MORE Holiday Knitting Workshops 16th-19th March 2015 at Cumbria Grand Hotel.

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OCTOBER 2014 HOLIDAY now fully booked BUT due to demand BOOKINGS NOW BEING TAKEN for MARCH 2015 

heatherhaynesknits will be holding further Holiday Knitting Workshops 16th-19th March 2015 at the Cumbria Grand Hotel, Grange over Sands, in the Lake District Peninsula.

Cost £295 per person

These workshops will give you an opportunity to use fantastic luxury yarns by ArtyarnsManos Del Uruguay and Artesano. They are designed to encourage those with basic knitting skills to find confidence to take their knitting a little further in a pleasant environment with like minded people. There will be a maximum of ten people to ensure personal tuition. Patience and encouragement will abound so please do come and join us! Advanced knitters are welcome but may already be familiar with the skills we will be using.

Workshops will be held on Monday evening (day of arrival),Tuesday morning, afternoon and evening, Wednesday morning and evening and Thursday morning (day of departure). Workshops are optional so please feel free to take a break if required.

Workshops will be looking at various different techniques: several ways to cast on and off; some different increases and decreases; basic reading of lace chart and symbols; little extras such as adding beads to your work; and opportunities to try different needles and yarns  in the technique workshops. Yarns used in the workshop will include yarns by http://www.artesano.com

Iris Schreier, co-founder of Artyarns, has kindly given permission for us to use her Every Which Way Shawl pattern and a shawl kit (rrp £53) is included in the inclusive price – you will begin the shawl by the end of the break. See http://www.artyarns.com for colourways.

Please contact heatherhaynesknits@gmail.com for further information, draft programme, booking form and full terms & conditions.

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY.
The price of £295 includes the following:

  • workshops with knitting workshop tutor Heather Haynes
  • an Artyarns Every Which Way Shawl kit;
  • three nights Dinner, Bed & Breakfast at 3* Cumbria Grand Hotel (no single supplement)
  • soup & sandwich lunch on Tuesday & Wednesday;
  • tea, coffee & biscuits during daytime workshops.
  • Workshop materials will be provided but please bring your own knitting needles

Superior rooms may be available at the cost of an additional £25 per person per night.

There will be one free afternoon for time to explore the locality but the focus is on the workshops.

Travel to and from the holiday is not included. Insurance is not included (see terms & conditions).

Full payment required at time of booking (see terms & conditions) and any extras incurred at the hotel must be paid by you in full before departure.

Please contact heatherhaynesknits@gmail.com for further information, draft programme, booking form and full terms & conditions.

HEATHER’S KNITTING & CROCHET WORKSHOP SUMMER PROGRAMME for JUNE and JULY 2014

DISCOUNTS ON LINCOLN WORKSHOPS FOR REGULAR ATTENDERS & THOSE BOOKED ON THE KNITTING HOLIDAYS

These workshops are for those who already have basic skills in knitting/crochet and who wish to extend/refresh their skills and find confidence to take their knitting/crochet a little further. The workshops will take place in Riseholme (approx. 3-4 miles from the centre of Lincoln) and the groups will be small (maximum eight people) to ensure personal tuition. Car parking is available. The nearest bus and railway stations are Lincoln; and if you arrive by bus/train you will need to take a taxi from the bus/rail station. Full address details will be sent to you with your booking receipt.

Ravelry: my username on Ravelry is HEATHERofHHKNITS.
I have set up a HeatherHaynesKnits group for those interested in or attending workshops so you can post photos of your projects and remain in contact with those you meet. You will also be able to raise any queries you may have after the workshop days.

Afternoon Technique Workshops
These will be from 2pm – 5pm. Tea and coffee will be provided.
The basics of the technique being taught will be explained to you and you will be provided with written workshop sheets. You will knit or crochet swatches/small projects and the yarn for these will be provided on the day. Bring your own needles and notions.

Project Day Workshops:
The morning session will run from 10.30am – 12.30pm and the afternoon session will run from 1.30pm – 3.30pm. (Experience shows people become too tired for a longer afternoon session.) Tea and coffee will be provided. Please bring a packed lunch for the lunch break.
The pattern will be explained and you will be provided with written workshop sheets. You will work on techniques required to complete the pattern in the workshop and materials required for technique knitting will be provided. Bring your own hooks, needles & notions.
NB: You will also receive the yarn and pattern for the project in the workshop price so that you can work/complete your project at home.

ALL WORKSHOPS TO BE PAID FOR IN FULL AT THE TIME OF BOOKING

 

June 2014 Workshops

12 June     Project Crochet:    £35      The Clarissa Hat in Noro Kureyon yarn.

If you know how to do a double crochet and treble crochet then join us to learn how to make this beautiful hat in Noro Kureyon yarn. Bring a range of crochet hooks from 4mm – 6mm. Yarn & pattern will be provided. Tea & coffee provided. Please bring a packed lunch.

 

14 June     Project Crochet:     £35     The Clarissa Hat in Noro Kureyon yarn.
Please see description above.

 

26 June     Technique Knitting: £20     A few ways to Cast On/Off & Sewing Up.

Bring with you two approx. 10cm squares worked in DK yarn on 4mm needles for the sewing up. Then knit swatches to try different cast on/off techniques using Artesano & Manos yarns. Bring different sizes of needles and a needle for sewing up. Tea & coffee provided.

