11 am - 1 pm
Introduction to Brioche Knitting with Kath Andrews. Brioche knitting is a distinctive knitted ribbing technique that is recognizable by its interesting texture. In this workshop you will learn how to achieve this effect by alternating columns of slipped stitches with yarnovers and knit stitches.
Handouts and yarn will be provided, but participants will need to bring 5mm circular needles (ideally 60 - 80 cm long).
1 – 3 pm Amigurumi Crochet with Julia Dudrenec
In this workshop you will learn the basics of amigurumi crochet, and make your own cute little cherries from the Ricorumi Fresh Friends collection. We will cover increasing and decreasing stitches, working in the round, creating a magic circle, and reading amigurumi patterns. Julia will also provide you with lots of tips and tricks to help you along the way.
Please note this workshop is not suitable for complete beginners – you must be able to crochet a UK double crochet stitch.
All tools and materials are provided including the gorgeous Ricorumi Spin Spin variegated cotton yarn. Cost £40
3 – 4 pm Introduction to Tunisian Crochet with Diana Bensted
In this workshop you will learn how to make a Tunisian crochet coaster. Tunisian Crochet is worked on a special long hook with a stopper on the end, so that the stitches stay on the hook. Once started you work with a forward and backward pass, keeping the right side of the work facing at all times. Using Tunisian simple stitch, this class focuses on colour changing within the rows. This workshop is for those who have crocheted before and can make a chain.
Tunisian crochet hook provided.
Weaving Demonstration by the Spinners, Weavers,
and Dyers Guild