I'm thrilled to share that I will again be teaching classes at The Handmakers Factory this year, coinciding with the move to their new studio in Seddon!
Expanding on the successful Beginner's Knitting workshop from last year, we will be running a full series of workshops on this subject, delivered as a bundle over 3 consecutive weeks. The advantage of this format for participants is the ongoing support through those first steps of learning, and it also allows us to take things slowly and let you really grasp each step before moving to the next. I'm so excited about this series, I think it's a winner!
Returning from 2015 is the popular Toe-up Socks, where we explore the magic of the Turkish cast-on and the short-row heel. Feedback from previous participants was extremely positive and I am looking forward to sharing it with a whole new group of people this year.
And in a new workshop series for 2016, we will incorporate a Whisky Bay Woollens pattern - Urchin - in an introduction to knititng cables and lace, as well as how to work from both written and charted instructions. It's all about upskilling and continually adding to our knitting toolkit!
If that isn't enough, I've also been invited to teach at a special creative series with Hawthorn Arts Centre. Offered as a bundle deal for workshops in May, I'll be taking participants through a series of hands-on projects that equip them with the basic skills, techniques and terminology of knitting, as well as an overview of how to fix common mistakes. Bookings available via their website.
Hopefully there is something there that peaks your interest! It's going to be a busy Winter ahead, which is such a wonderful thing, wouldn't you agree?