Born to Knit Workshops
‘Born to Knit’ runs day-time and evening knitting and crochet workshops offering tuition in everything from casting-on and cable patterns to colour work.
Whether you're a complete beginner or wanting to learn new techniques, Born to Knit can help!
SUMMER SATURDAY AFTERNOON MINI-WORKSHOP SERIES
These one hour sessions are perfect to polish your skills, and Heather is offering a special offer so if you book 3 sessions, you get the 4th one free...more details on the Born to Knit website.
1.How to get your tension right
Saturday 3rd August - 3pm - 4pm
2.Blocking and Pressing
Saturday 10th August - 3pm - 4pm
Saturday 24th August - 3pm - 4pm
3.Picking up Stitches for Necklines and Button Bands
Saturday 31st August - 3pm - 4pm
Learn How To Knit
Thursday 5th September - 7-9.30pm
Aimed at beginners who would love to take up this absorbing and creative hobby for the first time, as well as those who perhaps learned as children but have forgotten! This evening workshop will take you through casting on and off, and the knit and purl stitch, before embarking on a scarf, cowl or cushion cover in aran wool.
Crochet a Storage Basket
Thursday 12th September - 7-9.30pm
Work through a crochet pattern with guidance to make an adorable storage basket. Learn to crochet 'in the round', starting with an adjustable ring and working out from the centre. The basket uses just one basic crochet stitch and is made all in one piece, it can be easily adapted to any size. Pattern and yarn are included in the cost of the workshop.
Thursday 26th September - 7-9pm
Learn how to knit ‘continentally’, which many people find faster than the English method and which is also a real advantage when working with more than one colour, as it saves having to keep stopping to untangle them! Suitable for knitters who are confident with casting on, casting off, and knit & purl stitches.
If you already have a pair of 4mm needles please bring them with you; otherwise needles can be purchased on the day. Yarn will be provided and is included in the price of the workshop.
Introduction to Tunisian Crochet
Thursday 10th October - 7-9.30pm
Tunisian Crochet is an intriguing combination of knitting and crochet, which is a fun alternative to both, and easy to pick up. Join this afternoon workshop to learn the basic technique and begin a straightforward project - either a cosy cowl or a cushion cover in one of two stitch patterns.
Suitable for complete beginners, although some previous knowledge of knitting or crochet would probably help.
Knit Your Own Socks (two-part workshop)
Thursday 17th & Thursday 31st October - 7-9.30pm both days
Join this fun, two-part workshop and learn how to make your own socks ‘in the round’ - either on double-pointed needles or a specially-designed circular needle - which means that there is absolutely no sewing up to be done afterwards! Participants can choose from a wide selection of self-patterning sock wool, which does the colourwork for you, or alternatively opt for a thicker yarn to make a Christmas stocking with contrast heel and toe. Hand-made socks make wonderful presents, but knitting them carries a health warning, as sock-knitting can become addictive!
Syncopated Brioche Knitting
Friday 25th October - 10.30am-4pm
A chance to take your Brioche Knitting a step further, by working in the round to knit a winter cowl and learning to syncopate - moving from one colour to another within the same round to create an amazing graded effect. Suitable for knitters who have already worked basic Brioche Knitting, and are familiar with ‘brk’ and ‘brp’ stitches.
One -to-One Tuition
If you are unable to come to a workshop on a particular date, Heather does offer one-to-one tuition which she can tailor to whatever you are interested in learning.
Knit and Knatter Group
The B2K K&K is an opportunity for knitters of all ages and levels of experience to get together informally over a cup of tea/coffee for a Knit and a Knatter. These are purely social gatherings so no tuition is provided. For those wanting to learn to knit, or a little refresher on certain techniques, please have a look at our workshops page. Or why not book some friendly one-to-one tuition with Heather for as little as £7.50 per 15 mins at the Born to Knit studio at Fisherton Mill.
Heather runs two ‘Knit & Knatter’ groups, both in Salisbury. For information about dates, times and arrangements, please see the Born to Knit website.