Knit & Crochet Weekend 20th-22nd April 2018

Available on 2nd January 2018

Debbie Abrahams and Jane Crowfoot invite you to join them for a weekend of knit and crochet in Chester at the Queens Hotel

Included in the price:

2 nights accommodation

2 evening meals

2 buffet breakfasts

2 light lunches

Workshop kit including yarn and materials

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  • Knitting & Crochet weekend in Chester - 20th - 22th April 2018

    The weekend will start with drinks, a meal and informal introductions and over the course of the weekend you will be offered the chance to relax at the hotel, wander around town and do some shopping, walk the roman wall or any other old Roman sites around the town and of course knit and crochet.

    Debbie and Jane make great tutors with a long history of teaching and they really enjoy working alongside eachother to create fun and informative workshops. They will each design a small project for you to work through over the course of the weekend and will be on hand to guide you through an array of techniques, typically including beading and colour work. If you would rather bring along and work through your own project surrounded my like minded people please feel free to do so.

    Queens Hotel Chester

    Walk through the entrance of our magnificent brick and stucco Italianate hotel and you’re following some extraordinary guests. Since opening in 1860 to serve first-class rail passengers, we’ve entertained the likes of Charles Dickens, Cecil Rhodes and Lillie Langtry. We’re a hotel of many firsts. We’re the original railway hotel, the first of our kind built to service the many rail travellers to the city. With no other blueprints upon which to base the hotels’ design, our architecture was unique, many say the first skyscraper of its time and students from across the world still visit just to marvel at our structure and design.

    Built in the 1850s, in homage to Queen Victoria, our award-winning hotel was the country’s first grand railway hotel and was once considered as the world’s first ever sky scraper.
    Nowhere offers boutique shopping in such beautiful surroundings as Chester. This historic, heritage city boasts shopping under cover – a medieval mall, with stores under cover on two levels on all city streets; a truly unique experience. In addition to all the top high street names, visitors are offered a wide ranging choice of one-off, independent, high-end fashion boutiques, jewellers, antique shops, art galleries, home stores and coffee shops.

    Although there parking spaces close to the Hotel we would recommend using the train to travel to the venue. The Hotel is right outside the station. All parking in Chester is payable either in the station car park or in one of the park & ride venues around outskirts of the city.

    Rooms

    All of the bedrooms in the hotel are of a high quality,  but if you would like to upgrade your room then please contact us. To upgrade to the Queens standard room it will cost an additional £25 per room per night. If you wish to upgrade to the Kings standard room then it will cost an additional £50 per room per night. Please contact us and we will see what availability the hotel have for upgrading.

    Project

    A project yarn pack will be available for you to work through during the weekend. In the past, most workshop participants do choose to work on the project, but it is not compulsory. We are more than happy if you would prefer to bring your own WIP and work on that instead in a friendly environment surrounded by like minded people.

    Non Workshop Participants

    If you would like to bring along a non workshop participant to share your room then purchase single room and contact us. Adding a non workshop participant to your room for the weekend will cost an additional £200. 

    Your partner will be entitled to the sparkling wine reception, breakfast, lunch, dinner and the tea & coffee during the day. The only thing they can't join in is the workshop.

    There are plenty of things in Chester to keep a partner busy while you are in the workshop.

    Read our Terms and Conditions here

    Itinerary 

    Friday 20th April

    Check in anytime from 14.00

    14.00 - 1800: Free time - Lots of things are within easy reach of the hotel. The centre of town is about a 10 minute walk. There are taxis outside the hotel and a bus stop.

    18.00: Informal meet and greet - Sparkling wine reception followed by evening meal

    20.00 - 21.00: Debbie and Jane will introduce you to the weekend workshop programme in the workshop room

    Saturday 20th May

    7.00 - 9.30: Breakfast

    10.00 - 13.00: Workshop

    13.00: Lunch

    13.30: Free afternoon - Head into town, visit the Zoo or stay in the workshop room 

    17.30 - 20.00: Evening Meal

    20.00 - 21.30: Join Debbie & Jane for an informal optional evening drop in session

    Sunday 21st May

    7.00 - 9.30: Breakfast

    10-00 - 12.30: Workshop

    12.30 - 13.30: Lunch

    13.30 - 14.30: Show & Tell

    15.30: Finish

    The itinerary may change slightly. We will send a full itinerary to all participants closer to the date of the workshop.