Why not enjoy being in the heart of the French Alp mountains while stitching? You will find embroidery courses at the ski resort Les Contamines-Montjoie in February and March.
For accommodation, you’ll find everything you need on the site of the Tourist Information.
The classes will take place in a Chalet. Some pictures to give you an idea of the place:
Marie-Claude Prot, who speaks English, will show you some Hazara and other stitches. Details are given on her website: Par Forts Vents d’Est.
I’ll show you how to use silk ribbons, wool for crewel, cotton for Mountmellick or traditional embroidery, for details see the leaflet below (click on it to print).