Crocheting in Tuscany

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Our first Annie’s crochet craft tour this summer to Ireland was such a success that we are planning to travel to Tuscany next year! Before I tell you about our tour for 2017, I want to share a little bit about the Ireland trip.


Crochet instructor Jennifer Ryan traveled with the group and taught three classes during the week, teaching her Celtic knot techniques and making the Ireland tour a unique and multi-faceted experience.


Here’s what Jennifer had to say about her travel experience; “Our first ever crochet trip to the Emerald Isle with Annie’s and Craftours was wonderful. I thoroughly enjoyed teaching my Celtic Knot Crochet techniques and exploring Ireland with about 40 others who also love to crochet. We spent 10 days touring many beautiful places in and around Dublin, Galway and Killarney. We visited a sheep farm (Rathbaun Farm), baked scones together, walked around the lovely grounds at Kylemore Abbey (in the Connemara Region), viewed the Cliffs of Moher, photographed grand cathedrals and castles and enjoyed the Irish people.


In between all of the sightseeing, I taught three workshops in which the participants learned how to make these projects: I Love Ireland Pin, Galway Necklace and Connemara Bracelet. I enjoyed the enthusiasm and effort of all of the participants. Everyone did a great job with their projects while learning many new techniques – making a crocheted cord, weaving a Celtic Knot and putting it all together with various finishing techniques. Several women wore their creations with pride during the trip.


On the last evening, we returned to our hotel for our farewell dinner, I reminisced about our trip and was grateful our tour turned out to be all I hoped for and more! It was packed full of wonderful experiences, beautiful scenery, special people, Irish friendliness and mountains of inspiration!”

You can read Jennifer’s full article about the Ireland trip here.

Crochet! magazine editor, Ellen Gormley, also joined the group and commented, “Annie’s and Craftours made a dream vacation an easy reality. Because of the great variety and quality of sites and experiences arranged for us, the trip was an incredible value. Participating in the culture and sharing the adventure with other passionately crafty people made the experience more than a vacation, it was a trip of a lifetime.”

If you are a crocheter that loves to travel, start making plans to travel with us to the Tuscany area of Italy. We’ll spend nine wonderful days exploring Florence, San Gimignano and Montecatini Terme, take a train ride and go sightseeing through the beautiful Cinque Terre, visit an Italian yarn factory, take a Tuscan cooking class, shop in Florence market and much more!

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Celebrity instructor, Lily Chin will travel with us teaching new crochet techniques as we are inspired by the beautiful sights and sounds of the Italian landscape.

Make your plans now to join us in Italy October 20-28 2017! Sign up here and don’t miss this trip of a lifetime!

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