The Crafting and Crocheting Tour to Tuscany with Lily Chin was a complete success! Sure there were a few minor glitches; but overall, I was so happy with everything during the 13 days I was gone.
Being together with avid crocheters and crafters of all kinds was a great choice for me to take my first ever "tour."
Our expert crochet teacher was Lily Chin; and we had two evening crochet classes with her. Daily excursions, all nearby in the Tuscany region, filled our time when we weren't crocheting! Since the majority of my blogging centers around crochet and since I journaled during the trip on my Facebook page, I will keep my emphasis this time on just the "yarny and crafty" aspects of the trip
No Lie: It was Fabulous!
Our home base, The Gran Hotel La Pace in Montecatini Terme, was an inspiration in itself!
|Our Group of Eighteen|
|Ceiling: Grand Hotel La Pace|
Our first excursion out of town was the Medieval village of San Gimignano-try pronouncing that! Small boutique shops abound there for great shopping!
Venturing out another day, we visited an Italian Yarn Factory where we were amazed colors, texture and process.
After the tour, we shopped to our hearts' content!
Near Florence, we saw how an ancient craft is still one of Italy's treasures when we visited one of Italy's last surviving Mosaic Studios.
|Materials used for mosaics|