Knitting and Crochet Holidays
Our knitting and crochet holidays appeal to both beginners and seasoned professionals. Enjoy the comfortable surroundings and relaxed company while developing your chosen skill. You can come as a group or on your own and you’ll be sure to make new friends while you are here.
Holidays are available from 2 to 6 nights. A list of available dates is below.
Numbers attending the courses are small to allow your tutor to give you personalised instruction.
Guests are welcome to bring along their current projects, or any unfinished work, and our tutor will provide help and advice on your project along the way. However for knitters, you can also choose to create one of the two projects described below; the recommended yarns are a suggestion only, you can of course bring your own yarns, provided they are of the same weight as needed for the projects.
Beginners – what do I need?
For beginners, we will create a beautiful pair of customised hand knitted slippers. No previous knitting experience is needed. The required materials to complete this project are 100g of Arran weight wool, and a pair of 6mm knitting needles.
Experienced knitters – what do I need?
For knitters with experience, why not have a go at knitting one of our beautiful sets of tea cosies with matching coasters? You can practice or learn Fair Isle or Intarsia techniques, and there are many designs to choose from! The materials required for the tea cosies are one pair of 4mm needles, 30g of Arran weight wool for the main colour, and 20g or Arran weight wool for the contrasting colour. For a pair of knitted coasters, you will need one pair of 3.25mm needles and 10g each of 2 colours of Double Knitting (DK) weight yarn.
Recommended yarns are Rowan Tweed DK, Rowan Worsted, and Colinette yarns; all available for purchase at www.knittingforall.co.uk/shop.
Samira Hill is a professional knitting and crochet teacher, and as part of the Knitting For All company teaches children, teenagers and adults various textile craft activities on a regular basis. In her spare time, she likes to design her own garments and accessories, and is constantly busy with trying out new techniques, intricate stitches or adventurous projects! Samira believes life is a constant learning curve, and there is always something new to learn and try when it comes to knitting or crochet for that matter, whatever your abilities. Her teaching always reflects her attitude to knitting: very creative, rewarding, social, relaxing, therapeutic.. And most importantly, it’s fun!
Arrive late afternoon on the Sunday to afternoon tea in the lounge and a warm welcome from us.
During the week you will work on your project at morning and afternoon sessions in one of our beautiful rooms at Gartmore House. By the end of your holiday you will have completed your chosen project or be well on your way to completing your larger project!
Spend the evenings in the lounge where we have a beautiful log burning fire with a variety of board games and a great opportunity to meet and get to know your new friends that you will spend the week with. We can also offer a DVD night in our lovely Oak Room and look forward to a celebration dinner on the Thursday evening – we can’t let your hard work over the last few days go un-noticed!
Your week will also include a visit to Loch Katrine or The Scottish Wool Centre in Aberfoyle. Transport is provided for this trip.
Departure is after breakfast on the Friday or if you wish to stay on for an extra couple of days to explore the gorgeous sights of the Trossachs, this can also be arranged.
Dates and cost*
Sunday 8th – Friday 13th October 2017 – £345 per person (5 nights) (special introductory rate)
Sunday 26th November – Friday 1st December 2017 – £345 per person (5 nights) (special introductory rate)
Friday 12th – Tuesday 16th January 2018 – £375 per person (4 nights)
Friday 16th – Sunday 18th February 2018 – £289 per person (2 nights)
Sunday 18th – Friday 23rd February 2018 – £499 per person (5 nights)
Friday 2nd – Sunday 4th March 2018 – £289 per person (2 nights)
Sunday 4th – Friday 9th March 2018 – £499 per person (5 nights)
Monday 2nd – Friday 6th April 2018 – £375 per person (4 nights)
Friday 6th – Sunday 8th April 2018 – £289 per person (2 nights)
Friday 11th – Sunday 13th May 2018 – £289 per person (2 nights)
Sunday 13th – Saturday 19th May 2018 – £579 per person (6 nights)
Friday 15th – Sunday 17th June 2018 – £289 per person (2 nights)
Sunday 17th – Friday 22nd June 2018 – £499 per person (5 nights)
Monday 2nd – Friday 6th July 2018 – £375 per person (4 nights)
Friday 21st – Sunday 23rd September 2018 – £289 per person (2 nights)
Sunday 23rd – Friday 28th September 2018 – £499 per person (5 nights)
Friday 12th – Sunday 14th October 2018 – £289 per person (2 nights)
Sunday 14th – Friday 19th October 2018 – £499 per person (5 nights)
Friday 9th – Monday 12th November 2018 – £299 per person (3 nights)
How to book
*Please note the itinerary will change accordingly to accommodate shorter and longer stays. Should you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact our team.