After a very successful workshop at The Battery in July last year, where we were all spoiled rotten by Marilyn and Johnny, Marie has decided to hold another very special workshop holiday at The Battery in Whitstable, Kent. Marie first went to The Battery at Seasalter when she was head designer at Rowan and has art directed three or four photography shoots there. The Battery is a private home and is often used as a photography location house, you may have seen the interior being used in Country Living, Coast and Country Homes and Interiors magazines, as well as in the Rowan publications! Marie also used The Battery as her location for her book, Winter Crochet. Therefore this is an ‘one off’ opportunity to spend time in this exclusive historic building which sits on Whitstable beach and faces 120ft of secluded sea-front. The Battery will become our home from home for a few days and is not open to the general public at any time. This is a very extraordinary place and as soon as you step foot in this amazing house, you immediately relax and the wonderful host, Marilyn makes you very welcome with a steaming mug of tea and homemade cake. Marilyn is a great collector of many interesting and unusual things, especially from the 1940’s and 1950’s, and she displays her precious collections throughout the house, she is also an amazing cook! This beautiful home, flooded with natural day light, situated right on the beach is the perfect place to unwind, knit and relax…splendid!
WORKSHOP HOLIDAY DETAILS
LOCATION The Battery, 32 Admiralty Walk, Seasalter, Whitstable, Kent CT5 4ET
DATES Thursday 2nd August – Sunday 5th August 2018
OPTIONS There is a choice of staying overnight at The Battery - IN HOUSE or staying overnight at Hotel Continental - OUT HOUSE
FAIRISLE BY THE SEA – A handknitted Fairisle project using Rowan Felted Tweed yarn. Photographs of the project will be published as soon as possible. The Battery is a fabulous place to sit and knit. Once the workshop has started you will be able to sit wherever you wish within the house, on the deck or on the beach! This year there will also be a special visit to the studio of renowned textile artist, Margo Selby.
PRICES - IN HOUSE
£1100 per person. A deposit of £500 must be paid on booking to secure a place, the balance of £600 to be paid 8 weeks prior to the start of the holiday.
NUMBER OF PLACES 5
WHAT’S INCLUDED All yarn and pattern to complete the fairisle project A Marie Wallin goody bag Workshop holiday hosted by Marie Wallin A unique bedroom within The Battery (see photographs) Breakfast, elevensies, lunch and supper - all prepared by Marilyn each day Fruit juices Wine and G&T’s served in the evening only Visit to the studio of Margo Selby A chance to go into Whitstable for shopping
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED Travel to and from The Battery Airport transfers are not included