IONA HOUSE IS A LITTLE FIBRE PARADISE OWNED AND RUN BY KNITWEAR DESIGNER BELINDA HARRIS-REID. WE HOST RETREATS (K2GETHER GETAWAYS), RIGHT BY THE SEA IN DAWLISH, DEVON.
ENJOY THE MAKING. ENJOY THE SEA. ENJOY THE LEARNING. Come and Play!
The Knitting Hotel is up and running and we are into the groove of retreats. Such fun; lots of laughter, scone eating (with clotted cream of course), exchanging of knitting techniques, learning new skills, fish and chips by the sea and too much fudge eating.
I have also had some of my softer than softer Moonshine yarn hand-dyed for me… oh and coming soon some superwash merino and nylon (for sock knitting) and Merry O (superwash merino and silk) is being hand-dyed for me - watch this space.
New designs are swirling around my head and on the needles.
It was a momentous task creating our little fibre paradise. Now the bathrooms are gleaming, the water bottles and tea-caddies are in place, the cook has told me emphatically she has all the pans she needs, the hotel yarn has been spun (Black Swan: DK and 4ply – a mix of Devon BFL, Exmoor horn and silk)… we can all breathe.
Big hugs and more
Come to one of our K2GETHER get-aways; from casting-on to intricate lace. Or just bring your WIP (work in progress) and enjoy the 'making together experience' and the view; the endless sea and the horizon. The sessions will either be run by me, or occasionally by other very talented and skilled workshop leaders and designers. We welcome complete beginners and those who want to develop new skills.
Everyone can soak up the wonderful sea-side view and atmosphere, sink into a sofa watching the waves and spend a relaxing 'treat' indulging in a few days focussed on making soft, fluffy and warm things.
...a quintessentially English home in Dawlish, practically touching the sea. Our retreats are open to everyone, from complete beginners to the highly experienced, with tuition tailored to individual needs.
Retreats include masses of warming drinks and sweets and fruity snacks, shared home-cooked lunch and a Devon Cream Tea. With cosy quirky bedrooms, the endless seaview and comfy sofas.
The Knitting Hotel retreats offer you the chance to relax, unwind, share and learn in a pocket of knitting paradise.
Whether travelling alone or with friends, a Devon sea-side Knitting and Crochet Retreat is the perfect way to relax, unwind, and indulge your passion for yarn with other like-minded folk.
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