Join felicity ford for an evening of colourwork and inspiration

Join Felicity (Felix) Ford, aka KNITSONIK, for this fabulous workshop and learn how to turn your everyday inspirations into stranded colourwork! Bring something that is important to you – a favourite sweetie wrapper, a photo of a place you love, anything which inspires you – and together we’ll explore how it can be used as a basis for amazing and personal stranded colourwork.

Discover how Felix developed ideas for her book, the KNITSONIK Stranded Colourwork Sourcebook, and begin creating your own swatch based on your inspiration source. The workshop includes:

·             playing with a wide range of different yarn shades

·             choosing a palette for a project

·             finding patterns in ordinary life

·             experimenting with shading

·             swatching in the round and working a steek

There will also be an opportunity to see and examine the 12 swatches created for the KNITSONIK Stranded Colourwork Sourcebook and the objects, photos and drawings associated with their production.

Materials

You will need to bring a set of 2.5mm DPNs or a circular needle (according to your preference for knitting in the round); please bring a range of needle sizes if you are a particularly tight or loose knitter. Don't forget your inspiration!  This can be a special photo and/or object. You'll use this piece as a starting point, so don’t worry too much about picking the perfect inspiration source. As long as you choose something you love, you’ll have a great time discovering and celebrating its hidden charms in your knitting.

In order to get the best from this workshop, knitters will need to know how to knit in the round with two colours at a time; this workshop is not suitable for beginners.

Materials provided:  participants will have access to a wide range of shades of Jamieson & Smith 2-ply Jumper Weight for their swatches. Exercise books with squared paper suitable for charting will also be provided.

Details

Location:

Date and time: Thursday, 26 March 2015, from 6:30 - 9:30 pm.

Cost: £55 per person.