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Time is running out to book onto one of our workshops. Workshop bookings will close on Saturday 6 July.

For more information on all of our workshops visit our website here.  All workshops include entry into Yarningham marketplace.

Mock Cables and Twisted Stitches with Karie Westermann

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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. Together you will work on a wrist warmer that will enable you to work on projects that look like cables – but without the bulk and the risk of dropped stitches!

Skills focus:

  • How to work twisted stitches
  • How to work mini-cables and twists without a cable needle
  • How to use lace techniques to create the illusion of cables

Experience Advanced beginner

This class is not suitable for beginners

Skills needed:

  • Knit, purl, working a yarnover and doing at least one decrease
  • How to read an easy chart
  • Working in the round

Materials to bring:

  • 1 ball of DK
  • 1 pair of 4mm needles (whichever you use to work a small circumference in the round)
  • 1 pair of 4mm needles (whichever you use to work straight)
  • Selection of stitch markers
  • Pen and paper
  • Tapestry needle

To book onto Karie’s workshop visit our website here. All workshops include entrance into the Yarningham marketplace on the day of the workshop.

Knitting the Landscape with Karie Westermann

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Psycho-geography is about seeing your local environment in a new light: bike lanes, paths worn by human feet, and old forgotten rivers. It is about wandering about your home town and looking closer at things you pass every day.

This workshop will be an exploration of how to express your memories and thoughts of a specific place using knitting as a medium. Knitwear designer Karie Westermann will talk about her own experiences designing knitwear inspired by specific landscapes, from shawls mimicking submerged beaches to hats taking visual cues from her Glasgow cityscape.

Then, together, you will begin to explore your own landscapes on the needles. What is the fabric of your own place? How can you translate the way you navigate the city into a wearable piece of knitwear? Karie will guide you in thinking about textures, stitch patterns and colours – and make you look at familiar streets in a new way.

Skills and experience Beginner & up. If you can cast on/off and knit & purl, this class is fine.

Materials You will need to bring yarn that you associate with the place you want to explore. Scraps are great, bring a selection! You will also need to bring appropriate sized needles for the yarn

All other materials will be provided

Tutor Karie Westermann does things with wool & words. She is a designer, teacher & general wool enthusiast. Her work combines her love of storytelling, art and woolly yarns as she is a big believer in knitting never being “just knitting”.

Karie relaxes by doing pub quizzes, biking around Glasgow on her red bike, and dabbling in dress-making. Her latest project, This Thing of Paper, a knitting book inspired by medieval manuscripts and books, was released in November 2017.

To book onto Karie’s workshop visit our website here.  All workshops include entrance into the Yarningham marketplace on the day of the workshop.

 

2018 Workshop Tutors : Karie Westermann

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Karie Westermann does things with wool & words. She is a designer, teacher & general wool enthusiast. Her work combines her love of storytelling, art and woolly yarns as she is a big believer in knitting never being “just knitting”.

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Karie relaxes by doing pub quizzes, biking around Glasgow on her red bike, and dabbling in dress-making. Her latest project, This Thing of Paper, a knitting book inspired by medieval manuscripts and books, was released in November 2017.

Karie will be leading two workshops at Yarningham this year.  Knitting the Landscape and Knitting Hap Shawls.  For more information and to book a place on Karie’s workshops, please visit our website.