Enjoy the comfortable surroundings of a beautiful 18th century country house in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Scotland for a perfect knitting retreat.

These knitting retreats, tutored by Knitting For All franchisee Samira, will appeal to both beginners and seasoned professionals.  You can come as a group or on your own and you’ll be sure to make new friends while you are here.

Join us for either 5 days (£299) or a relaxing weekend (£199).  These special prices include full board catering with delicious home-cooked food, magnificent accommodation professional tutoring and an optional afternoon trip to Loch Katrine.

Numbers attending the courses are small to allow Samira to give you personalised instruction.

Guests are welcome to bring along their current projects, or any unfinished work, and Samira will provide help and advice on your project along the way. However you might like to try a Knitting For all Project that Samira will have on offer.

Your tutor, Samira Hill is a professional knitting and crochet teacher, and as part of Knitting For All, teaches children, teenagers and adults various textile craft activities on a regular basis.  In her spare time, she likes to design her own garments and accessories, and is constantly busy with trying out new techniques, intricate stitches or adventurous projects!  Samira believes life is a constant learning curve, and there is always something new to learn and try when it comes to knitting or crochet for that matter, whatever your abilities. Her teaching always reflects her attitude to knitting: very creative, rewarding, social, relaxing, therapeutic.. And most importantly, it’s fun!

Available dates:

•29th-31st July 2016

•23rd-28th October 2016

•2nd-4th December 2016

•22nd -27th January 2017

•12th – 17th February 2017

•19th – 24th March 2017

•9th – 14th April 2017

These retreats are organised by Gartmore House.  For Booking Please contact Gartmore House directly on:  01877382991


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Please note:  Materials are not included in the workshops, but wool, needles, crochet hooks and accessories will be available for sale during the activity week.  Please contact Samira if you have any questions about the required materials before you buy them to avoid getting items not suitable for your project.

For any information regarding the knitting and crochet activities at Gartmore House, please contact Samira Hill samira@knittingforall.co.uk or phone 07849 209 872