Tag: knitting

Summer school for all who love wool

summer school for all who love wool, any skill level. Knit socks, spin sock yarn, dye yarn, felt fleece.

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Wool to Eternity – a Summer School for all who love wool, any skill level

‘Wool to Eternity’ a Summer School for all who love wool, any skill level or none at all – Spin, Knit, Felt, Dye. A three day summer break that will feel like heaven. Three professional teachers who love what they do, guarantee fun and success for anyone who loves wool, from complete beginners to those who […]

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Doodler shawl by Erica

This fabulous work reminds me of sunrise straking out across an imaginary landscape. It is worked by my Knitting Advisor, Erica. Also in the picture is Val who teaches long draw spinning in the Leicester area. Erica told me The pattern for the shawl is called ‘the Doodler’ and is byStephen West – it is […]

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Successful spinning lessons

Successful spinning lessons are a great joy to me. Another promising pupil is my neighbour who has her own sheep – she learned to spin on her first lesson. Like all my pupils, she learned to spin on Blue Faced Leicester (BFL) prepared tops. I always start beginners off on BFL as it is the […]

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Beginner’s spinning

Beginner’s spinning ‘First spinning is very special – it is the measure of future improvement – but it is difficult to imagine a more satisfying outcome of your first spinning than this lovely hat in blue faced Leicester fleece in its natural colours.  It is only a few weeks since Angie inherited her spinning wheel from […]

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Improve your spinning at knuston hall

Improve your spinning

Improve your spinning and enjoy some quality time at Knuston Hall with a supportive group of unassuming spinners, weavers and dyers who just love what they do.

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Socks with meaning

Socks with meaning make delightful gifts and now is the time to start on knitting unique Christmas gifts. These socks are called Meadow and knitted with my own art yarn. All yarn has basic elements which can be used in the design process; these are fibre, spinning method, colour and yarn structure. The fibre choice […]

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Gotland pullover – pupil news

Gotland pullover – pupil news from Jane who completed this cosy pullover for her husband. Jane learned to weave this time last year and subsequently learned to spin – so she has not been spinning for a year yet. What an achievement! It was prepared with hand carders and spun on her Ashford traditional.

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Summer School

Summer school on Thursday was about structure in spinning and weaving. We made boucle yarn, and did lots of weaving on knitters looms.

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Haphazard knitters is at Loddington Grange

Is a knitting group for people who want to knit but need bit of help, or just like to knit with friends. Erica, my knitting advisor (who knows more about knitting than I ever will) is on hand to help with your knitting problems and sort out messes! It is not necessary to book to […]

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Fish and chip jumper

The Haphazard knitters have been knitting these little outfits for African orphans that get wrapped up in newspaper as they have nothing better to wear – hence the ‘fish and chip’ tag

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Sarah Burnett cardigan at Woolly Day

Gill brought along this lovely cardigan she has knitted along with the pattern in A Passion for Colour by Sarah Burnett

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HapHazard Knitters take to the garden

The weather was so lovely on Wednesday we sat by the pond…Erica couldn’t resist spinning up some of the new clip Shetland I had washed

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Semi-circular shawl on 5m KnitPro circular needles

The HapHazard Knitters are starting new semi-circular shawls now that everyone has finished their Shetland Haps…mine is in a finish “Water Yarn’ a mix of hand-dyed merino tops plyed with silk to preserve the colour sequence and knitted on size 5 KnitPro circular needs

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Dancing JCBs

I  got my yarn twisted round the bobbin and flyer when demonstrating at Fernie Country Fair on Sunday because I was enthralled with the music and display  of these JCBs – it was superbly choreographed –

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Knitting is with Frances at Loddington Grange tonight as I am with the Embroiderers’ Guild in Daventry

Is a knitting group for people who want to knit but need bit of help, or just like to knit with friends. Erica, my knitting advisor (who knows more about knitting than I ever will) is on hand to help with your knitting problems and sort out messes! It is not necessary to book to […]

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Another shawl is finished…

Frances has learned to spin and knit in the last three years or so – she was delighted to finish her shawl at Haphazard knitters on Wednesday evening…it will need to be washed and blocked now

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Day on the river

Bob and I are going on the river today – packing up is tiresome but taking my new ‘River’ yarn is no hardship. It is hand dyed  – rainbow technique  – spun long draw and fine with plenty of twist on Molly, my James Williamson wheel (see spinning on my Thurmaston Post) and plyed with […]

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Yarn for another shawl

The Haphazard knitters are planning to make Radiance Shawls – with help from Erica, SpinningSchool’s Knitting Advisor. Here, Val is plying her hand dyed merino tops with some indigo dyed yarn from Indigo-inc, purchased at our recent Indigo workshop.

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greta Garbo scarf

Greta Garbo scarf by Julie

Some are daunted by lace knitting believing it too complicated to even try. Such a shame because lace, like all knitting is just a series of knit stitches and purl stitches. The most difficult thing is finding a quiet time when you are able to concentrate undisturbed by children, partners chores etc. It does require […]

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