RETREATS: Dates for 2022


Please keep popping back to check on availability. If an event is Fully Booked do not despair, we have a waiting list. If you like the look of a retreat please let us know and we'll add your name to this list. We also have a general waiting list (happy to attend any event) so if you prefer this option please contact us.


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 with shower)
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 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, wonderful projects to make, laughter, wine, delicious food, knitting and more knitting and chat ... oh and paddling (if the ocean is warm enough).

All participants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


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June Thurs. 30th – July Sun. 3rd
EVENT: Crochet: experimenting and playing with colour, texture and pattern
Host for Saturday workshop: Jo Smith (crochet designer, maker, artist)

AVAILABLE: 1 x FULL-TIME DAY GUEST- here for the whole weekend from breakfast to zzzzz - (not staying at TKH) - please note day guests do not miss out on the fun. Most DGs book a bed (just board) at the B&B across the road; they are still part of the magic, they just don't sleep here.



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July Thurs. 7th  – Sun. 10th
EVENT: TBC - Oenburg Lace
Host for workshop:Anniken Allis
+ Learn Tunisian Crochet with Brenda

AVAILABLE: 1 x FULL-TIME DAY GUEST- here for the whole weekend from breakfast to zzzzz - (not staying at TKH) - please note day guests do not miss out on the fun. Most DGs book a bed (just board) at the B&B across the road; they are still part of the magic, they just don't sleep here.



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July Thurs. 21st – Sun. 24th
EVENT: Hand Dyeing Yarn and How to Knit Socks - £25 extra for hand-dyeing materials - 2 day workshop
HOST for Friday (am) workshop: Sue Bamford
HOSTS for Saturday worshop: Alison Crowther-Smith: Moebius Project

AVAILABLE: 1 x FULL-TIME DAY GUEST- here for the whole weekend from breakfast to zzzzz - (not staying at TKH) - please note day guests do not miss out on the fun. Most DGs book a bed (just board) at the B&B across the road; they are still part of the magic, they just don't sleep here.

A real knitted Moebius is a thing of great beauty and one of the most satisfying things to knit. Once the Moebius cast on is learned, the rest is simply knitting or purling in the round. On this course, I will teach you:

The true Moebius cast on. How to work the Moebius from cast on, to completion. How to create a simple but lovely Moebius shoulder Cowl. How to make many variations of a Moebius in the future. To take part you really only need basic knitting skills – to be able to cast on, off, knit, and purl. These are the only skills that you will use to knit the basic Moebius I am teaching you. You also need a sense of adventure, lovely, open mind, and to be prepared to feel amazing when you add this skill to your repertoire.

You will need: A 5mm circular needle that is 150cm long, measured from tip-to-tip. I recommend fixed cable circulars for Moebius knitting but interchangeables are also fine. A stitch marker. 2 x 50g balls of any DK yarn – plain, variegated, or mix up your shades. 1 x 25g ball of Rowan Kidsilk Haze (or similar silk/mohair yarn) – optional, one of the pattern variations has Kidsilk Haze stripes and a Kidsilk Haze ruffle at the edge.



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July Thurs. 28th – Sun. 31st
EVENT: WET FELTING Design Workshop
Friday and Saturday workshop host: Lydia Tapley

AVAILABLE: 1 x FULL-TIME DAY GUEST- here for the whole weekend from breakfast to zzzzz - (not staying at TKH) - please note day guests do not miss out on the fun. Most DGs book a bed (just board) at the B&B across the road; they are still part of the magic, they just don't sleep here.

Nuno Wrap on silk chiffon or cotton or Cobweb Wrap. All materials will be provided, you can choose embellishment shapes and fibre colours nearer the time. You will need to bring 2 m length of silk, silk chiffon or cotton (patterned or plain) as the base of your wrap.

Nuno felting is a technique in which a sheer fabric (such as silk gauge or cotton muslin) is incorporated or bonded into wool fibres, creating a lightweight felt. Fibres can completely cover the background fabric or can be used to create designs allowing the background fabric to dominate.

Cobweb felt is a technique in which wool fibres are laid out with 'naturally occurring holes' - this technique can also incorporate silks, novelty yarns and locks, but these must be trapped down by a light layer of fibres.



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August Thurs. 4th – Sun. 7th
EVENT: a delicious design
Host for workshop: Jeanette Sloan

AVAILABLE: 1 x FULL-TIME DAY GUEST- here for the whole weekend from breakfast to zzzzz - (not staying at TKH) - please note day guests do not miss out on the fun. Most DGs book a bed (just board) at the B&B across the road; they are still part of the magic, they just don't sleep here.

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.






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September Thurs. 1st  – Sun. 4th
EVENT: Learn to Spin (wheel and drop spindle) + plying yarn; understanding your yarn better
Friday and Saturday workshop host: Jackie Millichap

AVAILABLE: 1 x FULL-TIME DAY GUEST- here for the whole weekend from breakfast to zzzzz - (not staying at TKH) - please note day guests do not miss out on the fun. Most DGs book a bed (just board) at the B&B across the road; they are still part of the magic, they just don't sleep here.

