Friday, 28 September 2012

Chateau Workshop

Debbie Abrahams and myself were very privileged to be asked once again to tutor the week long residential workshop at Chateau St Julien L'Ars near Poitiers in France.
Sue Culligan has run 5 of these workshops over the past 4 years, but has sadly decided that this workshop would be the final one based at the Chateau, however Sue will be running more workshops in France next year, some from her home and a few from some Gite accommodation nearby.
With Sue's wonderful catering and hospitality the new workshop programme cannot fail but be a success, but it was still a little sad to know that we would not be visiting the Chateau again (not unless we win the lottery anyway!)

Debbie and I offered workshop participants the chance to work through a set project or work on their own ideas. We had 19 ladies with us for the week, plus a few additional (and very brave) men all of whom made the week an unforgettable experience. Along with a lot of familiar faces Debbie and I also got to meet some great new knitters and crocheters - Amanda and Danny even put their faith in us and included the workshop within their itinerary for a 4 week holiday from Canada! Using the church at Poitiers as inspiration participants worked with lots of yarn shades and beads to create some really lovely designs.

Debbie and I will be tutoring another week long French residential trip together from 8th - 14th September 2013 and I will be doing a week long knitting & crochet retreat at Sue's between 9th & 15th June. For more information look at Sue's web site or the calendar pages on JANIE CROW