Workshop Dates

Tickets for January – April 2018
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Saturday 24th March
9.30am – 12.30pm

Brioche knitting uses a simple and clever technique to create beautiful fabrics – deep ribs and fascinating colourwork. It’s particularly effective in two colours and is an excellent way to tame a busy variegated yarn.
This class covers the skills for working brioche patterns, including reading the sometimes complicated instructions and fixing mistakes.
Knitters will leave with a one of a kind shawl project well underway.
Bring: 4mm circular needle 50cm length; two contrasting colours of DK yarn. If you wish to start your project in class bring heavy 4ply or DK weight yarn – one variegated, one solid – it works best if there is a strong contrast between them.
Skill level: intermediate knitters; must be VERY confident with knit and purl. No previous brioche ability necessary.

Tutor: Kate Atherley
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Saturday 24th March
1.45pm – 4.15pm

Suitable for knitters just getting to grips with cables or those wishing to learn from the best (why wouldn’t you?) this class takes your skills to the next level. We’ll create a sampler playing with a wide variety of cable patterns and stitches: knit/purl versions; uneven cables; reversible; slip stitch variations. We’ll show you how to work without a cable needle, speeding up the process and share tips for making cable fabrics more tidy. Along the way we’ll review chart and pattern reading and teach you how to fix mistakes plus touch on designing and customising cable patterns.
Bring: 4.5mm needles and cable needle to fit; DK or worsted weight yarn in a light colour.
Skill level: confident knitters able to knit, purl, cast on, cast off, increase, decrease, read and follow a pattern.
Cable knitting and chart reading experience helpful but not essential.

Tutor: Kate Atherley
Five spaces left

Sunday 25th March
Kate Atherley
10am – 11am

All those beautiful skeins with their tempting variations of semi solid, stripes, speckles and freckles, how we love them but it can be a bit hit and miss in the results once knitted up; using lots of visuals during this talk Kate will give you a guide to diagnosing variegated yarns whilst still in their skeins to learn how they might knit up and will provide suggestions for pattern stitches and projects to help make the most of your carefully chosen indie dyer yarns.

Bring: notebook and pen
Skill level: yarn addict
£10 per ticket

Sunday 25th March
Kate Atherley
11.45am – 1.45pm

An in-depth discussion of blocking focused on easy and practical techniques – how blocking varies for different fibres, fabrics and the why/how for varying projects.
Care, storage and moth prevention methods.
Essential stuff for the fibre fiend.

Bring: notebook and pen
Skill level: desire for better results
£10 per ticket

Saturday 7th April
12pm – 3pm

Want to knit in the round for a perfect fit, seam-free, nothing more than a couple of ends to tidy instead of sewing up?
You will learn:
Choosing the correct size for you
Working short-row shoulders
Picking up stitches for trims and sweater elements
How to work a set-in seamless sleeve
Adjusting a pattern to get the perfect fit
You’ll finish all you need to get started knitting
Pattern from the Zen Variations Collection included in class
Bring: 4mm needles for small circumference knitting ( 80cm circulars for magic loop or DPNs) and straight knitting (circular or straight needles as you prefer), 1 stitch marker, DK yarn
Skill level: advanced beginner/intermediate; must be confident with knit, purl, cast on, cast off, increase, decrease, able to knit in the round

Tutor: Renée Callahan
Seven spaces left

Saturday 14th April
10am – 1pm

A class for the complete beginner, a basic skills refresher or a confidence boost for the self-taught recent starter.
Using how to knit a superchunky hat as a basis you will learn:
How to hold your needles
Casting on
Knit and purl stitches
Understanding different yarn weights and tension, choosing and reading suitable patterns.
Needles and yarn included.

Tutor: Anna Nikipirowicz
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Renée Callahan – East London Knit
I’m an ex-pat relocated from sunny Seattle to sunny East London. I love knitting and designing and strive to create hand knit patterns that are enjoyable to knit and remain wearable for years to come.

After studying fashion design with knitwear at Central Saint Martins college, I began to hoard yarn and a range of knitting machines. I love textiles and technical challenge of knitting. There is real joy in producing something both useful and beautiful.

Anna Nikipirowicz
Anna Nikipirowicz is a designer, author and tutor. Her client list includes the Country Living Fair, The Creative Sanctuary, Rowan, John Lewis and other lovely, local yarn shops like us.
Her work is regularly featured in The Knitter, Inside Crochet and Simply Homemade.
We are thrilled that Anna can work with us and know you will have great fun whilst learning with her.

Kate Atherley
Kate Atherley is an expert teacher, with more than 12 years’ experience teaching at local yarn shops, guild gatherings, retreats and large-scale events. All classes include high-quality handouts. Technique classes are a lively mix of discussion, demonstration and hands-on practice, with individual attention and guidance provided.

Advance booking is essential.
Spaces for classes are on a first come, first served basis by ticket purchase.
Tickets are available in store or we can invoice via PayPal if you send us your preferred class request and number of tickets required.
Tickets are valid only for the class purchased.
Contact details will be noted at the time of booking to allow us to notify of any changes to the published schedule. These details will be used for this purpose only.

By us:
Classes may be cancelled the week before if there are insufficient numbers to reasonably justify going ahead.
If we regrettably have to cancel the class for this, or any other reason, you will receive a full refund or transfer to another workshop if feasible.
We will contact you as soon as possible if cancellation is likely.
By you:
If we can fill your spot with another student then a refund will be given.
The less notice we are given, the less likely it is that the ticket can be resold – please bear that in mind.

A notebook and pen is a handy thing to bring
Rail for coats and bags
Water and biscuits provided
Classes are for adults
No animals in the workshop room

Refreshments tray and biscuits

Fridge and microwave available for lunch break use

We are happy to share our beautiful workshop room with others.
If you have something you’d like to do but need some space…your own class, a meeting, photo shoot, large table to cut fabric…come in, have a look and discuss your requirements. Maybe we’ve got what you need.