Friday, September 07, 2012

August/September 2012

In the shop

The new yarns have all been selling well along with the pattern brochures. The current topseller is the Rib and Cable sweater in Debbie Bliss Bluefaced Leicester

closely followed by a variety of patterns in Rowan Frost from the Frost Collection.

For the spinners and felters we now have a range of merino/silk sliver (20% mulberry silk, 80% merino) from Ashford available in multiples of 50g.

For anyone interested in spinning or weaving, the Clyde Coast Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers has an exciting visit coming up this month from the Woodland Turnery. Non Guild members are welcome to come along, all details are available

Workshop Info
  • All workshops run from 10:30 to 15:30 and cost £45.00
  • Coffee, tea and biscuits are provided, lunch can be obtained from one of the many coffee shops, bakeries, bars or restaurants close by.
How To Book
  • To reserve a place on any workshop please email or call Karen on 01475 648089
  • A deposit of £10 will secure your place.
Fairisle Patch Bag with Carol Meldrum
29th September 2012

Add a splash of colour making this fun folk inspired patch bag
Learn the basic techniques to get you started and confident at working 2 colours at the same time across a row
See the benefits of reading from a graph
The handle and side seam detail are made from a mock crochet chain technique
Add some beads at the bottom for that extra finishing touch
Must be confident with the basics

Creative Scarf Weaving Workshop 27th October 2012

This course is  for anyone who has a rigid heddle loom or is thinking of getting one and wants a helping hand creating their own handwoven scarves.
We will learn how to set up your loom to make a scarf and  some different techniques that can be used for patterning, and  creating texture in your scarf.
For the more adventurous, we will learn how to weave your warp into your scarf to make a moebius cowl.
Finally, we will learn different ways to finish off your scarf creations.
This course is suitable for weavers of all abilities.