RETREATS: NEW dates - workshop topics will be finalised as and when Tutors let us know...
Bedroom/space availability updated: 24.04.19



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, wine, delicious food, knitting and more knitting and chat ... oh and paddling (if the ocean is warm enough).



WINTER 2020


GETAWAY
January Thursday 16th – Sunday 19th
NAME OF EVENT: 'Shake off the New Year Blues' (bring your own projects - no specific workshop)
HOSTS for weekend: Belinda Harris-Reid and Brenda M. Watson
AVAILABLE: FULLY BOOKED but space for 1 day guest (not staying at TKH)



LEARNAWAY
January Thursday 23rd – Sunday 26th
NAME OF EVENT: Selbu Mittens
HOST for Saturday workshop: Anniken Allis
AVAILABLE: FULLY BOOKED but space for 1 day guest (not staying at TKH)

Traditional Norwegian 'Selbu' mittens are popular with knitters around the world. Traditionally knitted in black and white wool featuring traditional Norwegian 'fair isle' patterns but these mittens can be worked in a variety of colours for a modern look. This workshop will teach you how to knit fair isle, how to knit in the round with a circular needle using the magic loop technique and how to shape your mittens. Techniques taught in this class can also be used to knit traditional Latvian and Estonian mittens. You will get a Selbu-inspired mitten pattern to take home. Please bring: 4ply yarn, 3.25mm circular needle (80cm long). Skills needed: Knit, cast on and cast off.




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
AVAILABLE: M1

Design Projects by BHR: Keep it Cosy (2 colour buttoned cowl - basic brioche; beginning the journey) + Here We Go Again (2 colour shoulder wrap - moving sts; increases and decreases - next step) and/or Together (long wrap around 2 colour scarf - more complex increases and decreases - advanced)
BRIOCHE; thick dense reversible ribbed fabric; worked in two colours and slipping alternate stitches means you work one row twice.

You will need: 2 x 100g of DK (225m/100g) in two colours (total of 200g) - one 100g hank of undyed yarn will be in your goodie bag. You can either bring your own contrast yarn to work with or buy 100g hank of DK from BHR's yarn collection. You will also need 4mm short (50cm) circular needles (the design is worked forwards and backwards not in the round).


BRIOCHE - Belinda's 'Together' pattern



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



SPRING


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

Alison Crowther-Smith is an experienced teacher, author and designer. She specialises in accessory design, felted hand-knitting with a really modern twist, and also in working with some of Rowan’s highly specialist yarns, for example, Kidsilk Haze.

Beaded knitting is transformative. Get in touch with your glitter gene on this sparkling course. I teach you to knit with beads, with the beads threaded onto the yarn, in order to ensure that the beads sit perfectly straight, exactly where I want them, and on the surface of your knitting. On this course, you will have the choice of knitting a super-simple beaded wrap – basic stocking stitch, with a deep flounce, and beaded all over. Or a slightly more complex boa with beads on the edges. Both are knitted in Kidsilk Haze but you can easily vary the yarns up to fine DK weight and still use the beads. The boa is knitted sideways and has deep beaded inserts. Neither of the patterns is difficult though the boa is moderately complex. You need no special skills to take part in this course but just to be a reasonably confident knitter. You will also be shown many samples of my beaded knits and we will cover other imaginative ways to bring glamour into your knits including beaded Fairisle, beaded felt, I-cords with beads, and how to adapt an existing pattern to add a beaded feature such as at the cuffs of a sweater.

You will need: • For the Gleam Wrap: 3 x 25g balls of Rowan Kidsilk Haze or a similar super-fine kid-mohair yarn; c1,700 beads size 6 (or size 8, which are smaller); 5.5mm needles. Knitted flat. • For the Eastwater Boa: Note: the shades need to both blend nicely and contrast enough. 2 balls of Kidsilk Haze in shade A – I used ‘Ultra’ sh no 659; 2 balls of Kidsilk Haze in shade B – I used ‘Ghost’ sh no 642; 572 beads, size 6 – I used crystal; 1 long circular needle, size 5mm (this is used instead of single pointed needles, not for knitting in the round, but we need it to accommodate the number of stitches).




***NEW*** 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
AVAILABLE: KFB, M1, YO

Lucy will spend the morning teaching principles and theory, doing prep for mordanting, and then later in the morning you can practice on a simple veg dye (red cabbage) which has diverse colours with modifiers, and isn't complicated or mucky. Then, in the afternoon, Lucy can guide you into autonomous dyeing with madder root and logwood. Logwood, madder and cabbage will give a good educational experience, and colours with variation. Mistakes are to be encouraged as a learning process - all the wool will be knittable and lovely. It will be merry and colourful, educational and such important skills passed on.



