About the Course
A fantastic opportunity to experience some of the wonderful scenery, fascinating history and ancient cultures of the British Isles, including highlights of Ireland. On this fascinating springtime cruise discover picturesque harbours, historic castles and ancient sites on the optional excursions as well as included and exclusive yarn-related tours in Amsterdam, Invergordon, Orkney and Guernsey.
Join our expert, Sophia Reed, for two full day and two half day workshops, plus plenty of time for social knitting and crochet. Your projects will draw on the traditions of the places you visit, so the techniques you’ll be covering will include textured gansey stitches from Holland and the Channel Islands, lace and fair Isle from the Scottish Isles, Aran and cables from Ireland and crochet from Honfleur, since it is believed that crochet was first developed in France. The workshops will provide an in-depth focus to the various techniques.
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What's included in the price?
11 nights full board cruise aboard Magellan including tea/coffee with meals
Gratuities and services charges on board ship
Welcome bottle of wine per cabin
Company and expertise of Sophia Reed
2 full days and 2 half day workshops with Sophia – kit included
Full day Amsterdam excursion including canal cruise and entrance to Dutch Costume Museum
Full day yarn excursion from Invergordon including natural dyeing demonstration at Loch Ness Knitting
Half day craft trail excursion on Orkney
Half day excursion to Guernsey Woollens
Services of a Tour Manager throughout the holiday
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