Full-Day Lace Shawl Design
Oct
7
10:00 am10:00

Full-Day Lace Shawl Design

Enjoy a full-day masterclass with expert lace designer Karie Westermann as she takes you through designing your own motifs, working out repeats, designing lace transitions, experimenting with shawl shapes, and how to calculate shawl designs that really work. It’s a hands-on and surprising straightforward experience at one of the UK’s most vibrant hand-dying studios.

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Design Your Own Shawl
Nov
2
1:00 pm13:00

Design Your Own Shawl

Together with Karie, you will look at how shawls are constructed, learn how to insert stitch patterns into shawls and figure out how to think outside the box. You will be looking at how to go from idea to finished design and how to calculate projects. Karie will guide you through your design process – armed with humour and experience – and give you hands-on advice regarding construction methods, shaping, and how to avoid the most common shawl design mistakes.

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Mock Cables & Twisted Stitches
Nov
2
7:00 pm19:00

Mock Cables & Twisted Stitches

Sometimes a little effort is rewarded by great effect. Mock cables, twisted stitches, and Japanese mini-cables all look complex, but are surprisingly easy to work once you learn the secrets. We'll play with textures and techniques as we knit wrist warmers together. With designer and author Karie Westermann at your side, you will learn about how to mimic cables using lace techniques, twisted stitches, and elegant Japanese slipped stitches.

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Nordic Knitting
Nov
30
11:00 am11:00

Nordic Knitting

This full day workshop will introduce you to the many, varied knitting traditions of Scandinavia and the Nordic region. Together with Karie, you will explore Icelandic, Faroese, Norwegian and Danish knitting heritage as you knit colourwork 'the Nordic way'. We'll discuss authentic colour choices and regional differences in colourwork among other things. You'll be working a wrist warmer pattern on the day, try two-handed colourwork, troubleshoot your colourwork techniques, and you will also get a chance to look at Karie's gorgeous samples.

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Lace Traditions
Dec
7
10:00 am10:00

Lace Traditions

From Iceland to the very heart of Russia, Northern Europe has some very distinct lace traditions. Together we will be looking closer at these traditions and how they influence each other. We will look at Iceland, the Faroe Islands, Shetland, Estonia and Orenburg before knitting a sample shawl (Shetland or Estonian) of your choice.

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Design Your Own Shawl
Dec
8
10:00 am10:00

Design Your Own Shawl

Together with Karie, you will look at how shawls are constructed, learn how to insert stitch patterns into shawls and figure out how to think outside the box. You will be looking at how to go from idea to finished design and how to calculate projects. Karie will guide you through your design process – armed with humour and experience – and give you hands-on advice regarding construction methods, shaping, and how to avoid the most common shawl design mistakes.

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Faroese Shawls
Sep
7
2:30 pm14:30

Faroese Shawls

  • Perth Festival of Yarn / The Station Hotel (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Traditionally a piece of clothing from the Faroe Islands, Faroese shawls are big, warm everyday items that sit well on shoulders rather than dainty special occasion objects. Learn about the construction of Faroese shawls, find out about the unusual pattern writing systems, and tackle a miniature shawl that’ll teach you all the necessary skills.

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Introduction to Estonian Lace
Sep
7
10:00 am10:00

Introduction to Estonian Lace

  • Perth Festival of Yarn / The Station Hotel (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This half-day workshop is an introduction to the wonderful world of Estonian lace. Learn about nupps (Estonian beads or bubbles), star stitches, flower stitches and so much more. You’ll work an easy scarf pattern that’ll teach you about this unique and unusual tradition.

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Knitting the Landscape at Yarningham, Birmingham
Jul
15
10:00 am10:00

Knitting the Landscape at Yarningham, Birmingham

An exploration of how to express your memories and thoughts of a specific place using knitting as a medium. Karie will talk about her own experiences designing knitwear inspired by specific landscapes – from shawls mimicking submerged Scandinavian beaches to hats taking visual cues from her Scottish cityscape — before guiding you unexpected places.

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Nordic Knitting at Woollinn, Dublin
May
26
2:00 pm14:00

Nordic Knitting at Woollinn, Dublin

This class will introduce you to the many, varied knitting traditions of Scandinavia and the Nordic region. Together with Danish knitwear designer Karie Westermann (me again!), you will explore Icelandic, Faroese, Norwegian and Danish knitting heritage as you knit colourwork ‘the Nordic way’. We’ll discuss authentic colour choices and regional differences in colourwork among other things. 

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Knitting the Landscape at Woollinn, Dublin
May
25
10:00 am10:00

Knitting the Landscape at Woollinn, Dublin

An exploration of how to express your memories and thoughts of a specific place using knitting as a medium. Karie will talk about her own experiences designing knitwear inspired by specific landscapes – from shawls mimicking submerged Scandinavian beaches to hats taking visual cues from her Scottish cityscape — before guiding you unexpected places.

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Nordic Knitting at Loch Ness Knitting Festival, Inverness
Oct
14
9:00 am09:00

Nordic Knitting at Loch Ness Knitting Festival, Inverness

This class will introduce you to the many, varied knitting traditions of Scandinavia and the Nordic region. Together with Danish knitwear designer Karie Westermann (me again!), you will explore Icelandic, Faroese, Norwegian and Danish knitting heritage as you knit colourwork ‘the Nordic way’. We’ll discuss authentic colour choices and regional differences in colourwork among other things. 

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