Workshops and Events
Customised knitting or crochet lessons
Price: £25 per hour
Monthly Knit Night
Suggested donation £3
January 18th, February 15th, March 8th, April 19th, May 17th, June 21st, July 19th, August 16th, September 20th, October 18th, November 15th and December 20th.
Workshop – Mondays December 10th and 17th, 2018
Learn to Knit Workshop
Learn the wonderful art of knitting. Over the course of two evenings you will learn the basics of knitting and end up with a wonderfully snuggly snood made by your own fair hands.
The first evening will cover an intro to knitting, how to cast on and the basic knit stitch. The second evening will see you finish off your snood, learn how to cast off and sew the snood up.
There will be gorgeous chunky wool in a range of fabulous colours and needles available to buy on the night at 10% discount or you can bring your own materials. You will come away with not just a lovely snood but hopefully a new passion. And even better, you'll still have time to use your new skill to knit a few last minute Christmas pressies too!
The workshops are run by Cassie, who is passionate about knitting and passing on the knitting love. Cassie runs parents and babies knitting groups and knits for both stage and film.
Size of class: 6 students
When: Mondays December 10th and 17th 2018, 19:30 - 21:00pm
Master Class – Friday November 23rd 2018
The Vintage Shetland Project and the making of Fenella with Susan Crawford
It has been three years since we welcomed Susan Crawford to Knit with attitude telling us all about her forthcoming publication the Vintage Shetland Project, and then life happened ... If you know Susan you know that one challenge after the other was thrown her way, putting a hault on her publications but also her professional life.
Here at Knit with attitude, words can not express how delighted we are to be welcoming Susan back to our shop once more!!! Susan will be here Friday November 23rd to tell us all about the enourmous body of work that is The Vintage Shetland Project.
The Vintage Shetland Project is the culmination of eight years of hard work and personal determination. Inspired by the patterns and colours of Shetland knitting, the fashion historian, author, designer and publisher Susan Crawford began a journey into the rich heritage of Shetland knitwear, and in particular the pieces held in the Shetland Museum archive. With the help of Dr Carol Christiansen, the museum’s curator, Susan undertook the task of carefully selecting the most stunning and original designs from the 1920s to the 1950s, transcribed them stitch by stitch, and recreated them for the modern knitter. Photographed by Susan on the island of Vaila, situated off the west coast of Shetland, this book also celebrates the untameable beauty of Shetland itself. Compiled with Susan’s trademark attention to detail, the Vintage Shetland Project is a fabulous treasury of Shetland knitting design and a valuable insight into its textile traditions - and we get to hear all about this process from the author herself.
The Vintage Shetland Project showcases Susan’s own yarn range, Fenella, created specifically to enable the knitter, to perfectly recreate the unique museum pieces featured in the book.. Made using 100% British wool, grown, spun and dyed in Britain, in a range of 26 colours carefully chosen to emulate the shades found in the original vintage pieces. We will re-launch Fenella in all its glory here in the shop at the event - so come along for a squish, a fondle and to see it knitted up in Susan's beautiful garments.
The Vintage Shetland Project is a celebration of stunning design, beautiful knitting and the people of Shetland themselves, during a time of local change, international conflict and revolution in the knitting industry. At Knit with attitude we'd like to celebrate Susan and her accomplishments and we hope you will come join our party!
Size of class: 12 students
When: Friday November 23rd, 2018 19:00 - 21:00pm
Workshop – Sunday November 4th 2018
Natural Dyeing with Hey Mama Wolf – Eco-Print on Sock Blanks and Painting Yarn
In this 5 hour class Jule of Hey Mama Wolf will teach the basic principles on how to dye wool yarn with natural dyes. We will discuss what a mordant is and how and when to apply it. She will show us which plants and other natural materials can be used as a dye.
After the theoretical part of the workshop we will move on to make an eco print / bundle print on a sock blank. A sock blank is a knitted piece of sock yarn from which you can knit another item after dyeing. We will bring beautiful colour on it using the eco print technique. We will then handpaint sockyarn with plant dyes to make a colorful variegated yarn. Each participant takes home the sock blank and the painted yarn they've dyed in class.
All material is included. You can bring plant material that you gathered if you like! The class is suitable for beginners
Size of class: 10 students
When: Sunday November 4th 2018, 11:00 - 16:00pm
Workshop – Saturday September 15th or Saturday October 13th or Saturday November 17th 2018
Learn To Crochet Workshop
Curious about crochet? Then this is the workshop for you! In this class you will learn all the basic stitches that you need as an introduction to Crochet. You will then pick from a selection of patterns to make yourself either one of 3 different shaped scarves or to start on your very own Granny Square blanket. Absolute beginners welcome.
We will provide some materials and hooks for you to use while you practice the stitches.
Size of class: 6 students
When: Saturdays September 15th or October 13th or November 17th 2018, 14:00 - 17:00pm
Workshop – Sunday September 16th or Sunday October 14th or Sunday November 18th, 2018
Introduction to Amigurumi Workshop
Learn to Crochet in 3D to make your own animals or other creatures! Amigurumi is the japanese art of crochet stuffed toys and dolls, that are created by working in the round to create 3-dimensional shapes.
This is a beginner/intermediate class as although it is a simple technique, it can be a bit tricky at first. Absolute beginners are welcome, but it is recommended that you have a little experience. You can book in for a one-to-one beforehand or beginners class to learn the basics.
Following feedback we have extended this to a 3-hour session plus tea and biscuits for sustenance!We will provide a small selection of materials and hooks for you to use while you practice the stitches and then a 10% discount in the shop for you to get started on your project!
Size of class: 6 students
When: Sundays September 16th or October 14th or November 18th 2018, 15:00 - 18:00pm
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