What a fun episode!
Back at the end of April and beginning of May one of my freelance gigs was as a tour manager with Arena Travel on one of their Stitchtopia Holidays. They do really fun, niche-focused holidays around craft: knitting, crochet, quilting, cross stitch. etc. I had connected with them a while back but hadn’t had a chance to work with them yet so I was excited when they asked if I would accompany Lucy from Attic 24 to France for a crochet retreat! Yes please!
We stayed in a very charming chateau in the Savoy region of France and the retreat included four full days of workshops with Lucy, along with a couple of day trips to see the local area. Naturally, I dragged my camera along to be able to show you all what it was like!
TRAVEL NOTES //
We stayed in Challes-les-Eaux and did day trips to Aix-les-Bains and Chambéry.
If you’re interested in your stitching-related holiday, check out Stitchtopia Holidays from Arena Travel.
Huge thanks to Tracey, Jen, Donna, Clare and Jenny for sharing their thoughts about our crochet adventures in France!
YARN SHOPS //
Côté Fil - yarn, embroidery and haberdashery in Aix-les-Bains
La Mercerie Café Créatif - yarn, fabric and haberdashery in Chambéry
LUCY & ATTIC 24 //
You can find Lucy’s blog and amazing blanket patterns here.
The yarn we used in the workshops was cotton Ricorumi DK in a special palette put together by Lucy for the workshops.
Finally, in this episode I mistakenly referred to our second project as a Dreamcatcher. The project is actually called a Daydream Mandala and I apologise for using the wrong term and the term Dreamcatcher inappropriately.
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