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2020 Knitting holiday programme

Each of our knitting holidays at The Watermill at Posara, Tuscany, enjoys SEVEN nights at the watermill, with full board.

We should emphasise that absolutely EVERYTHING is included in the cost of your holiday: tuition and patterns for knitting projects (except on the knitting retreat), accommodation (including all linen and towels), pre-dinner aperitifs, all meals (including delicious meals with wine prepared specially for you at the mill, and at charming local restaurants) and local transportation (including transfers to Pisa airport; an excursion by train to Lucca or the Cinque Terre).

All you have to do is get to Pisa (and bring your needles!): we do the rest!


Early Bird discount: book now!

If you book before 31 December 2019 there’s a £ 75 (English pounds) per person discount on these fabulous 2020 Knitting holidays. To enquire about availability and/or to reserve your place, please visit our Knitting Enquiry Form


2020 Programme

23 - 30 MAY

Louisa Harding - Knitting Tutor

Louisa Harding

"Knitting and La Bella Vita"

We are delighted to introduce Louisa Harding, the celebrated cashmere knitter and yarn producer, to the Watermill knitting team. Louisa has recently established a new brand, called Yarntelier, combining the finest yarns from the English county of Yorkshire with beautiful designs, to make each item a piece of hand-crafted couture.

She is now beginning to plan the projects she will bring for our knitters during her week and is talking of a cashmere shawl, where you can draw on designs in the Tuscan countryside and incorporate them in your knitting; and another, smaller project, involving beading using a crochet hook.

As ever your knitting week at the Watermill will combine expert tuition, like-minded company, wonderful food and the delightful ambience of the Watermill, it's gardens and riverside walks, and outings into the surrounding unspoiled Tuscan countryside of Lunigiana.

4 - 11 JULY

Knitting retreat

Knitting retreat

"Knitting and La Bella Vita"

Many of our knitting guests at the Watermill have asked is whether it would be possible to run a knitting retreat here, in which there would be no tutor, but rather individual knitters would bring their own projects and enjoy convivial like-minded company in the peaceful ambience of the Watermill, as well as our usual offering of wonderful food and outings into the surrounding unspoiled Tuscan countryside of Lunigiana.

So, by popular demand, we are doing just that. A number of people have already put their names down, so if you're keen, please let us know as soon as you can. Since there is no official tutor, we are offering a special blanket discount of £200 per person.

Our knitting holidays fill very quickly so, if you are interested in joining us, please do let us know as soon as possible.

15 - 22 AUGUST

Louisa Harding - Knitting Tutor

Renée Callahan

"Knitting and La Bella Vita"

Renée Callahan is a prolific knitwear designer from London in England, who loves to combine texture and colour to create hand-knit patterns that are enjoyable to knit and remain wearable for years to come. She is really looking forward to her first visit to the Watermill. She says: “I am already planning some wonderful projects for the students, which will give us the opportunity to try out new techniques, such as brioche and slipped stitch patterns.”

As ever, your knitting week at the Watermill will combine expert tuition, like-minded company, wonderful food and the delightful ambience of the Watermill, it's gardens and riverside walks, and outings into the surrounding unspoiled Tuscan countryside of Lunigiana.