Stitchtopia Holidays 2013 - 2014 Knitting, Crochet, Cross Stitch, Patchwork & Quilting

Stitchtopia
Holidays
2013 - 2014
Knitting, Crochet, Cross Stitch, Patchwork & Quilting
JANE
GREENOFF
- Cross Stitch
J
ane Greenoff is largely self-taught, having
discovered cross stitch after giving up a 15year career in nursing to look after her son,
James. At that time, in 1982, she and her
husband Bill moved to a Cotswold cottage
and looked for something appropriate to
decorate the walls. A neighbour introduced
Jane to counted cross stitch and unaffordable
antique samplers, so in 1983 she decided to
design and stitch her own.
Jane’s prolific writing career began in 1987,
the first book being Cross Stitch Castles and
Cottages, based on the houses for which Jane
was already well known.
Jane Greenoff founded the Cross Stitch Guild
in March 1996, in order to provide an
organisation specifically for cross stitch and
counted thread addicts. Four years later, in
2000, the Cross Stitch Guild published its first
book Cross Stitching on Linen: Favourite
Flowers and launched its own website.
Members receive Itch to Stitch, the CSG
magazine with exclusive projects and
charts/patterns (5 issues per year), discount
on all purchases from the CSG Shop (online)
and a printed catalogue plus special offers and
Members’ treats.
Jane’s iStitch cross stitch software is in great
demand all over the world and is highly
regarded by top designers such as John
Clayton (Heritage Stitchcraft), the late Jo Verso
and Sue Hawkins. Jane has a regular
programme on Create & Craft TV and her
work is featured in the stitching press every
month.
www.thecrossstitchguild.com
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HARDANGER & COUNTED THREAD
CROSS STITCH IN NORWAY
Tues 14 – Thurs 23 January 2014. Ref: 14015
From: £2095 per person (based on 2 sharing an I grade cabin)
T
he Northern Lights and the scenic
splendour of the Norwegian coast have
inspired travellers and artists for centuries and
Jane Greenoff invites you to join her on a
memorable Counted Thread holiday, the
centrepiece of which is a magnificent
Northern Lights voyage on board
Hurtgruten’s MS Nordnorge.
The Voyage South takes you from Kirkenes,
near the Russian border, to Bergen, the
gateway to the fjords with 34 ports of call
along the course of your journey. Jane will be
holding counted thread cross stitch classes on
each day during the
voyage.
At the end of the voyage
you will transfer to the
spectacular Ullesvang
Hotel on Hardangerfjiord
where you will spend a
further two nights and
enjoy traditional
Hardanger embroidery –
all in the company of
Jane Greenoff.
What’s Included
3 Return scheduled flights
3 Transfers in Norway
3 Sightseeing tour in Kirkenes including lunch at
the Gabba Restaurant
3 4 nights’ hotel accommodation inclusive of dinner
and breakfast
3 4-night Hurtigruten voyage inclusive of breakfast
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Itinerary
Highlights
Day 1 London - Oslo
u Lunchtime flight from London
Heathrow Airport to Oslo, arriving in
the late afternoon. You will immediately
transfer to the hotel for dinner and an
overnight stay.
Day 2 Oslo - Kirkenes
u Early morning flight from Oslo to
Kirkenes.
u Guided sightseeing tour and lunch
before checking in at the hotel.
u Dinner at the hotel.
Day 3 Kirkenes – Vardo – Batsfjord –
Berlevag
u Transfer to the quay to board MS
Nordnorge. Sailing southward from
Kirkenes the ship hugs the coast, visiting
lunch and dinner each day
3 Counted thread classes each day on board ship
led by Jane Greenoff. A complimentary kit will
be provided.
3 Visit to the Hardanger Folk Museum
3 Airport taxes and charges
3 Port charges
3 Hotel taxes
3 The services of an experienced tour manager
Not Included
7 Drinks, optional excursions, travel insurance, and any personal expenses e.g. ‘phone calls, laundry etc.
Your Hotel
remote settlements and providing a vital link with the local
communities.
u Jane will teach morning and afternoon classes on board
each day during your voyage south.