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: £10 extra for materials
AVAILABLE: SSK




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



SUMMER


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: TBL, KFB, 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
AVAILABLE: TBL, SSK




LEARNAWAY
July Thursday 16th – Sunday 19th
NAME OF EVENT: Wet Felting Fantasy Animals; cats and dogs
HOST for two day workshop): Lydia Tapley
NB: £10 extra for materials
AVAILABLE: TBL, KFB, SSK, PSSO




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 + a little boat trip (bring your own projects - no specific workshop)
HOSTS for the weekend: Belinda Harris-Reid and Brenda M. Watson
FULLY BOOKED but space for 1 x day guest (not staying at TKH)

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

4 night GETAWAY retreat; for added fun-time; arrive Thursday 4pm for 6pm welcome supper, Friday (goodie bags, fudge, tea-time treats and Pimms o'clock fun-time, + fish and chips supper by candle-light, or if the weather is fine we can eat sitting on the sea-wall dangling our toes in the brrrr sea!), Saturday (boat trip, more knitting and fun times, - out to local restaurant for supper), Sunday more knitting/crochet, chat and eating + Devon Cream tea + supper (antipasto, cheese and biccies, wine, baked potatoes and yum stuff) and leave Monday afternoon after tea-time snacks. + Yummy breakfast and lunch cooked by our fab Nicola...




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



WINTER


GETAWAY - Private Party
September Thursday 17th – Sunday 20th
HOSTS for the weekend: Belinda Harris-Reid and Brenda M. Watson
FULLY BOOKED


LEARNAWAY
October Thursday 1st – Sunday 4th
NAME OF EVENT: Fairisle and Steeking
HOST for Saturday workshop: Alison Crowther-Smith
FULLY BOOKED but space for 1 x day guest (not staying at TKH)





*** NEW *** LEARNAWAY
October Thursday 22nd – Sunday 25th
NAME OF EVENT: MITRED SQUARES - (felted bag project)
HOST for weekend: Claire Crompton
AVAILABLE: KFB, PSSO, YO, M1

Mitred Squares (aka modular knitting or domino knitting) is a great patchwork technique, and easy to learn. Squares are joined together as you knit so no seams to sew and stunning colour effects can be created using one yarn at a time. Learn the basic square and how to join it with others to create a spacious tote bag. The tote bag is worked in chunky-weight yarn so it’s quick to make and could be felted too. There are options for handles; the bag uses the straps to draw the top closed but it could also have sew-on handles. Alternative finishes and lining will be shown so you can finish the bag the way you want. Learn also how to use mitred squares for fashion accessories including scarves, cowls and wraps, for garments, and for home accessories.

Measurements: Finished bag measures approx 43cm wide x 38cm high x 9.5cm deep

Yarn: 500m (545 yds) of chunky-weight yarn. Look on the ball band for the length of yarn (metreage/yardage) contained in one ball. These yarn amounts are intended as a guide only; you may use more or less depending on your knitting tension and the type of yarn. If in doubt, add an extra ball or skein. Suitable yarns: Variegated, self-striping or hand painted yarns will emphasise the different directions of knitting. Or bring several colours of yarn, maybe oddments or stash yarns to make up your own colour mix. Handles: These aren’t necessary for the workshop; you may find it helpful to see the different options before buying any ready-made handles. I often make handles/straps from belts sourced from charity shops; two thin belts buckled together make a great shoulder strap for the draw-closed version shown. Needles: 6.5mm needles or size recommended on the ball band.

To felt the bag choose a yarn that is 100% wool or has a high percentage of wool. Some wools are machine-washable and will not felt; knit a small sample and make sure it felts before starting to knit.

A list of suitable yarns will be available closer to the workshop date.




LEARNAWAY: PRIVATE PARTY
November Thursday 19th – Monday 23rd
PROFESSIONAL FINISHING TECHNIQUES - for the YARN ENGINEERS
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
AVAILABLE: KFB, PSSO, M1

Learn how to knit a basic garment with set in sleeves. This workshop will include how to read a pattern for a simple sweater, how to plan your garment to make the finishing details easier, how to shape for armholes and necklines, how to knit sleeves and sleeve caps and how to sew up your sweater and pick up stitches for necklines and button bands. During the two days you will be working on a mini sweater. Please bring: 100gr dk yarn and 4mm knitting needles OR 100gr 4ply yarn and 3.5mm knitting needles, sewing needle, calculator, notebook, pen or pencil. Skills needed: Knit, purl, cast on and cast off.


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