Miriam Tegels
Heistraat 47
NL 6071CG Swalmen


Knitting in Nature

Programme day 4 en 5.

Day 4:
Today's workshop theme is Fair Isle. The colourful patterns from the Scandinavian countries as well as the Scottisch Isles became famous through knitwear designers such as Alice Starmore and recently Arne and Carlos ( 55 Christmas balls.) You will deiscover the Two Hand Technic wich will give your knitted fabtic the right tension working two colours at one time. Other well known elements from Fair Isle knitting you will explore are the two colour ribbed cuff and you will learn how to make a 'steek' .

In the afternoon you can meke the most of your free time.
Tips for your free afternoon:
If the weather is good we recommend a visit to the neighbouring openair swimmingpool; ‘The Bosberg'. The website gives you a fine impression and position of this pool.
Within walking distance from ‘Groenewoud', lies the hobby wholesaler's shop ‘Robbelien'.
Here you will find literally all hobby materials at a reasonable price.

At the end of your afternoon off you'll have the opportunity to go with  nature guide Frans on a field trip. You will be visiting a nature reserve near by were you will meet deer and other wild animals. Duration of this trip is two hours. You'll be back in Groenewoud in time for your evening dinner.

In the evening following a traditional Limburg diner will be served at Groenewoud. My mother; Mien van Buggenum, shall wave the scepter in the kitchen.
You'll be surprised by the traditional art of her cooking.

Day 5:

On the last day of this retreat you will find yourself knitting Bits and Pieces. have you ever tried a Twisted German Cast On? Or an Elastic Bind Of? Maybe an I-cord as a finishing design element. And can you tell the difference between a 'nupp' and a 'bobbble' . I'm sure you'll find out all about these bits and piece before we end our vacation with one last picnic at lunchtime together in the rural garden of pension Groenewoud! After lunch Frans, mom and I will bid you farewell. We hope you enjoyed your stay with us!