CABIN GRADES
Please see our website for prices:
www.arenatravel.com
Members of the CSG may deduct £30 from the total price
Day 4 Honningsvag – Havoysund – Hammerfest –
Oksfjord – Skjervoy - Tromso
I Inside
Inside cabin, separate beds, one bed can be turned into a
sofa. Some with upper / lower berths. Lower decks.
Day 5 Harstad – Risoyhamn – Sortland – Stokmarknes –
Svolvær - Stamsund
Day 6 Ornes - Nesna - Sandnessjoen – Bronnoysund Rorvik
Day 7 Trondheim - Kristiansund - Molde- Ålesund
Day 8 Torvik – Maloy- Floro- Bergen
u After disembarkation you will transfer to Hardangerfjiord
to check in to your Lake View room at the hotel.
u Dinner at the hotel.
Day 9 Hardanger
u A lovely day to discover the intricate beauty of
traditional Hardanger embroidery on a visit to the
Hardanger Folk Museum. Here you will learn secrets and
techniques of this beautiful craft.
u Dinner at the hotel.
Day 10 Hardanger – Bergen - London
u At leisure until the transfer to Bergen Airport for the
flight to London. Arrival into Gatwick is scheduled for the
late afternoon.
L outside
Outside cabin with portholes, separate beds, one bed can
be turned into a sofa. Lower decks.
N outside
Outside cabin with separate beds , one bed can be turned
into a sofa (some with upper/lower berths). Middle and
lower decks.
P outside
Outside cabin with separate beds, one bed can be turned
into a sofa (some with upper / lower berths). Upper and
middle decks.
U outside
Outside cabin with separate beds, one bed can be turned
into a sofa/table. Upper decks.
Jane will design an exclusive project for this holiday, using
Norwegian and Hardanger motifs as her inspiration.
For descriptions of the MS Nordnorge and the
hotel in Kirkeness, please refer to pages 26 - 29
Radisson Blu Airport
Hotel, Oslo
Gardermoen
The hotel is located
directly at the airport
terminal, providing a
covered walkway (100
metres) to the terminal. It has comfortable guest
rooms, delicious on-site dining options and a
well-equipped fitness centre.
Hotel Ullensvang,
Lofthus i Hardanger
Situated along
Hardanger Fjord, this
beautiful waterfront
hotel offers views of
Folgefonna Glacier, and has an indoor pool,
restaurant and complimentary Wi-Fi access.
Accommodation will be in Lake View rooms.
The rooms at Hotel
Ullensvang are of
high standard and
exquisitely
decorated. All
rooms are nonsmoking, but most
of them have a
private balcony. All rooms are equipped with
Satellite TV, radio, minibar and hair-dryer. You ll
find a bathtub in most of the rooms.
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CROSS STITCH COUNTED THREADS
IN COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG, USA
Sat 10 - Sun 18 May 2104 Ref: 14016
Please see our website for prices: www.arenatravel.com
T
At the time of printing this brochure the
price of this holiday is still to be
confirmed. However, you may pre-register for
a £50 per person fully refundable deposit.
Take a journey back in time with Jane
Greenoff and visit America’s capital city,
Washington DC, and Colonial Williamsburg,
the world’s largest living history museum in
Williamsburg, Virginia—the restored 18thcentury capital of Britain’s largest, wealthiest,
and most populous outpost of empire in the
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New World.
Here and in Washington DC, you will discover
magnificent collections of early American
samplers that will inspire you.
women of the 18th-century city—black, white,
and native American, slave, indentured, and
free—and the challenges they faced.
The holiday starts in Washington DC before
moving on to Williamsburg where, on an
amazing 301-acre Historic Area, stand
hundreds of restored, reconstructed, and
historically furnished buildings. Costumed
interpreters tell the stories of the men and
Colonial Williamsburg’s collections encompass
more than 60,000 and many of these objects
are used to furnish the buildings in
Williamsburg’s Historic Area, whilst others are
shown in innovative changing exhibitions at
the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum
and the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art
Museum.
What’s Included
3 Economy class scheduled flights London to
Washington DC and return.
3 Transfers and coach travel in the USA.
3 7 nights’ hotel accommodation.
