Sunday 19th
NAME OF EVENT: Felting funtime - Nuno Felted Wrap or Tote bag + fantasy felted animals
HOST for two day workshop: Lydia Tapley
NB: £20 extra for materials

FULLY BOOKED at TKH - AVAILABLE: 1 day guest space (for the whole weekend)




LEARNAWAY - 2 day workshop
July Thursday 30th – August Sunday 2nd
NAME OF EVENT: SPARKLING TEXTURES
HOST for Friday and Saturday workshop: Debbie Abrahams
NB: + £80/per guest for weekend workshop (your TKH present goodie bag will be a yarn kit to complete the project)

FULLY BOOKED



GETAWAY
August Thursday 20th – Monday 24th (4 nights)
NAME OF EVENT: Summer Time Fun (bring your own projects - no specific workshop)
HOSTS for the weekend: Belinda Harris-Reid and Brenda M. Watson

FULLY BOOKED at TKH - AVAILABLE: 1 day guest space (for the whole weekend)

BRING YOUR OWN PROJECTS: knitting and crochet, have a 'making-me-time-sea-time' – bring your WIPs and projects and have a fun weekend relaxing with other woolly folk. Thursday 4pm until Monday after breakfast




LEARNAWAY
September Thursday 3rd – Sunday 6th
NAME OF EVENT: Design Your Own Fairisle
HOST for Saturday workshop: Alison Crowther-Smith

FULLY BOOKED



LEARNAWAY
October Thursday 1st – Sunday 4th
NAME OF EVENT: Fairisle and Steeking
HOST for Saturday workshop: Alison Crowther-Smith

FULLY BOOKED



LEARNAWAY -2 day workshop
OCTOBER Thursday 8th – Sunday 11th
NAME OF EVENT: LACE BEADED KNITTING - a new design by Belinda Harris-Reid
HOSTs for weekend: Belinda Harris-Reid & Brenda M. Watson

FULLY BOOKED



LEARNAWAY
October Thursday 22nd – Sunday 25th
NAME OF EVENT: MITRED SQUARES - (felted bag project)
HOST for weekend: Claire Crompton

FULLY BOOKED



*** NEW *** LEARNAWAY
October Thursday 29th – November Sunday 1st
NAME OF EVENT: Jeanette Sloan - work on one of her exquisite designs
HOST for Saturday workshop: Jeanette Sloan

AVAILABLE: 1 day guest space (for the whole weekend)

Colour is very important to me and my design process often begins with a search for an intriguing stitch that will inspire creative juices to flow or a decorative detail that will add a stylish, contemporary edge. I’ve worked as a freelance textile designer and tutor teaching both machine and hand knitting and as 'an accessories obsessive' have written 4 books on hand knitting. I’ve been very lucky to work with some of the best hand knitting brands in the UK and my designs have featured in several UK knitting magazines including Knitting Magazine where I am a regular contributor responsible for the ‘Ask Jeanette’ letters page, Yarn Reviews and A-Z of Techniques. Jeanette is championing diversity and representation. She is actively bringing these vital and essential conversations to our attention.

She writes: […] there are those who will say that conversations like this are unnecessary and that bringing race or skin colour into knitting and craft is being divisive or perhaps even ‘political correctness gone mad’. To those people I would ask them to imagine not seeing themselves represented on the pages of the magazines and publications they read and thinking how that would make them feel. Unwelcome? Invisible? In some way ‘less than’?….

We are thrilled to be welcoming Jeanette to TKH.




LEARNAWAY
November Thursday 19th – Monday 23rd
PROFESSIONAL FINISHING TECHNIQUES
HOST for workshop: Claire Crompton

FULLY BOOKED



LEARNAWAY - 2 day workshop
November Thursday 26th – Sunday 29th
NAME OF EVENT: How To Knit Garments
HOST for 2 day workshop: Anniken Allis

FULLY BOOKED



GETAWAY (4 nights)
December Thursday 3rd – Monday 7th (4 nights)
NAME OF EVENT: FESTIVE FROLICS at TKH (mulled wine and merriment)
HOSTS for weekend: Belinda Harris-Reid and Brenda M. Watson

FULLY BOOKED