Upcoming Workshops

April

Two at a Time Toe Up Socks

Know how to knit but terrified at the concept of creating a sock on circular needles, never mind trying to make two socks at the same time? 
I too felt this fear but after taking that leap myself I quickly learned to enjoy the process of sock knitting and now it’s your turn! 
This workshop is split into two sessions, the first focussing on casting on your two socks using the magic loop technique and increasing the toe sections and the second walking you through the not-to-be-dreaded heel turns (with a week in between to knit the body of your socks, yes you will have homework!)
Circular needle and a selection of yarns provided. Basic knowledge of knit and purls stitches required. Please advise in advance if you have an allergy to natural wool fibres or lanolin. 

TWO PART CLASS!
Sunday 21st April & Sunday 28th April
1-3pm both days – £45 per person
Needles and choice of yarns provided 

Getting to Grips with Ravelry

Ravelry is the Knitter and Crocheters best online resource for patterns, advice and keeping track of your stash! 
To learn the basics of how this free online resource can help you to reinvigorate or kickstart your crafting potential pop along to this 1½ hour introductory workshop and unravel the mysteries of Ravelry... 
If you have access to an iPad/Tablet/Laptop/Smart Phone please bring it with you!

Thursday 25th April 2019
6pm - 7:30pm
£10 per person
Own technology recommended!

 

Beautiful Brioche: From Beginning to Beanie

Join the wonderful Katherine Lymer of ‘Knitting with Katherine’ for this full day workshop creating your own brioche beanie!
Brioche knitting is form of tuck-stitch knitting, resulting in a wonderfully textured and squishy fabric that is as beautiful to view as it is to touch.
During this workshop, we will learn how to combine yarn overs, slipped stitches and the unique language of Brioche knitting to create different Brioche stitches. Once confident in the basics, we’ll apply our newly learnt skills to start knitting a beautiful beanie – perfect to keep the cold at bay or gift to someone special. By working with two colours, we’ll further enhance our stitch definition and create a truly stunning, double-sided fabric.
This workshop is suitable for the knitter confident in the basic stitches.
Assortment of yarns provided but if you wish you can choose to bring 2 colours of your own DK weight with you to work with. 

Please advise in advance if you have an allergy to natural wool fibres or lanolin.

To celebrate Yarn Shop Day there will be a variety of goody bags and giveaways also available in the shop!

Saturday 27th April 2019
10am-4pm – £75 per person
All materials provided

May

Advanced Spinning - Core Spinning

Mastered the basics but want to know more? This half day workshop allows you to test the waters and create your own art yarn using core spinning techniques from either a batt designed and carded by yourself or from commercially prepared top!
Core spinning adds strength to hand spun yarns and can help create unusual and unique effects but can be a tricky technique to perfect. 
Limited spaces available with the opportunity to borrow a wheel if you can’t bring your own.

Sunday 5th May 2019
1-4pm – £40 per person
All materials provided but
Own Spinning Wheels Welcome!

Learn to Spin on Drop Spindle

Learn to spin your own yarns on the humble drop spindle with a taster session on the spinning wheel.
This workshop is recommended for the novice spinner and all materials and equipment is provided.
(One-to-one and variety of advanced workshops also available to expand your spinning skills)

Thursday 9th May 2019
6-8pm – £30 per person
All materials provided

Knitting Fair Isle in the Round and Steeking with Katherine Lymer

Join the wonderful Katherine Lymer of ‘Knitting with Katherine’ for this full day workshop and take your colour work to the next level by learning how to knit Fair Isle in the round while creating a beautiful case for your sewing needles.

We’ll learn how to hold the yarn in both hands and become familiar reading patterns from charts designed for circular knitting. Once our knitting is complete, we’ll practise “steeking” – an often daunting but useful technique for garments as well as accessories.

We’ll start with an introduction to knitting Fair Isle in the round (using double pointed needles or the magic loop technique, as you prefer) and then we’ll use crochet to reinforce the steek on our completed fabric and then cut to reveal a neat and stable edging to our work. Add a few pages of felt fabric, and perhaps a button, and voilà! Our stunning sewing case is complete!
This workshop is suitable for the knitter experienced in the basic stitches and although some knowledge of knitting in the round and / or stranded knitting would be useful, it is not essential.

Assortment of yarns provided but if you wish you can choose to bring 3 colours of your own ‘hairy’ 2ply weight real wool yarn with you to work with (shetland is ideal).

Please advise in advance if you have an allergy to natural wool fibres or lanolin.

Sunday 12th May 2019
10am-4pm – £75 per person
All materials provided