Wednesday, 18 July 2012


Arena Travel have released the dates and prices for this exciting event which will take place at Wybostson Lakes in February 2013. It is destined to be a really amazing event, with the likes of Kaffe Fassett, Brandon Mably and Karin Hellaby on the bill - not to mention Debbie Abrahams and myself along with other Rowan tutors.

Kaffe Fassett
The venue is lovely and there is a huge array of classes to choose from - I will be doing lots of crochet classes (surprisingly enough) and will cater for beginners and those wanting to learn new skills - I will be doing a beaded crochet class and a 'working with colour' crochet class along with a more experimental 'fun with crochet' which will talk about freeform and more unusual crochet techniques.

Debbie will be concentrating on knitting (she can't crochet, so this hardly surprising) and has a lovely range of classes on offer too. Debbie will be teaching beaded knitting, design your own knits, fair isle and intarsia knitting and of course 'finishing techniques' - I will also be doing a finishing techniques workshop for crocheters on the final day.

Knit with Debbie

There will be evening presentations - can I recommend seeing Kaffe if you haven't done so already, he says that 'being the dinosaur of patchwork and quilting guarantees that people will come and listen to me', but he is selling himself short as i have always really enjoyed seeing him give his presentations - seeing Kaffe in the flesh is another of those 'rights of passage' for knitters and patchworkers so you will kick yourself if you miss it.

Crochet with Jane

Arena received some bookings within an hour of launching the information on their web site and my feeling is that it is going to fill up very quickly, so you may want to give yourself a very early Christmas present or reward yourself for all your hard work over the last few months by booking early and securing your place at this exciting event. I for one can't wait!!