Learn from the masters on our new knitting break in the beautiful English countryside

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We know how much you, our readers, love to knit, so we're introducing our first short break where you can improve your techniques in the company of other Prima crafters.

You'll stay in the relaxing four-star Sedgebrook Hall, near the village of Chapel Brampton in Northamptonshire, for three days and enjoy expert workshops from two of the UK's best knitting tutors.

Frederica Patmore, who designed the pattern for Prima's Help Our Hedgehogs campaign, and knit and crochet expert Sarah Hazell will both join you for the duration and host two days of workshops, during which you'll work on your skills and have time to ask them any of your niggling knitting questions.

"I love colour, so I'll talk about how to choose your colour palette for each new project as well as advise you on different yarns. I'm also fascinated by textures and love to explore how various stitches can influence a piece. I can't wait to join Prima readers on this new short break."

- Sarah Hazell

There are four dates to choose from, in November 2020 and August 2021, and you'll cover knitting skills, including short-row shaping, knitting in reverse, sequence knitting and fair isle, plus much more. You'll also get a free knitting kit containing patterns and yarns.

Come alone or bring a friend or partner (there's even a reduction for non-crafters), and enjoy a holiday indulging your passion for knitting. We promise you'll be inspired, improve your skills and make new friends, as well as take home something you made.

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Frederica Patmore
Knitting and crochet tutor

Knitting and crochet tutor Frederica Patmore is an accomplished knitting pattern designer. She has created a pattern for Prima, and is the co-author of The Knitting Book.

Sarah Hazell
Knit and crochet designer

Sarah Hazell is a designer in knit and crochet and the author of several books, including Hello Crochet. She has a passion for beautiful yarn and is fascinated by colour, pattern and texture.

Price includes

  • Stay for two nights full-board at Sedgebrook Hall, with dinner when you arrive and lunch before you depart.
  • Attend two full-day workshops with Frederica Patmore and Sarah Hazell.
  • Receive a knitting kit for your included workshops.
  • Enjoy three servings of tea and coffee each day.
  • Have full use of the Sedgebrook Hall leisure club, which has a gym, hot tub and indoor pool (use of which is dependent on Government guidelines)

Availability

From
Thu, Thu, Aug 5, 2021
To
Sat, Sat, Aug 7, 2021
Duration
3 Days
Price per person
£399*
* Price is based on twin/double share, subject to availability. Single supplement £55pp. Non-crafters will get a £25pp discount. Travel not included. This trip is exclusive to Hearst UK and may be promoted by other Hearst brands. Offer is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Arena Travel, a company wholly independent of Hearst.
From
Sat, Sat, Aug 7, 2021
To
Mon, Mon, Aug 9, 2021
Duration
3 Days
Price per person
£399*
* Price is based on twin/double share, subject to availability. Single supplement £55pp. Non-crafters will get a £25pp discount. Travel not included. This trip is exclusive to Hearst UK and may be promoted by other Hearst brands. Offer is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Arena Travel, a company wholly independent of Hearst.
Call now to book 01473797365
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Itinerary

  1. Day
    1
    Arrive at Sedgebrook Hall
    Northampton, United Kingdom

    Arrive at Sedgebrook Hall in Northampton from 2pm onwards. Dinner will be served at the hotel at 7pm this evening.

    Meals - Dinner
  2. Day
    2
    Workshop day one
    Northampton, United Kingdom

    After breakfast this morning, enjoy your first craft workshop between 9.30 and 12.30pm, your second between 12.30 and 1.30pm. Pause for lunch at the hotel, then continue with your third workshop from 1.30-4.30pm. Dinner will be served again this evening at 7pm.

    Accommodation - Sedgebrook Hall
    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  3. Day
    3
    Workshop day two
    Northampton, United Kingdom

    After breakfast today (served between 8am and 10am), you'll enjoy your first workshop between 9am and 12pm, your second between 12 and 1pm, then pause for lunch. Your final workshop will take place between 1pm and 4pm this afternoon.

    Accommodation - Sedgebrook Hall
    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Sedgebrook Hall

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Northampton, United Kingdom

Sedgebrook Hall

Luxury four-star 19th-century manor house just a 20 minute-drive from Northampton, set in 13 acres of picturesque gardens in the charming Northamptonshire village of Chapel Brampton. The 103 bedrooms comprise Suites, Superior Rooms, Guest Rooms and Twin Rooms, there are dining, meeting and event venues and a Leisure Club with beauty Treatments, a gym and swimming pool.

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Availability

From
Thu, Thu, Aug 5, 2021
To
Sat, Sat, Aug 7, 2021
Duration
3 Days
Price per person
£399*
* Price is based on twin/double share, subject to availability. Single supplement £55pp. Non-crafters will get a £25pp discount. Travel not included. This trip is exclusive to Hearst UK and may be promoted by other Hearst brands. Offer is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Arena Travel, a company wholly independent of Hearst.
From
Sat, Sat, Aug 7, 2021
To
Mon, Mon, Aug 9, 2021
Duration
3 Days
Price per person
£399*
* Price is based on twin/double share, subject to availability. Single supplement £55pp. Non-crafters will get a £25pp discount. Travel not included. This trip is exclusive to Hearst UK and may be promoted by other Hearst brands. Offer is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Arena Travel, a company wholly independent of Hearst.
Call now to book 01473797365
Quote ref: STITCHTOPIA