We are delighted to also welcome back Renee Callahan. We had such fantastic feedback from everyone who took part in her sold out brioche stitch workshop last year, it was a no brainer to invite Renee again.
Renee Callahan, aka EastLondonKnit, teaches knitting classes, designs knitting patterns and podcasts about her love of slow fashion and making and sharing beautiful, useful things.
After studying fashion design with knitwear at Central Saint Martins college, Renee began to hoard yarn and a range of knitting machines. She loves textiles and the technical challenge of knitting.
Renee is constantly creating new patterns and combinations of texture and colour and spends as much time as she can hand knitting.
Renee will be leading two workshops at this year’s Yarningham. Finishing Techniques and 3-D Knitting. For more information and to book a place on Renee’s workshops, please visit our website.
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.
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.
Based in the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham, Deborette Clarke designs and makes small leather goods under the label B18 Leather.
Deborette Clarke is a fun loving creative who has many years experience as an educator, designer and maker. She began working with leather after attending a few workshops and deciding to experiment further by purchasing a pre-owned leather sewing machine.
Shapes are simple and colour is key with some pieces being hand painted using a variety of methods. The skin or hide is treated as a blank canvas for experimentation.
For Yarningham 2018 Deborette has designed a bespoke workshop for us where you can make your own leather purse. Perfect for storing items for your latest stitch project or use it as a day-to- day pouch.
For more information about Debotette’s workshop and to book a place, please visit our website.
We are very pleased to announce our programme of workshops at this year’s Yarningham festival.
First we have STITCH HACKING WORKSHOP with Amy Twigger Holroyd.
BRIOCHE BASICS WORKSHOP with Renée Callahan.
And finally DOUBLE KNITTING WORKSHOP with Nathan Taylor (a.k.a Sockmatician)
All workshops are £30 (+ booking fee) and are on sale now. Your workshop ticket will also give you entry to the Yarningham Marketplace on the day of your workshop.
For more information about all the workshops and to book tickets please visit our website here.