This year our woolly workshops are all online!  If you haven't done an online workshop before you'll find it's surprisingly easy.  All you need is a device with Zoom on it and the simple materials listed.

To sign up for a workshop, click on the Eventbrite link.  We hope to see you there. 

Stranded Colour Work (Fair Isle)

Tutor: Anniken Allis

Learn how to knit two-handed fair isle/stranded colour work, how to achieve perfect floats, how to knit in the round (using a circular needle and magic loop technique) and how to read a fair isle chart.

If you don’t like the magic loop technique and prefer double pointed needles, please have double pointed needles (see materials list) available. Magic loop technique will be taught in the class.

After the workshops, participants can purchase my Online Stranded Colour Work & Steeking Course for half price. Details will be given in the class.

Materials needed: 

4ply yarn (preferably wool or wool blend), 3.5mm circular needles (80cm long) OR double pointed needles

OR

Dk yarn (preferably wool or wool blend), 4mm circular needles (80cm long) OR double pointed needles

Ability to print the class pdf before the class.

10am - 12.30pm

Friday 16th October

Cost: £15

The course will be on Zoom and a link will be emailed to youwhen you register.  

Click on the link below to buy tickets from Eventbrite:

Steeking your knitting

Tutor: Anniken Allis

Steeking is a technique that allows you to knit a sweater in the round then cut a slit for the sleeves or cut down the front of a sweater to create a cardigan. It's most commonly used with fair isle garments. This technique can also be used to modify garments to make them smaller/larger.

You can do this workshop after the Stranded Colour Work Workshop or as a stand along workshop - please bring the home work if you're not attending the morning session.

You'll learn how to re-enforce the 'steek', how to cut the fabric and knit a covered edging.

After the workshops, participants can purchase my Online Stranded Colour Work & Steeking Course for half price. Details will be given in the class.

Materials needed: 

Knitted tube from Fair Isle workshop or following the home work instructions which will be sent you after you register, extra yarn (preferably wool or wool blend) & needles used.

Ability to print the class pdf before the class.

10am - 12.30pm

Saturday 17th October

Cost: £15

The course will be on Zoom and a link will be emailed to you when you register.  

Click on the link below to buy tickets from  Eventbrite.

Natural Dyeing – 2 ways of capturing the colours of nature

Tutor: Caroline Bawn of Gorgeous Yarns

Gorgeous Yarns is a luxury, online yarn company specialising in naturally hand dyed yarns, dye kits and undyed yarns. All are ethically produced and organic if possible, from sustainable sources.

The live session via Zoom will be an interactive demonstration of 2 methods of naturally dyeing yarns. The first will be the traditional method using a dye bath which will be used to dye yarn with dye stuff grown in the Gorgeous Yarns garden. The second method will be setting up a solar/daylight dye jar.

Materials needed:

It is recommended that participants purchase a DIY Daylight Dye kit from Gorgeous Yarns before hand to be able to join in during the session.  To buy the kit please click here.

10am – 11am

Tuesday 20th October

Cost: £5

The course will be on Zoom and a link will be emailed to you when you register.  

Click on the link below to buy tickets from Eventbrite.