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IONA HOUSE

A cream villa overlooking the immediate coastline with a 180 degree view of nearby clifftops, Exmouth and across Lyme Bay.


THE KNITTING HOTEL is our home, over-looking the sea in Dawlish, Devon.

Everyone can soak up the wonderful seaside view and atmosphere, eat a delicious home-cooked lunch and yummy Devon cream tea. Sink into a sofa watching the waves and spend a relaxing retreat, indulging in a few days focussed on making soft, fluffy and warm things.
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We host 3 day GETAWAY and LEARNAWAY retreats approximately twice a month, so there are plenty of dates to choose from.

Please see below

Description for LEARNAWAYs




BOOKING

Come and Play...


If you would like to book a GETAWAY or LEARNAWAY place please email info@theknittinghotel.co.uk or phone us on 01626 866966 to check availability. We will then send you our Terms and Conditions document and the Booking Form to read, complete and return.

To secure your place we require a £60 deposit, the outstanding balance needs to be paid 6 weeks before the event. Payment details are indicated on the Booking Form.

3 night GETAWAYs

For guests staying at TKH: from £300 (shared room) to £380 (single occupancy). Please see prices below.

Sunday night : stay an extra night as a B&B guest (£55/person) and go home on Monday after breakfast. Or you could spend some extra time in Dawlish, go for a walk, go shopping, explore, go to the sea etc..

Non-participant guests staying at TKH:
3 nights B&B (sharing the same room with a K2GETHER participant) £180

Day-guests for either Friday (10am to 5pm), Saturday (10am to 5pm) or Sunday (10am to 4pm), not staying at TKH: £65/guest/day

For all day guests there will be mid-morning tea/coffee/biccies, home-cooked lunch, tea-time cake/treats and a gift bag with luxury yarn and pattern

3 night LEARNAWAYs

We are inviting talented knitting or crochet designers, mill owners, spinners, fibre specialists etc. to host very special workshop days.

For guests staying at TKH: from £340 (shared room) to £420 (single occupancy). Please see prices below.

Sunday night : stay an extra night as a B&B guest (£55/person) and go home on Monday after breakfast. Or you could spend some extra time in Dawlish, go for a walk, go shopping, explore, go to the sea etc..

Non-participant guests staying at TKH:
3 nights B&B (sharing the same room with a K2GETHER participant) £180

Day-guests for Saturday Workshop (10am to 5pm)not staying at TKH: £95/guest/day

Day-guests for either Friday (10am to 5pm) or Sunday (10am to 4pm), not staying at TKH: £65/guest/day

For all day guests there will be mid-morning tea/coffee/biccies, home-cooked lunch, tea-time cake/treats and a gift bag with luxury yarn and pattern

SPRING 2018


*depending on room size, sharing or single occupancy and bathroom facilities

GETAWAY MARCH Thursday 22nd – Sunday 25th
BELINDA HARRIS-REID and BRENDA M. WATSON
THICK FABRIC: Brioche Techniques
For 3 night retreat: from £300 each to £380* + the option of staying Sunday night as a B&B guest £55/person
FULLY BOOKED


LEARNAWAY APRIL Thursday 12th – Sunday 15th, including Saturday Workshop
ALISON CROWTHER-SMITH
VIEW THE COLOURS: Fair-isle knitting in the round, create a stunning multi-coloured Cowl
For 3 night retreat: from £340 to £420* + the option of staying Sunday night as a B&B guest £55/person
FULLY BOOKED


LEARNAWAY APRIL Thursday 19th – Sunday 22nd, including Saturday Workshop
DI STEWART
STICK WITH HOOK: Tunisian Crochet
For 3 night retreat: from £340 to £420* + the option of staying Sunday night as a B&B guest £55/person
FULLY BOOKED


SPRING/SUMMER 2018


LEARNAWAY MAY Thursday 10th – Sunday 13th, including Saturday Workshop
CLAIRE CROMPTON
PERFECT JOINS: Professional Finishing Techniques
For 3 night retreat: from £340 to £420* + the option of staying Sunday night as a B&B guest £55/person

GETAWAY JUNE Thursday 7th to Sunday 10th
BELINDA HARRIS-REID and BRENDA M. WATSON
Working on your own projects: bring your WIP, knit, crochet, chat, eat, watch the waves etc..
For 3 night retreat: from £300 to £380* + the option of staying Sunday night as a B&B guest £55/person
FULLY BOOKED


