I was so lucky to be invited to teach crochet at Hitchin Lavender this summer. If you have never been to Hitchin Lavender, then you need to put it at the top of your list for next summer. July and August are the best months to see the miles of lavender rows that you can walk through and pick your own. As well as the fields of lavender they also grow sunflowers and have a wildflower area.
This year they installed a purpose built cabin which served as an extra café and a wonderful workshop space.
It was so lovely teaching in such a light and airy space with stunning views across the lavender fields, sometimes even watching an open air yoga class taking place at the same time.
I taught four workshops – Learn to Crochet Squares, Bunting, Amigurumi and Mandalas and was so impressed with how well everyone who came to the classes progressed. There were some that had never crocheted before and others that already had fantastic crochet skills, and I hope that I was able to pitch the teaching material at a good level for everyone.
I provided all the materials for the workshop including my Woolly Chic British Wool (or Fairtrade cotton yarn for the amigurumi workshop) and everything needed to complete each project. Hitchin Lavender provided the most yummy lavender biscuits, chocolate brownies and cake!
I have one more beginner workshop on September 7th 1pm – 3pm and then the lavender farm is closed until next season. I really hope they’ll have me back again next year! For more information on Hitchin Lavender visit http://www.hitchinlavender.com/
And find out more here about my future WORKSHOPS and crochet classes in Hitchin