3 Welcome Reception.
3 Dinner on Day 7 with guest speaker
3 Participation in Jane Greenoff ’s Counted
Threads classes. Complimentary kit included.
3 Guided sightseeing tour of Washington DC.
3 Admission to Colonial Williamsburg and
museums as specified
3 Hotel taxes.
3 Baggage handling at the hotel.
3 Driver gratuities.
3 UK Departure tax and other airport taxes
and fuel charges.
3 The services of an experienced tour manager.
Not Included
7 Drinks, meals, travel insurance, and any personal expenses e.g. ‘phone calls, laundry etc.
Days 5 & 6 Two full days of classes with Jane Greenoff.
There will be classes each morning and afternoon.
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Day 7 A day at leisure to further explore or work on your
project with Jane.
u This evening there will be a dinner at the hotel followed
by a talk on Virginia Samplers and Their Makers by one of
the curators of the museum.
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Day 8 Morning at leisure.
u Afternoon transfer to Dulles Airport, Washington for the
overnight flight to London.
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Day 9 Morning arrival into Heathrow.
Itinerary Highlights
Day 1 Morning flights from Heathrow to Washington DC
u Transfer to the hotel.
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Day 2 Morning guided sightseeing tour of Washington DC.
u Afternoon visit to the National Museum of American
history which is home to a collection of 137 American
Samplers.
u Evening at leisure
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Day 3 Morning drive to Williamsburg, Virginia
u Check in to the hotel.
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American Samplers
In eighteenth-century America, girls were usually sent to
schools that taught an assortment of skills considered
“female accomplishments”–music, watercolour painting,
comportment, manners, and sewing.
As part of her preparation for the responsibility of sewing
clothes and linens for her future family, most girls completed
at least two samplers. The first was called a marking sampler.
Marking samplers served a dual purpose: they taught a child
basic embroidery techniques and the alphabet and
numbers. This was accomplished by marking them, usually in
a cross stitch, with her initials and a number.
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Day 4 A day to explore Colonial Williamsburg including
visits to the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum and
the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum.
On this holiday Jane will use these historic designs as the
inspiration for the special project you will work upon. A full
kit will be provided.
Your Hotel
Renaissance Washington
DC Downtown
Located directly across from
the Washington Convention
Centre, this Renaissance Downtown
Washington, DC luxury hotel is ideal for
experiencing the history and culture of
America’s capital. Conveniently situated in the
Penn Quarter district, between Capitol Hill and
the White House, you are just a few blocks
from the world-famous National Mall
monuments. All bedrooms are en suite and the
hotel has five dining options including a
Starbucks Café, an onsite spa and Vida fitness
centre.
Williamsburg Inn
Perfection from the
moment you arrive.
That’s just how the
Rockefellers wanted
it when they
opened the worldrenowned Williamsburg Inn. The Inn features
spacious rooms boasting a generous 500 square
feet on average, each appointed with the
gentility of an English country estate. Each
bedroom features an elegant marble bathroom
that includes a deep soaking tub to wash away
the day’s stress along with a separate shower
for freshening up.
Flight Details (for guidance only & may be subject to change)
Economy Class British Airways (All times are local)
Dep. Heathrow 1430 Arr. Washington DC 1800
Dep. Washington DC 2030 Arr. Heathrow 0905 (following day)
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CROSS STITCH & COUNTED
THREAD IN CARCASSONNE
Mon 15 – Sun 21 September 2014. Ref: 14002
£1529 per person (twin share). Single supplement: £350
CSG Members receive a £30 reduction on these prices.
C
arcassone, ‘La Cité’, is one of the world’s
great walled medieval cities, perfectly
preserved and listed as a World Heritage Site
by UNESCO. It is also our destination for this
wonderful Cross Stitch week under the
guidance of Jane Greenoff.
Jane is well known through her books on
Cross Stitch and through the Cross Stitch
Guild. She is in great demand as a teacher and
is delighted to invite you to join her in this
sunny corner of France for a wonderful week.
As well as enjoying the delights of
Carcassonne, you will be treated to a full day
excursion to the delightful town of Mirepoix
and the ancient village of Minerve.
What’s Included
3 Economy class scheduled flights London Heathrow to
Toulouse and return.
