I have been booked to do quite a bit of teaching during November including teaching at a new venue, Mells and Whimsey, in Clarenden Road, Southsea, Portsmouth. I will also be joining Interknit Cafe at their pop-up shops during the autumn.
1st NovemberInterknit Cafe pop-up shop at the United Reform Church in Farnham. I will be there with my patterns and beads suitable for knitting with.
5th, 12th, and 19th NovemberLearn to Knit Socks, 3 linked evening classes to learn to knit a basic adult sock. These evening classes are to be held at Mells and Whimsey in Southsea from 6.30 to 8.30.
6th NovemberLearn to knit Socks one day workshop at Liss Wools, in Liss.
12th NovemberFinishing Techniques 2: Beginnings, Endings and Edges one day workshop at Liss Wools, in Liss.
15th NovemberKnitted christmas Decorations one day workshop at Mells and Whimsey in Southsea.
22nd NovemberKnitted Christmas Decorations one day workshop at The Knitting Habit, Alton.
23rd NovemberInterknit Cafe Sock Club at the United Reform Church in Farnham. I will be there with my patterns and help with sock knitting.
29th NovemberFair Isle Beret workshop at Mells and Whimsey in Southsea.
to book on any of the workshops you need to contact the relevant shops. You can find contact details on my Events page.
I have updated the Events page with information about all the classes I am booked to teach through to the end of 2014.
As well as teaching workshops and 2 hour classes at both Liss Wools, The Knitting Habit and Mells and Whimsey I am also teaching a residential weekend course on Patchwork Knitting at Farncombe Estate, Broadway, in the Cotswolds from 17th to 19th October.
I have been invited back for another year to teach on the French Treats Knitting Holidays in 2015. The knitting holidays are held at Le Vieux Monastere which is set in the lovely surroundings of south west France and is a great place to teach groups of enthusiastic knitters. As yet I have not worked out the programme of workshops for next year but the dates for the holiday are the 7th to 14th June 2015.
I am continuing to work on developing new areas on this website. As well as developing the Machine Knitting pages I am hoping to include some more techniques information and links to my Blog and YouTube channel. I have uploaded the first demos to my YouTube channel which are about finishing necklines. As well as demonstrating the technique I have also written a Blog post on the subject to give more background detail for those who are interested.
The 'Patterns' page now shows the free patterns I offer and on their individual pages is a link to download the pattern as a PDF file. There are also links to the Hand Knitting Patterns page and the Machine Knitting Patterns Page (currently still under construction). As well as adding more of my patterns to these pages I am hoping to also provide a link to purchase the patterns directly through my Ravelry store. Quite a few patterns are already available for immediate purchase from my Ravelry Store although not all the patterns shown on this website are available in the store yet.
As well as developing my own patterns I am continuing to write for 'Knitting' Magazine and 'The Knitter'. I have had a number of patterns and articles published in these magazines as well as several other knitting magazines over the years.
I continue to develop new workshops and talks for both hand and machine knititng. Some of the latest hand knitting workshops include 'Two-colour Brioche Knitting', 'Entrelac', Knitting Jewellery' and 'Drop Stitch Ruffles Scarf' and I an offering a new machine knitting talk called 'Pattern Play' The 'Talks' and 'Workshop' pages list most of the talks and workshops I currently offer. If there is any knitting technique or skill in particular that your group would be interested in please contact me to discuss alternative workshops or talks.
The City and Guilds 7716-15 Level 2 and 7716-16 Level 3 Certificates in Hand Knit Textiles are available as distance learning options. The distance learning course can be started at any time. For more information about these courses see the C&G 7716-15 and C&G 7716-16 pages.
I am no longer able to offer the City and Guilds course in Machine Knit Textiles. However I am aware that knitters do still want to learn about design and improve their knitting skills so I am in the process of developing my own course (based on the City and Guilds course) which will be offered as a 'Designer Knitters' course. I am also working on a 'Master Knitters' course which will focuse mainly on knitting skills rather than knitting and design skills. I will post more information when the courses are avaiable.
For more information about all the workshops I have been booked to teach this year please see the Events page. of this website.