2022 WORKSHOPS

We’ve got some brilliant workshops lined up for you, ranging from Lace by Music to Watercolour Painting.

Take a break from shopping to challenge yourself or learn an entirely new skill!

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Portuguese Knitting for Beginners

Saturday 18th June 2022 – 10:30am to 1:30pm

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Tutor: André de Castro

Pre-requisites: None

Duration: 3 hours

What to bring:

  • 4 & 4.5mm circular needles
  • 50g DK yarn in a light colour
  • stitch markers
  • scissors

Cost: £65

Description:

In this workshop students will be able to learn through simple samples of stitches the basics of the Portuguese Knitting Style:

– small historical framework of the Portuguese Knitting Style

– how to hold the yarn, the needles, the placement of the hands and the correct tension when knitting

– how to use the Portuguese Knitting Style in order to minimize movements and consequently reduce the risk of injuries typical of other forms of knitting.

– how to use the Portuguese Knitting Style in order to knit in a more efficient, quick and simple way

Drop Spindle Basics

Saturday 18th June 2022 – 10:30am to 12:00pm

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Tutor: Fiona – A Little Bit Sheepish

Pre-requisites: None

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

What to bring: Nothing

Cost: £35

What’s provided: Kit included

Description:

Teaching the basic “how to” of spinning on a drop spindle. After being walked through the steps you will have time to practise with tutor support.  All equipment is provided for you to use during the session. You will take home your first handspun and a kit to keep spinning.

No Eek Steeking

Saturday 18th June 2022 – 10:30am to 12:30pm

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Tutor: Ann Kingstone

Pre-requisites: Complete steeking homework (sent when you book your place)

Duration: 2 hours

What to bring:

  • Your swatches
  • Yarn for knitting with in class (the same yarn as
    you used for the swatches)
  • 3.25mm/US 3 needles
  • 2.75mm/US C crochet hook

Cost: £45

What’s provided: Scissors

Description:

Steeking uses a bridge of waste stitches to enable you to work entirely in the round in situations where ordinarily you couldn’t, eg when working armholes or making a cardigan. It is particularly useful for stranded colourwork, because purled colourwork is typically slow and difficult compared to colourwork that is knitted on the right side. 

Many knitters are nervous of cutting the waste stitches in a steek. This class will assist you to overcome that nervousness, giving you the confidence to steek anything! 

In class we will cover: 

✔ Steeking stitch patterns. 

✔ How to set a steek before cutting it. 

✔ Options for reinforcing a steek. 

✔ How to pick up stitches from a steeked opening. 

✔ Options for finishing a steek. 

Lace by Music

Saturday 18th June 2022 – 2:00pm to 5:00pm

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Tutor: André de Castro

Pre-requisites: Previous experience in Lace knitting, reading charts etc..

Duration: 3 hours

What to bring:

  • 3.75 & 4mm circular needles
  • 50g fingering yarn in a light colour
  • stitch markers
  • scissors

Cost: £65

Description:

The lace by music is a type of lace knitting. Borders or edgings that were made by women in the most remote villages of Portugal.
These lace have the particularity of being all made mostly in purl stitches and for that purpose a special “code” has been created to pass along those patterns from generation to generation. This “code” is the so- called “music” of the lace and is composed of a series of symbols created by people who at that time didn’t know how to read or write.

Class contents:
– Historical approach to Lace by music

– Explanation of symbols and how to interpret them.

– Working lace by music samples.

Reading your Knitting as well as the Chart

Saturday 18th June 2022 – 2:00pm to 4:30pm

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Tutor: Bronagh Miskelly

Pre-requisites: Ability to read simple knitting patterns

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

What to bring: Yarn and needles for swatching 

Cost: £50

What’s provided: Handouts

Description:

When I am working as a “knitting agony aunt” in person or in print, I come across people who have never been taught how to read their knitting – to be able to work out where you are in the pattern by looking at the knitted piece.

At the same time I meet people who find charts off putting.

In this class we will see how reading your knitting and reading charts work together and how to match these to patterns.

This is a fun game based class to help knitters to understand their knitting, charts and patterns better

Introduction to Tunisian Crochet

Saturday 18th June 2022 – 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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Tutor: Dawn – Crafty Zebra

Pre-requisites: A basic knowledge of crochet chain stitch would be an advantage.

Duration: 2 hours

What to bring: Nothing

Cost: £45

What’s provided: Tunisian hook, yarn, sewing needles, wall hanging bar and printed hand-outs.

Description:

During the workshop you will create a sampler wall hanging whilst learning the 3 basic stitches for Tunisian Crochet.  You will take home your work and hand-outs to be able to continue your craft at home.  

