Thursday, 14 May 2015

A weekend with woollenflower


What a fab weekend, Julia (woollenflower) was here teaching her first class with us, and what an awesome one it was. Jules was teaching finishing techniques, I wasn't part of the class, but oh the tips i overheard! But you guys will have to sign up next time to find them out. We also took her out for chips...mmm chips
Jules is next back up in Dundee on the 20th June to teach both knitting tips and tricks, and how to steek ( i will defiantly be joining in on that one!) Book online at under the workshops tab, drop us a phone call or book in person! Info below.

Date : Saturday the 20th June 2015
Time: 10.00am - 1.00pm
Price: £35 which includes all materials

In this 3-hour class, learn a whole series of techniques to make your hand-knitted garments look beautiful, including accurate swatching, choosing/ substituting yarn, picking up dropped stitches and recognizing and fixing other mistakes, choosing the right increases and decreases, picking up stitches neatly for a button band, joining a new ball and weaving in ends.
Level: Advanced beginner
Skills required: Casting on and off, knit and purl, increasing and decreasing
Materials: a 10x10cm stocking stitch swatch (on needles) Materials can be collected once class is booked.

Date : Saturday the 20th June 2015
Time: 2.00pm - 5.00pm
Price: £35 which includes all materials

In this 3-hour class, we will explore how to safely cut your knitting so that you can turn a jumper into a cardigan, resize a garment up or down, add armholes and more. This traditional technique is intrinsic to Fair Isle, Scandinavian and other colourwork knitting traditions and is also useful when knitting cables or other patterns that are more easily worked in the round, for knitting with self-striping yarns and for those who prefer knit to purl…
We’ll look at the various types of steeks, as well as the yarn and stitch patterns commonly used when steeking. Participants will work and cut two different kinds of steeks on their swatches and will learn how to secure the steek once cut, add a knitted band and incorporate a steek into a garment. You will also receive a pattern that turns the swatches into a sweet mug cosy.
Level: Intermediate
Skills required: casting on and off, knit and purl, increasing and decreasing, reading a pattern: some experience knitting in colourwork or cables will be helpful but not essential
Materials: 2 completed swatches (instructions for these will be provided after you book your place)

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