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.
Join Prima’s first knitting holiday and get crafty with our experts
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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 two dates to choose from, both in November, 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.
Reasons to book
County Hotel stay
Great for single crafters
Travel with the experts
Flexible around your stay
Your expert guides
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.
- Stay for two nights full-board at Sedgebrook Hall, with dinner when you arrive and a buffet 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.
Day1Arrive at Sedgebrook HallNorthampton, United Kingdom
Arrive at Sedgebrook Hall in Northampton from 2pm onwards. Dinner will be served at the hotel at 7pm this evening.
Day2Workshop day oneNorthampton, 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 a buffet lunch at the hotel, then continue with your third workshop from 1.30-4.30pm. Dinner will be served again this evening at 7pm.
Day3Workshop day twoNorthampton, 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 a buffet lunch. Your final workshop will take place between 1pm and 4pm this afternoon.
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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