Knitting Retreat in Brittany
September 7th - 14th 2019 (8 days / 7 nights)
Come relax and recharge your creative energy in the wild breton landscapes
Take some time to relax during a week in the beautiful far west region of Brittany. We will be accomodated in a gorgeous traditional cottage located in a very quiet place, surrounded by nature, at about 10 mn drive from the sea. You will be able to find all the peace that you need to really recharge your creative energy and to discover gorgeous landscapes that will inspire you, from the island of Crozon to the cute little streets of Landerneau, the lovely old harbour of Daoulas, and many more!
A creative break
During this week, you will knit a project of your choice from a selection of my patterns that I will curate for you to knit with natural yarns. Cardigan, pullover or accessory, cables, stranded knitting, lace or simple stockinette to really relax, it’s all up to you to let your creativity run free! You will get personalized knitting coaching depending on your level and the things that you wish to learn so I can help you progress while having fun and relaxing.
Discover the local wool tradition from Brittanny, in collaboration with the small yarn company Bouclelaine
Bouclelaine is a small yarn company based in Landerneau, Brittany. Their work aims at giving back value to local wool, working hands in hands with local farmers to create beautiful natural yarns. It was founded by Brigitte and Clotilde, a mother-daughter creative duo that we will have the chance to meet and they will share with us their love of beautiful local wool in their studio in Landerneau, where you will also be able to pick up your favorite yarn to knit during the retreat! They will also lead us to meet local farmers.
A week of sharing
Come meet other passionnate knitters like you for a week that you won’t forget. We will be about 10 and this retreat is an invitation to share and connect with each others through tips and techniques, but also through our personal stories to broaden our views and inspire each other.
Every morning will be devoted to knitting. You will knit a project of your choice in a selection. The pattern will be provided with a few mini skeins of Bouclelaine to try out their yarn, and we will visit Bouclelaine’s studio where you will be able to buy their yarn for your project if you wish to. You will get personnalized knitting coaching based on your level and wishes so you can progress and relax while chatting with other passionnate knitters.
Afternoons will be free so you can go explore the region, discover landmarks or go for a walk or a swim in the ocean if the weather is good enough.
Some common activities will be organized like the visit of Bouclelaine’s studio and meeting local farmers. A more precise schedule will be provided before the retreat.
We will get together in the early evening for a shared meal made with love (there will of course be a traditionnal crêpe night!) so we can share our discoveries of the day, knit and chat together by the fire.
Where : Penbran cottages in Saint-Urbain
We will be accomodated in two beautiful old cottages with old stone walls, renovated with a lot of taste by the lovely owners. We will be able to enjoy the garden if the weather is good or to sit and knit by the fire inside. The cottages are located at a 10 mn drive from Landerneau and from the sea.
Access : The nearest airports are Brest (european flights only) and Rennes (which has some international destinations as well), you can also arrive in Paris and take a train from there (the train ride is less than 4h from Paris).
The nearest train station is Landerneau, it’s directly accessible from Brest and Rennes, and if you come from Paris, you will need to take a connecting train in one of those stations. We will organize a shuttle on Saturday afternoon to come pick you up in Landerneau (included in the retreat price).
You can also rent a car if you want more freedom to explore the region.
If you’re having trouble organizing your travel, not sure which option would be best for you, don’t hesitate to get in touch, I’d be happy to help!
Price : 1200€ for the week long retreat
The price includes:
Accomodation for 7 nights in shared rooms of 2 to 3 beds in a traditional breton cottage
All meals home-made with love (vegan, vegetarian, pork-free, low gluten… options available, please let me know when you book so we can prepare to accomodate you)
The pattern of your choice to knit during the retreat and a few mini skeins of Bouclelaine to test out their yarns
Knitting coaching and tips from Solène!
The price doesn’t include:
Transportations (except the shuttle from Landerneau, and if you don’t have a car, we will organize to drive together so you can discover the region during free times)
Knitting accessories (needles…) which you will need to bring with you, and the yarn (but you will get the opportunity to buy the yarn directly at Bouclelaine when we visit their studio).
Optional ad-ons if you wish for a single room, or if you’d like to come with a close one who doesn’t knit. For these ads-on, please get in touch with me directly and book early because the spots are even more limited!
Informations and reservations:
For more informations and to secure your spot now, get in touch with me below or give me a call at +33 6 75 89 65 36.
Booking is registered upon receipt of a third of the retreat price which is 400€ via bank transfer or credit card below. Payment in installments is possible.
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