Workshops and Events

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Customised knitting or crochet lessons

One-to-One Lessons

Our One-to-One lesson is very popular as it can be perfectly customised to your wishes and needs. Whether you want to learn the basics, are about to tackle new techniques, or you happen to find yourself in a complete knitting disaster. We are here to help! For more information and details on how to book, please get in touch.
When: available at appointment
Price: £25 per hour

3rd Thursday every month

Monthly Knit Night

Join us for a social evening of knitting and fun. Bring your wool and needles, and let us knit together. All skill levels welcome! We’ll provide wine and snacks, and we’ll offer 10% off all yarns on the evening.
When: 3rd Thursday of the month, 6.30pm
Suggested donation £3

2017 dates:
January 19th, February 16th, March 16th, April 20th, May 18th, June 15th, July 20th, August 17th, September 21st, October 19th, November 16th and December 21st.

Pomfest – Thursday July 13th, 2017

Festive Knit Night with Veera Välimäki

We are absolutely delighted to be welcoming you all to a very special Pomfest Knit Night! Celebrating the 5 year anniversary of one of our favourite publications Pom Pom Quarterly! (Can you believe it's been five years already?) The knit night will be structured as all of our knit nights with nibbles and refreshments and of course our standard 10% discount on all purchases done on the evening, but we have one very special announcment to make: we will be joined by one of the Pomfest Guest Speakers - Veera Välimäki - co-writer and designer extraordinaire of the marvelous Interpretations books. Veera will be here with some samples for all of us to squish and admire, and if you're lucky she might even sign your books.
Seats available: 20
When: Thursday July 13th, 6.30-9pm

Workshop – Wednesdays July 19th and 26th

OR Tuesdays August 8th and 15th

Learn to Knit

Learn to knit at Knit with attitude! This is the course that will teach you everything you will need to know to make your very own snood or scarf. Knitting is a thousand year old craft that has influenced countless designers and makers in that time. Despite all this, the basics of knitting are very simple and easy to master.
In 2 classes you will learn how to cast on, the basics of knitting, how to cast off and finish your knitting. You will start a snood or a scarf in the first class, and learn how to finish it in the second class. You will need 200g of a chunky yarn and 12mm needles. All supplies for the class are available at the shop for 10% off when purchased on the day or when signing up for the class.

Size of class: 6 students
When: Wednesdays July 19th and 26th, 2017 6:30 - 8pm
OR Tuesdays August 8th and 15th, 2017 6:30 - 8pm
Fee: £50

Workshop – Saturday September 2nd, 2017

Natural Dye Workshop with Lola Lely Studio

Join Lola Lely for the day, Saturday September 2nd, venturing into the fascinating world of Natural Dyeing. 

In this workshop you will learn all the processes that are involved in dyeing your own fabric using natural dyes - most of which can be found in the kitchen. Lola will teach you how to grind dried herbs, spices and teas using a variety of pestle and mortars to create concentrated natural dyes, and will explain the different techniques used to mordant cloth before the dyeing. 

You will then move on to dye your own sample swatches, and do some experimenting of your own to truly gain the understanding of the natural dyeing process. Participants will select a variety of different weight cloth pre-mordanted with vinegar, alum, salt and iron - which then are rinsed clean and ready for dying.

You will also be showed how to dye larger pieces of fabric using concentrated natural dyes. Instructions will also be given on how to create a multitude of hues and colours through timed dyeing and overdyeing.

The workshop lasts for a whole day, from 10am to 16.30pm - with a break for lunch and social conversation.

All participants will be emailed a detailed pdf workshop guide on beforehand.

The dyed cloth created during the workshop can be used to make your own patchwork apron which Lola will show you how to do in the following workshop, Saturday September 9th - the Patchwork and Boro cloth Apron Making Workshop. For students attending both workshops we have a special price of £70 for the Apron Making Workshop, the £30 difference will be refunded to you when signing up for both workshops.
Teacher: Lola Lely
Size of class:
6 students
When:
Saturday September 2nd, 2017 10am - 16.30pm
Fee: £100
Book your spot. 
Natural Dye Workshop

Workshop – Saturday September 9th, 2017

Patchwork Apron Making with Lola Lely Studio

Join Lola Lely for the day, Saturday September 9th, making your very own apron using patchwork and boro fabric techniques.

This workshop begins with a introduction into the history of patchwork, boro textiles and workwear. You will then be given guidance and instructions on how to design and construct your own patchwork apron made from cloth dyed at the previous workshop - Natural Dye Workshop. Fabrics to use will be provided for those not attending the Natural Dye workshop.

For students attending both workshops we have a special price of £70 for this workshop, the £30 difference will be refunded to you when signing up for both workshops.

You will learn how to employ simple basic stitching techniques to connect your patchwork. No sewing machines will be used at the workshop. We are going completely analogue! Some decorative stitching and applique techniques will also be taught to embellish pockets, corners etc.

The workshop lasts for a whole day, from 10am to 16.30pm - with a break for lunch and social conversation.

All participants will be emailed a detailed pdf workshop guide on beforehand.
Teacher: Lola Lely
Size of class: 6 students  
When: Saturday September 9th, 2017 10am - 16.30pm
Fee: £100 
Book your spot.
Patchwork Apron Making Workshop

The Small Print:

Courses are payable in full on booking. If you are unable to attend, please cancel your booking at minimum two weeks before the event to receive a full refund. For later cancellations, your place needs to be filled by another student for a refund to be issued. We reserve the right to cancel a class in unusual circumstances. We try to avoid this wherever possible, but sometimes it cannot be avoided. In this situation, of course, a full refund will be given. We're sorry, but Knit with attitude/Of Cabbages & Kings can not be held responsible for weather conditions or any other situations that are out of our control.
 

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