2022 workshops with tutor Carol Meldrum - scroll down the page to see the dates available

Enjoy a week of workshops in rural France with inspirational tutor Carol Meldrum. The Barn is based in the Charente-Maritime, in South West France. The old farm buildings have been sympathetically restored to create a large and comfortable space for up to 10 guests. The holiday will consist of 3 full day workshops and 3 half day workshops. During free time guests can relax in the house and garden or go on optional outings to the local towns for shopping and sightseeing.

The Tutor

Carol Meldrum is a talented designer full of enthusiasm and energy. She loves to combine knitting and crochet and is passionate about texture and colour. After graduating from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee she worked as a knitwear designer for a UK based manufacturer and as a freelance designer for many knit and crochet magazines including Rowan Yarns.

Her knit/crochet accessories are heavily influenced by Scottish traditional crafts and patterns, giving them her own twist by recreating woven's into knits, adding a flash of fairisle where you would least expect it and playing around with scale. You can see her website here.

Carol is a fantastic teacher with the patience of a saint.

The Workshops

During the course of the week Carol will guide you through all the techniques needed to design and complete a small project. You have the choice of working in knit or crochet, or combinging the two crafts in one project. All skill levels are welcome.

It's the perfect opportunity to get creative and explore the possibilities that knit and crochet accessories bring. All materials will be supplied, with one-to-one tuition. You will complete some beautiful and unique designs to take home with you.

For further details please email sueculligan@gmail.com stating the dates of the workshop you are interested in.

See what we got up to on previous workshops here

Cost of the holiday (this is for full board including wine with meals and transfers from Bordeaux airport and Saintes station to The Barn)

Twin room with ensuite shower room (must be booked by two guests travelling together) €950 euros per head

Single room with shared bathroom/shower room €995 euros per head

Single room with ensuite shower room €1200 euros per head

Scroll down the page to see the list of dates for 2022, for further details please email sueculligan@gmail.com quoting the date of the holiday you are interested in.

Saturday 23rd to Saturday 30th April 2022

Spring time in the Charente-Maritime can be lovely. The days are longer and warm enough to sit outside but we may still need a blazing log fire in the evenings. Carol will bring a selection of designs in knit or crochet or a combination of the two crafts. During the workshops she will take you through all the techniques needed to make the designs of your choice. At the end of the week we will have a show and tell of all the completed projects.
On the free afternoons we will go on outings to local towns for shopping and sightseeing.

For furthere details please email sueculligan@gmail.com

Saturday 1st to 8th October 2022

The autumn workshops are always popular. I think it is the thought of relaxing in front of a blazing woodburner, enjoying delicious home cooked soups and casseroles  and visiting local markets full of colourful seasonal produce. 

It is also the time to start thinking of Christmas gifts, this workshop is the perfect opportunity to start creating a few knit or crochet items for friends or family. Carol will help you make some beautiful and unique designs to take home with you at the end of the week.

For further details about this workshop please email sueculligan@gmail.com