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Knotting know-how

Macramé is having a moment, and it’s not hard to see why, with the fashion for house plants and greenery in the home.
There are two workshops coming up, 12 May in Cirencester and July at Victoria Works in Chalford, where you can make your own plant holder. No experience is necessary and you can make the whole thing in half a day.

More details on the workshop page

Improve your knitting

The next learn to knit course is a full 10 weeks that will get you started and able to embark on a first project with support.
If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to knit or simply gain more confidence, now’s your chance. This is a course for beginners and improvers. We’ll be starting with the basics and working at the your speed, so you will never be left behind.
You will learn how to cast on, knit and purl stitches, and basic increases and decreases, what to do if you drop a stitch (don’t panic) and how to read a pattern, then we’ll start a project so we can knit-a-long together.
Learn to Knit
Beginning 25 April for 10 weeks at New Brewery Arts, Cirencester
Weds, 1:30pm – 4:30pm
Cost £190  Book here

Re-making plastics

Are you tired of all the plastics in your bin that you can’t recycle? I know I am so I’m converting to trying to buy as few plastics as possible and it’s really hard. It’s one thing not to buy fruit in plastic punnets, though sometimes I tell myself that I’m going to re-use them when I pick my own, so that’s okay isn’t it? Most things can be recycled or composted so what’s left in the landfill bag is often all plastics.  You can make useful new things from the new sheets of plastic which are easily stitchable with a sewing machine if they’re not too thick.  I’ve made planters with mine to hide that other unsightly plastic thing, plant pots.

If you’d like to have a go yourself I’ve made a downloadable worksheet. Let me know how you get on. Please make sure not to burn yourself or inhale nasty fumes. remaking plastic worksheet

More knitting know-how

Join us for our Knitting know-how summer term at New Brewery Arts and brush up on your knitting skills. We’ll be meeting on Wednesday afternoons from 26 April to 24 May to look at how to make your knitting more professional. Ever wanted to know which increase or decrease to use where, or how to make your edges neater? All these questions answered and more.

Find out more and Book here

Knitting know-how workshops

knitting-know-how“Don’t let your awkwardness worry you; or the sliding about of needles, you are their boss and they know it.” (Elizabeth Zimmerman, Knitter’s Almanac)

I’ve been getting ready for a new series of workshops at New Brewery Arts in February. The classes will be based on the throw that I designed for The Art of Knitting, using increases and decreases to make squares, except this time we’ll be using different colours and yarn, making it in Rowan Tweed’s muted palette. We’ll look at diagonals, entrelac and short-rows, all those things that can put you off before you even start. This course will make you more confident and in charge of your needles. I’m really looking forward to meeting a new group of knitters.

There’s been a change of dates, workshops now start on Wed Feb 22 and are every week until Wed Mar 22, 2017. That gives people more time to sign up, yay!

Tutor: Katy Bevan (that’s me)
Date & Time: Wednesday afternoons, 1:30pm – 4:30pm
Venue: Albright Studio, New Brewery Arts
REF: sc37-17
PRICE: £90.00