 

28 June     Project Knitting:      £50     Simple Lace; Beautiful Artyarn: Holiday Cowl by Iris Schreier.
NB: Luxury ArtYarn included in the price of this workshop. 

Join us to use beautiful Artyarns to make Iris Schreier’s Holiday Cowl – and learn how to read a simple lace chart for working in the round. We will also consider different techniques to apply beads to your work. Materials and pattern will be provided.

You will need to bring a 4.50mm/5mm x 40cm circular needle (measured from tip to tip) and a cable needle. But please bring different sized 40cm circular needles (if you have them). There will be needles & notions available to purchase on the day if required. Tea & Coffee will be provided. Please bring a packed lunch. (The same workshop will be held on Thursday 24 July).

July 2014 Workshops

10 July     Technique Knitting: £25     Basic cables & beads fingerless mitts.

Learn basic cables and beads using a simple pattern to make fingerless mitts. Artesano yarn & pattern provided as is crochet hook and beads. Bring a selection of your own needles 3.25mm – 4mm. Needles & cable needles etc. available for purchase on the day if required. Tea & Coffee will be provided.

 

12 July     Project Crochet:      £40     Crochet Cowl with beaded/picot edge.

Make a surprise little something in the workshop to learn the techniques to make a soft crochet cowl with a beaded/picot edge. Artesano yarn will be included for the technique crochet in the workshop as will the lovely Artesano yarn & pattern for making the cowl at home. Tea & Coffee will be provided. Please bring a packed lunch.

 

24 July     Project Knitting:      £50      Simple Lace; Beautiful Artyarn: Holiday Cowl by Iris Schreier.
NB: Luxury ArtYarn included in the price of this workshop.

Join us to use beautiful Artyarns to make Iris Schreier’s Holiday Cowl – and learn how to read a simple lace chart for working in the round. We will also consider different techniques to apply beads to your work. Materials and pattern will be provided.
You will need to bring a 4.50mm/5mm x 40cm circular needle (measured from tip to tip) and a cable needle. But please bring different sized 40cm circular needles (if you have them). There will be needles & notions available to purchase on the day if required. Tea & Coffee will be provided. Please bring a packed lunch.

 

26 July     Project Knitting:       £40      Artesano DK Alpaca Pyjama Day Socks
NB: this workshop price includes a set of five DPNS.

Learn the techniques to make DK top down socks in the round on five needles – a cable cuff, a turned heel and grafting for finishing the toe. Materials provided to make a mini sock in the workshop and you will also receive luxury Artesano DK Aplaca and pattern to take away to make a pair of socks at home. Tea & Coffee will be provided. Please bring a packed lunch.

 

 

 

ALL WORKSHOPS TO BE PAID FOR IN FULL AT TIME OF BOOKING

CONTACT heatherhaynesknits@gmail.com for further details or to book a place.

 

 

 

August 2014 Workshops: still to be announced

 

KNITTING & CROCHET WORKSHOPS JUNE – AUGUST 2014 LINCOLN, UK.

HEATHER’s SUMMER WORKSHOPS IN LINCOLN – PROGRAMME COMING SOON

Please note these workshops are for those who already have basic skills in knitting and crochet and who wish to extend/refresh their skills and find the confidence to take their knitting and crochet a little further. The workshops will be small groups (maximum of eight people) to ensure close tuition and will take place at my house where car parking is available. The nearest bus and railway station is Lincoln (Lincolnshire, UK) and if you arrive by bus or train you will need to take a taxi from the station to my house.

Ravelry Group: HeatherHaynesKnits
You can find me on Ravelry as HEATHERofHHKNITS.
A HeatherHaynesKnits group has been set up on Ravelry for those attending workshops so you can post photos of your projects and remain in contact with those you meet. You will also be able to raise any queries you may have after the workshops.

Afternoon Technique Workshops
These will be from 2pm – 5pm. Tea and coffee will be provided.
The basics of the technique being taught will be explained to you and you will be provided with written workshop sheets. You will knit or crochet swatches which you will take away with you and the yarn for these will be provided on the day.

Project Workshops
These will be all day workshops. Tea and coffee will be provided.
The morning session will run from 10.30am – 12.30pm and the afternoon session will run from 1.30pm – 3.30pm. Please bring a packed lunch for the lunch break.
The yarn and pattern for the project will be provided. The pattern will be explained and you will be provided with written workshop sheets. You will work on techniques required to complete the pattern in the workshop. Any yarn required to knit or crochet swatches will be provided. You should then be able to complete your project at home.

Thanks go to Artesano, Manos Del Uruguay and Artyarns for their support for these workshops and to Iris Schreier of Artyarns of New York for permission to use her patterns at my workshops.
Many thanks also to Sarah of Spins and Needles for continuing support.

See below for a taster of the Project Workshops: Artyarns Holiday Lace Cowl

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Summer Knitting Workshops

CAN KNIT FAIR ISLE!

AN INTRODUCTION TO CABLES AND BEADS

BASIC SOCK KNITTING – KNITTING ON FIVE NEEDLES

HOW TO FINISH OFF YOUR WORK

A FEW DIFFERENT CAST-ON AND CAST-OFF METHODS

If you are interested in booking me to take any of the above workshops in your wool shops, art gallery or cafe knit I am now taking bookings for May, June, July and August 2014. (There are still a few slots available sooner than this too).

Please contact me for further details. See also heatherhaynesknits on Facebook.