Knitting Retreat in Sardinia
October 9-16, 2019 (8 days / 7 nights)
Take a pause in Blue Zone
Take a pause for a week to relax in a gorgeous place. Located in a blue zone, Sardinia is a place where it feels good to live. With its wild beaches, luxuriant mediterranean plants and traditional villas, the village of Torre delle Stelle, on the south coast, is the perfect place to enjoy a well deserved time of self-care. You can enjoy the slow and meditative pace of knitting for a week which will be full of relaxation, discoveries and creativity.
Express your creativity
Drawing our inspiration from the beautiful landscapes, the sweetness of the air and the local culture, we will knit a pullover together in local sardinian yarn to progress together and discover new techniques. With a few different options, the pattern will be a canva for you to express yourself and let your creativity run free..
Discover local sardinian wool
The traditional sardinian sheep is an important part of local culture. You will be able to discover this tradition by tasting their delicious cheese during the meals prepared by Gabriella, and also the rustic touch of its wool that is now locally promoted. We will meet with Maurizio, who dyes local yarn with plants under the name La Robbia. He will tell us all about his work and teach us how to dye yarn with local plants during a full day workshop!
A community of passionnate knitters
Come and meet other passionate knitters like you to share this beautiful experience with. A retreat is a time to relax but also to create connexions, to open up to new people and reconnect with yourself. Each day will end with a knitting circle which will be an invitation to share our stories and create connexions that can last a lifetime in this safe space of freedom.
Every morning will be dedicated to knitting. We will knit together a pullover in natural sardinian yarn. The pullover will have different options so you will be able to make it as you wish (if you’re a beginner or looking for something simple to completely relax, it can be easy stockinette, and there will be some lace, cables and texture if you’re feeling more adventurous and are looking to learn and progress).
You will have free time in the afternoon to discover the area, take walks on the beach or go for a swim in the sea or the villa’s pool.
In the late afternoon, we will get together again for a knitting circle to share and connect with each others. We speak French, English and Italian but through the love language of knitting we will all understand each others for sure!
A full day will be dedicated to the natural yarn workshop with a picking of local plants to dye with.
Where : Torre delle Stelle is a gorgeous village located in south Sardinia, by the sea.
We will be accommodated in traditional sardinian villas with sea view. They have beautiful inside and outside spaces where we will be able to gather and knit. The beach is at a 5 mn walk through a small path.
Access : The closest airport is Cagliari. There are direct flights from lots of european cities. If you’re coming from outside Europe you can fly to Roma or Milano and get a connecting flight.
Transportation from and to the airport is organised by cab/minibus and included in the retreat price.
Price : 1200€ for the week (+50€ fee for the Bleu Sardaigne organization)
The price includes:
Accomodation for 7 nights in shared bedrooms in a typical sardinian villa
All meals in traditional sardinian food (vegetarian or vegan options available upon request)
Transportation from and to the airport
The pattern and yarn to knit a pullover in local sardinian wool, in the colorway of your choice. The yarn is hand-dyed with local plants by La Robbia.
A natural dyeing workshop with La Robbia
Knitting coaching and support from Solène!
The price doesn’t include:
Knitting notions and needles which you will need to bring with you. A detailed list will be sent a few weeks in advance.
Optional extras if you wish for a single room, or if you would like to come with a close-one who doesn’t knit. For these options, get in touch with Gabriella. You can also stay longer if you wish, depending on availability, so don’t wait to book your spot!
Informations and registration:
To register now, or if you have any question about the accomodations, get in touch with Gabriella: firstname.lastname@example.org or +33 (0) 6 50 43 10 83
Registration is confirmed once we receive the 50€ fee and 30% of the full price. Payment in instalment is possible.
For for information about the retreat, get in touch with me directly: email@example.com ou +33 (0) 6 75 89 65 36