Understand where wool comes from. How fleece can differ depending on breed of sheep. How the fleece itself influences what you do with it and how to prepare it. Using a spinning wheel; setting up, tension, getting it rotating the correct way, spinning a basic 'single', plying 2 singles resulting in a small skien of wonderful yarn. Different types of sheep fleece; looking at a whole fleece / which bits are best etc.. Prepping fleece ready for spinning; dagging/ washing etc.. Carding / combing fleece (and when to do which method). Woollen / worsted spinning / art yarn. Using a drop spindle. Designing yarn; what fibre to blend / how much twist is required / what method of spinning etc..

The group will dictate the order in which things are covered. I will supply some basic handouts to cover all the above. 4 wheels we be available for guests - NB: Jackie will host two sessions on 'how to spin'; 4 guests in each session.




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September Thurs. 8th – Sun. 11th
EVENT: Knitted and Beaded Wire – unique
Host for Saturday workshop: Suraya Hossain

AVAILABLE: 1 x FULL-TIME DAY GUEST- here for the whole weekend from breakfast to zzzzz - (not staying at TKH) - please note day guests do not miss out on the fun. Most DGs book a bed (just board) at the B&B across the road; they are still part of the magic, they just don't sleep here.





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September Thurs. 15th – Sun. 19th
EVENT: Karen's Party; Hot-water bottle cover, mini or standard
Host for Saturday workshop: Alison Crowther-Smith



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September Thurs. 29th – October Sun. 3rd
EVENT - 2 day workshop: Hand Dyeing Yarn and BRIOCHE; learn and develop skills - £25 extra for hand-dyeing materials - 2 day workshop
HOST for Friday (am) workshop:
HOSTS for Friday (pm), Saturday worshop and weekend: Belinda Harris-Reid and Brenda M. Watson



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October Thurs. 6th  – Sun. 9th
EVENT: Shawl Shaping Recipes
Host for Saturday workshop: Anniken Allis

AVAILABLE: 1 x FULL-TIME DAY GUEST- here for the whole weekend from breakfast to zzzzz - (not staying at TKH) - please note day guests do not miss out on the fun. Most DGs book a bed (just board) at the B&B across the road; they are still part of the magic, they just don't sleep here.

How to create crescent, rectangle, circular (magic loop; knitted and crochet), square, i-cord cast-off, adding st patterns, applied borders. "I will do a worksheet/booklet and then let people choose which shawl shapes they want to focus on which will work better with knitters of different abilities/knitting speeds etc. Then I'll cover techniques that apply to all shapes like adding lace."




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October Thurs. 20th – Sun. 23rd
EVENT: Top Down Fairilse Yoke Sweater
Host for Saturday workshop: Anniken Allis



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October Thurs. 27th   – Sun. 30th
EVENT: Brioche (am) and Tuck Stitches (pm)
Host for Saturday workshop: Anniken Allis

Two great techniques to get your head around. Morning session: Brioche (creating reversible thick fabric - with moving sts), Afternoon session: Tuck Stitches (pattern repeat), using more than one colours results in a rather lovely mesh effect.




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November Thurs. 3rd  – Sun. 6th
EVENT: BRIOCHE
Host for weekend workshop: Belinda Harris-Reid and Brenda M. Watson

AVAILABLE: 1 x FULL-TIME DAY GUEST- here for the whole weekend from breakfast to zzzzz - (not staying at TKH) - please note day guests do not miss out on the fun. Most DGs book a bed (just board) at the B&B across the road; they are still part of the magic, they just don't sleep here.

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).




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November Thurs. 17th – Sun. 20th
EVENT: Hand Dyeing Yarn and + knit your own socks - £25 extra for hand-dyeing materials - 2 day workshop

HOST for Friday monring hand-dyeing; hand-painting your own yarn; knit or crochet something delicious with a yarn specially coloured by you.
Host for Saturday workshop: Alison Crowther-Smith -

 



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November Thurs. 24th – Sun. 27th
EVENT: Winter Time Woolly Time
Host for Saturday workshop: Alison Crowther-Smith

AVAILABLE: 1 x FULL-TIME DAY GUEST- here for the whole weekend from breakfast to zzzzz - (not staying at TKH) - please note day guests do not miss out on the fun. Most DGs book a bed (just board) at the B&B across the road; they are still part of the magic, they just don't sleep here.



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December Thurs. 8th – Sun. 11th
EVENT: Festive Frolics - decorations and more
Host for Saturday workshop: Alison Crowther-Smith

Christmas winter time projects; utterly delightful stuff to make + mulled wine, crackers and more.




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December Thurs. 15th – Sun. 18th
EVENT: Festive Frolics - decorations and more
Hosts for weekend: Belinda and Brenda

AVAILABLE: 1 x FULL-TIME DAY GUEST- here for the whole weekend from breakfast to zzzzz - (not staying at TKH) - please note day guests do not miss out on the fun. Most DGs book a bed (just board) at the B&B across the road; they are still part of the magic, they just don't sleep here.

Christmas winter time projects; utterly delightful stuff to make + mulled wine, crackers and more.