Sneaton Castle Weekend

For a few years a medley of about 30 of the group have spent a weekend at Sneaton Castle, enjoying passing the time with our lace / knitting / embroidery / jewellery without the inconvenience of housework.

Sneaton castle weekend

Sneaton castle weekend

Situated near Whitby on the North Yorkshire moors, Sneaton Castle Centre, formerly a girls’ boarding school, is in the grounds of St Hilda’s Priory, the Mother House of the Anglican Order of the Holy Paraclete.  www.sneatoncastle.co.uk.

 

Hardanger Embroidery Cloth, Bobbin Lace Flowers & Mobile Case, Knitted Stole

Hardanger Embroidery Cloth, Bobbin Lace Flowers & Mobile Case, Knitted Stole

Torchon Bobbin Lace Layette

Torchon Bobbin Lace Layette

This area of Yorkshire has many attractions. Whitby and Robin Hoods Bay are outstanding, local wild life, adventurous walks, steam railway (or DIY at home) keep some of the husbands occupied whilst we visit the wonderful jet jewellery & wool shops.

A small display is usually set up as the venue often has other visitors who are intrigued as to why we are there. The trial pillow has initiated a variety of hands – Sisters from their African Convent, Best-man in kilt and full regalia, local celebrities attending their presentation lunch, group of talented young musicians who also entertained us. Come this last weekend in July, wonder who will be brave enough to “Have a go”?

Needle & Bobbin Lace

Needle & Bobbin Lace

All Bobbin Lace

All Bobbin Lace

Romanian Point Box Lid – mix of Crochet & Needle Lace

Romanian Point Box Lid – mix of Crochet & Needle Lace

Knitted shawl, Torchon tablecloth & box, hand-spun wool

Knitted shawl, Torchon tablecloth & box, hand-spun wool

 

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