LEARNAWAY JULY Thursday 12th – Sunday 15th, including Saturday Workshop
ANNIKEN ALLIS
SPIN THE CLOUD: Beaded lace Knitting
For 3 night retreat: from £340 to £420*

GETAWAY JULY Thursday 19th – Monday 23rd
BELINDA HARRIS-REID and BRENDA M. WATSON
THICK FABRIC: Brioche Techniques
For 4 night retreat: from £355 each to £435* (Thursday 5pm to Monday morning)
FULLY BOOKED


LEARNAWAY AUGUST Thursday 9th – Sunday 12th, including Saturday Workshop
SUE BLACKER and JEAN FIELD
CELEBRATE FIBRE: Lecture and Spinning Workshop
For 3 night retreat: from £340 to £420* + the option of staying Sunday night as a B&B guest £55/person

AUTUMN/WINTER 2018


LEARNAWAY SEPTEMBER Thursday 6th – Sunday 9th, including Saturday Workshop
ANNIKEN ALLIS
SWIM THE SKY: Project Workshop; Octavia Shawl
For 3 night retreat: from £340 to £420* + the option of staying Sunday night as a B&B guest £55/person

GETAWAY SEPTEMBER Thursday 13th – Sunday 16th
BELINDA HARRIS-REID and BRENDA M. WATSON
TRIANGLE BLOCKS: Project workshop; Jazz (short-row shaping)
For 3 night retreat: from £300 to £380* + the option of staying Sunday night as a B&B guest £55/person
FULLY BOOKED


GETAWAY SEPTEMBER Thursday 21st – Sunday 23rd
EMILY CROSS
Ceramic BUTTON MAKING WORKSHOP
For 3 night retreat: from £340 to £420* (+ £5 for materials: clay, firing and glazes) + the option of staying Sunday night as a B&B guest £55/person

LEARNAWAY OCTOBER Thursday 4th – Sunday 7th, including Saturday Workshop
ALISON CROWTHER-SMITH
VIEW THE COLOURS: Fair-isle knitting in the round, create a stunning multi-coloured Cowl
For 3 night retreat: from £340 to £420* + the option of staying Sunday night as a B&B guest £55/person
FULLY BOOKED


NEW DATE - LEARNAWAY OCTOBER Thursday 18th – Sunday 22nd, including Saturday Workshop
CLAIRE CROMPTON
PERFECT JOINS: Professional Finishing Techniques
PLUS (Friday and Sunday): Brioche - BELINDA HARRIS-REID and BRENDA M. WATSON
For 4 night retreat: from £355 to £435* (Thursday 5pm to Monday morning)

GETAWAYS NOVEMBER Thursday 1st – Sunday 4th
BELINDA HARRIS-REID and BRENDA M. WATSON
WARM TOES: Knitting Socks
Working on your own projects: bring your WIP, knit, crochet, chat, eat, watch the waves etc.. For 3 night retreat: from £300 to £380* + the option of staying Sunday night as a B&B guest £55/person
FULLY BOOKED


GETAWAY DECEMBER Thursday 6th – Sunday 9th
Christmas Winter Festival fun-time
BELINDA HARRIS-REID and BRENDA M. WATSON
For 3 night retreat: from £300 to £380* + the option of staying Sunday night as a B&B guest £55/person
FULLY BOOKED


BHR and BMW

The fab BRENDA M WATSON (BMW) will be on hand, at all events, to support Belinda with all manner of technical knitting and crochet knowhow!

Brenda is a technical wizard when it comes to knitting and crochet techniques, BHR is thrilled that Brenda will be on-hand at all events for any technical questions and advice.

Brenda M. Watson has been knitting for over 60 years. Taught to knit by her aunt - the first garment she knitted was a cardigan for herself when she was 8 yrs old. When BMW was 14 yrs old her mother wanted a ‘fan and feather’ top. BMW knitted it and her mother wore it to work. Everyone wanted one - and so it started... And so Brenda’s knitting ‘career’ began when she started knitting for a bit of pocket money. Brenda has knitted for numerous designers (the list is long), the first being Jenny Sandler, in the 80s (intarsia mostly) and more recently for Rowan, Stylecraft and Wendy design and yarn companies (all the garments, toys, accessories and homeware are used for photo shoots). One of BMW’s claim to fame is that she knitted a peplum cardigan for Joanna Lumley (which JL wore on a TV series called ‘Class Act’).




March 2018 - in the snow...