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French Treats Knitting Workshop Holidays

In 2016 we celebrated ten years of knitting workshop holidays, which continue to be hugely popular. We regard Le Vieux Monastere as the premier destination in France for these kinds of holidays and are delighted that Fiona Morris will be returning again in 2017 to teach the workshops.

“French Treats” with Fiona Morris
18th  – 25th June 2017


Fiona will be covering a number of techniques including knitting Estonian lace, two colour Brioche, shadow/illusion knitting and Baltic braids. The holiday will also incorporate a number of excursions and informal evening activities.

We will also be inviting Stella back with her “pop-up” yarn shop.

You can find out more about Fiona at www.distanceknitting.com or click here to download an information pack.




“Brilliant as usual, every year there is a further opportunity to learn and laugh. Could you please fit more days into the week”

Jenny, 2016 workshop guest

“Fautless organisation, perfect food, fun company and excellent teaching”

Val, 2016 workshop guest

“Perfect, I learnt a lot this year. The time just flies!”

Nicole, 2016 workshop guest