3 Transfers between the airport and the hotel.
3 6 nights hotel accommodation inclusive of breakfast
3 Welcome Drink.
3 Participation in Jane Greenoff ’s Cross Stitch classes.
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3 Full day excursion to Mirepoix and Minverve.
3 Hotel taxes.
3 Baggage handling at the hotel.
3 Driver gratuities.
3 UK Departure tax and other airport taxes and fuel
charges.
3 The services of an experienced tour manager.
3 Complimentary kit for Jane's project.
Not Included
7 Drinks, meals other than those served in flight, travel insurance, and any personal expenses
e.g. ‘phone calls, laundry etc.
Itinerary Highlights
Day 1 Early morning flight from London Heathrow Airport
to Toulouse.
u Coach transfer to Carcassonne and la Cité. You will enter
the Cité through the Narbonne Gate and take the short
walk to the hotel (your luggage will be taken off the coach
and delivered to your room).
u This evening there will be a Welcome Drink at the hotel.
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Days 2, 3 and 4 Three days of Cross Stitch in
Carcassonne. There will be morning and afternoon classes
to enjoy.
u During the week, Jane will be teaching a specially
designed project. You can dip in and out of the classes when
you wish and continue working outside the sessions too!
u A complimentary kit containing everything you will need
for the project will be provided.
u The evenings are at leisure.
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Day 5
A change of pace today as you enjoy an excursion
Mirepoix, an ancient bastide town where, on the large
central square you can still admire the half-timbered houses
supported on wooden pillars, creating a magnificent
covered arcade. The ends of the joists of the richest houses
are sculpted, and the most beautiful sculptures are on the
house of the Justice du Seigneur, which became in 1500 the
Maison des Consuls, showing women’s faces, bearded heads,
a tortoise and other fantastical images.
u After free time to shop and for lunch, you continue
through the picturesque Minervois region to visit the
ancient and historic village of Minerve.
u You return to the hotel in the late afternoon and the
evening is at leisure.
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Day 6 A final day in which to enjoy Jane’s classes and your
own cross stitching.
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Day 7 At leisure until the transfer to Toulouse Airport for
the late afternoon flight to London. Arrival into Heathrow is
scheduled for the early evening (local time).
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Carcassonne
Standing beside the River Aude and the Canal du Midi
in the Languedoc countryside, La Cité is spectacular.
The castle, built in the 12th century by the vicomtes
Trencavels, was beseiged by Simon de Montfort
during the Albigensian Crusade, then annexed to the
royal estate. Fortification works lasted throughout the
13th century, with the construction of the outer wall
and the modernisation of the inner rampart, making it
an impregnable fortress. The fortifications consists of
a double ring of ramparts and 53 towers and today
within the walls you will discover shops, cafes,
boutiques and restaurants.
Your Hotel
The Best Western Hotel Le Donjon Les
Remparts is situated in the very heart of the
ancient Cathar fortress city of Carassonne. It is
made up of three different buildings: Le Donjon,
Le Clos Trencavel and La Maison des Remparts,
each very close to the other. It has a restaurant,
bar and lounge, concierge and four conference
rooms. The reception area in the main building
has a television and reading lounge.
Each air-conditioned
and soundproofed
bedroom has its
private bathroom with
bath and/or shower
and toilet, telephone,
television, automatic
wake-up call and minibar. The hotel is rated
as three star.
Flight Details (for guidance only & may be subject to change)
Economy Class British Airways (All times are local)
Dep. Heathrow 0755 ArrToulouse 1040
Dep. Toulouse 1805 Arr. Heathrow 1855
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HOW
TO
BOOK
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(Monday to Friday 0900 to 1730). Please have
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Yes. You can send us a Reservation Request
form via our website: www.arenatravel.com.
Can I book by post?
Yes. To book, simply complete and sign the
Reservation Form and return it with your
payment, made payable to either Arena Travel
or Coliseum Travel depending on the Holiday.
See holiday pages for who to pay.
Arena Travel
Explorer House
2 Betts Avenue
Martlesham Heath
Ipswich
Suffolk IP5 3RH
Tel: 01473 660800
Fax: 01473 660801
E-mail: [email protected]
Call 01473 660800 or visit www.arenatravel.com
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