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Purlesque Knitting Workshops at Cuthberts

Date: 01 Mon 2013 Author: Cuthbert's Categories: Latest News

knitting-P1-242x300Over the next couple of months we will be working with Purlesque to host a number of knitting workshops for novice and experienced knitters alike! Run by the Purlesque team you’ll be in safe hands, learning new skills in the cosy surroundings of Cuthberts. Places are strictly limited so book early to avoid disappointment, contact email:

Sunday Workshops…

15th April 11-4pm “Fabulous Finishing” by Susan Crawford

In this workshop we look at how to ‘finish’ a hand knitted garment. We look at seaming, picking up stitches, beautiful buttonholes, perfectly finished shoulders, pressing and blocking, setting in sleeves and more. At the end of this workshop you should have the skills and confidence you ned to finish your own hand knits – and to a high standard.

At the end of the workshop I’ll also share some tips on how to give your hand knitted garments some fabulous final touches to give them that handmade but not homemade look.

  • Level: Participants should know and be comfortable working basic knitting and crochet skills.
  • Material fee: None
  • What to bring: A selection of knitting needles (2.75 – 5mm) 2 or 3mm crochet hook. Scissors, sewing up needle, pencil and paper
  • Price: £40 pp including a delicious and delightful afternoon tea!

Sunday 6th May 11am-4pm “Understanding and Working from a Knitting Pattern” by Susan Crawford

In this workshop we will familiarise ourselves with knitting patterns and how they are written. We will look at what they tell us about what yarn to use, what size to do and what fit you should get. We will go on to look at terminology, the pattern itself and look at both written and charted instructions.

This workshop should give you the confidence to tackle using knitting patterns and understand what makes a good pattern when considering purchasing a pattern.

  • Level: Beginner knitting skills and up.
  • Material fee: None
  • What to bring: Please bring a wide selection of knitting needles, a calculator, paper and pencil, tape measure, pins, scissors, stitch holders.
  • Price: £40 pp including a delicious and delightful afternoon tea!

Check out Purlesque’s website for more info…

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