Use and Control Dye Based Watercolour for Illustrative and Decorative Purposes

Saturday 18th June 2022 – 3:00pm to 5:00pm

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Tutor: Molly – Rockamolly

Pre-requisites: None

Duration: 2 hours

What to bring: Nothing

Cost: £30

What’s provided: Everything for the workshop

Description:

We will spend time our time learning the basics of transferring an image, painting then outlining.

Brioche..the beginning

Sunday 19th June 2022 – 10:30am to 1:30pm

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Tutor: André de Castro

Pre-requisites: None

Duration: 3 hours

What to bring:

  • two 4 mm needles circular needles: one with 60 cm (24 inch) cable and other with 40 cm (16 inch) cable
  • stitch markers
  • scissors
  • 50 gr DK yarn in two contrasting colours

Cost: £65

Description:

In this workshop students will be able to learn through simple samples the basics of Brioche Knitting:

  • what is Brioche knitting
  • brioche basic stiches and movements
  • how to read a basic brioche chart
  • make samples of 2 colour plain brioche in the round

Dye your own yarn

Sunday 19th June 2022 – 10:30am to 1:30pm

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Tutor: Dawn – Crafty Zebra

Pre-requisites: None

Duration: 3 hours

What to bring: Nothing

Cost: £75

What’s provided: 2 x 100g skeins and handouts

Description:

During the workshop you will learn how to dye your own yarn using 2 different techniques.  You will take home your two 100g hand dyed skeins and hand-outs to be able to continue your craft at home.

Yorkshire Dales Gloves

Sunday 19th June 2022 – 10:30am to 12:30pm

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Tutor: Ann Kingstone

Pre-requisites: None

Duration: 2 hours

What to bring:

  • 2 balls of contrasting 4ply yarn
  • four 2mm and 2.5mm double pointed needles.

Cost: £50

What’s provided:

Description:

Learn the main techniques used to knit Yorkshire Dales gloves with Yorkshire knitting expert, Ann Kingstone. As well as this practical tuition, during class Ann will also present fascinating facts and theories about the Yorkshire Dales glove knitting tradition, describing the characteristics of gloves in this tradition, their place in Yorkshire’s knitting past, and what she has learned from her research about the knitters who made them.

Needle Felted Sheep

Sunday 19th June 2022 – 11:30am to 12:30pm

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Tutor: Fiona – A Little Bit Sheepish

Pre-requisites: None

Duration: 1 hour

What to bring: Nothing

Cost: £25

What’s provided: All materials and tools

Description:

Try your hand at needle felting with this adorable sheep workshop. Using a pre felted wool base you can decorate your sheep with wool curls and fibre. Everything you need is supplied, and you get a felting tool kit to take home (in case you need a little more time to finish off or you catch the felting bug). All wool used is British, a combination of Shetland, Jacob and Wensleydale.

Sharp needles mean this class has a minimum age requirement of 13 years, and those aged 13 to 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Magical Mosaic

Sunday 19th June 2022 – 1:00pm to 4:00pm

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Tutor: Iris – Knitterish Designs

Pre-requisites: Be a confident knitter

Duration: 3 hours

What to bring: 3mm needles plus two high contrast 4ply yarns

Cost: £55

What’s provided: Charts to work with plus free pattern – choice of cardigan/shawl/cowl. 

Description:

Mosaic knitting is a lovely way of adding patterns to your knitting without the complications of using multiple yarns in one row.  By simply knitting and slipping stitches the most beautiful patterns can be produced, from very simple to quite intricate.  I aim to show knitters how to produce 3-5 different patterns and show how they can be utilised in different garments. I’ll provide various completed articles and these can be tried on, etc.

Next Steps in Cables

Sunday 19th June 2022 – 1:00pm to 4:00pm

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Tutor: Bronagh Miskelly

Pre-requisites: have knitted basic cable patterns with rope or plait cables

Duration: 3 hours

What to bring: DK or aran weight yarn in two colours, along with a pair of suitable needles and two cable needles

Cost: £65

What’s provided: Charts to work with plus free pattern 

Description:
We will swatch a pretzel cable pattern featuring more than one type of cable in a knot design – this will include cabling with two cable needles and how to check woven cable patterns.

Then we will move on to a colour work cable technique which can be used in the pattern that will be provided in the workshop. 

During the workshop we will look at cable charts and different forms of cable notations.

Drop Spindle Basics

Sunday 19th June 2022 – 2:30pm to 4:00pm

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Tutor: Fiona – A Little Bit Sheepish

Pre-requisites: None

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

What to bring: Nothing

Cost: £35

What’s provided: Kit included

Description:

Teaching the basic “how to” of spinning on a drop spindle. After being walked through the steps you will have time to practise with tutor support.  All equipment is provided for you to use during the session. You will take home your first handspun and a kit to keep spinning.