Introducing the Purl &Jane Knitting Retreat
Friday 12 October to Monday 15 October 2018
Take a step away from the world and learn something new…
Treat yourself to a relaxing long weekend away from it all, sharing the joy of knitting with a small group of fellow knitters in an 18th century Yorkshire woollen mill.
Share skills and techniques and work on a knitting project that you can complete over the weekend and take away when you go home.
To book contact me on email@example.com or phone me on 01756 228247
* Prices are from £250 to £400 and include:
- THREE NIGHTS’ ACCOMMODATION IN COZY AND TRADITIONAL FORMER MILL WORKERS’ COTTAGES OR MILL APARTMENTS with CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
- TWO MORNINGS OF KNITTING WORKSHOPS LEAD BY ME, JANE ELLISON with
TWO HOME COOKED LUNCHES
- ALL THE YORKSHIRE-SPUN YARN YOU WILL NEED TO COMPLETE AN ACCESSORY PROJECT.
The morning workshops are the most structured part of the weekend, with knitting techniques to be learnt and shared.
The afternoons will be as structured or as relaxed as you’d like. I’ll be on hand throughout the afternoon to guide you or help you with any knitting issues so you can spend the whole weekend knitting or you might like to use the afternoons to take advantage of the fantastic surroundings and explore nearby Haworth, Skipton, Bingley or Ilkley because, while the retreat is hidden away like the Purl &Jane Studio, it is very close to lots of Yorkshire towns.Please note you will need a car if you choose to explore the area.
The retreat is located in a 18th century woollen mill which is about half an hour’s drive from Skipton and about 10 minutes’ drive from the nearest train station - Buses & taxis are available from the station with a bus stop at the end of the mill lane.
Creative Courses and Relaxing Retreats @ Hewenden Mill Holiday Cottages and Apartments “Our apartments, cottages and houses form part of an 18th century woollen mill complex, set in 12 acres of ancient woodlands with a newlyconverted contemporary, light filled workshop space on the first floor of Hewenden Mill.”
HEWENDEN MILL, CULLINGWORTH, WEST YORKSHIRE BD13 5BP
* Room Options & Prices
PRICES ARE INCLUSIVE OF WORKSHOP, LUNCHES, PROJECT & ACCOMMODATION & ARE PER PERSON AND SINGLE OCCUPANCY.
There is an option to share rooms and the price per person will reflect this with a 25% discount.
ALL ROOMS ARE AVAILABLE AS FIRST COME FIRST SERVED.
The rooms are in mill workers’ cottages or mill apartments so if you and your friends wish to book rooms together please let me know at time of booking. The houses sleep 2 or 3 people. For example one cottage sleeps 3, with a master bedroom with ensuite, double bedroom and twin room (sharing the bathroom and based on one person per room).
All rooms have access to a shared lounge andfully equipped kitchen.
Free Wifi, bed linen and towels are included in price. All houses are smoke and pet free.
Room Options (all single occupancy)
A. £400 Master bedroom with king size bed and en-suite shower room.
D. £325 Double bedroom with king size bed and shared bathroom.
E. £300 Twin bedroom with shared bathroom.
F. £250 Single small bedroom with shared bathroom.
Phone me on 01756 228247 or pop into the Skipton Studio with your room preference.
A non-refundable* deposit of half the cost is payable at time of booking to secure your place.
The remaining balance* is due four weeks (on Tuesday 18th September) before the start of the course.
*payment is non-refundable if you cancel however it will be refunded in full if we cancel for any reason.
Start time: please arrive after 4pm on Friday 12th October.
A welcome evening in the mill will be held from 6pm-7pm.
Itinerary: A full detailed itinerary will be given 4 weeks before the weekend when full payment has been completed.
End time: Please leave your room by 10am on Monday 15th October but you are free to come to the mill for an informal morning of knitting.
What can you expect from a Purl &Jane Relaxing Retreat?
THIS IS THE FIRST EVER PURL &JANE RETREAT - however this isn’t the first time I have led workshops or a retreat.
I was invited by a Canadian yarn store to be the teacher on a Rockies Mountain Retreat back in the days before I had my own design studio. That was a magical experience that made me dream of the day I could share that relaxing experience with knitters in Yorkshire.
I’ve been teaching workshops for nearly 20 years all over the world – fromCanada to the USA to local yarn stores all over the UK to the flagship John Lewisstore on Oxford Street, London.
Like my Sunday morning workshops, this retreat will be held with a gentle and calm teaching style as over the years, I have learnt that everyone has their own unique learning style. And, this is true to my belief that no matter how long you’ve been knitting, there’s always something new to learn, even if that is learning that other people knit like you!
This retreat is for knitters who can cast on, knit, purl and cast off and are willingto learn something new in a relaxed and calm atmosphere. The retreat will be very informal, after the two morning workshops which will be the most structured part – the afternoons are free to do whatever you wish. I will be at the mill in the afternoons where we can all sit and knit with our own projects (whether that’s one you bring or there will be a chance to purchase a new project at the mill) or you can explore the area.
This is truly a relaxing retreat to share the joy of a soothing stitch.
There isn’t a end to knitting but there is a beginning…and I love helping people start on their journey and guiding them as they grow.
* To book contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone me on 01756 228247