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!
Learn to Crochet
Tuesday 13th June 2019 - 7pm - 9.30pm
If you have always wanted to have a go at Crochet but don’t know where to start, then this introductory evening will dispel the mystery and teach you the basic techniques. A crocheted tablet or cushion cover is an ideal first project for beginners.
Introduction to Corner Crochet
Tuesday 18th June 2019 - 7pm - 9.30pm
This crochet technique requires only one stitch technique, and produces an attractive scalloped pattern which grows quickly and is ideal for a cushion cover or blanket. The yarn used is a gorgeous combination of British wool and nettle fibres - which is a joy to work with and a lot softer than it sounds! Suitable for beginners, although some previous knowledge of crochet would help.
Introduction to Fair Isle Knitting
Saturday 29th June 2019 - 2pm - 4.30pm
If you’ve always wanted to have a go at Fair Isle knitting, but have been put off because it looks too complicated, then this workshop is for you! The session will take you through the basic principles and techniques involved, and putting them into practice on a sample swatch. Those wanting a further challenge can try knitting with both hands - not at all essential, but it does make knitting larger Fair Isle projects a little faster!
Suitable for any knitter with a basic knowledge of casting on, casting off and knit & purl stitches, who is looking to expand their skill set.
Friday 5th July - 10.30am - 4pm
Brioche Knitting - nothing to do with bread rolls! This workshop introduces the
technique of brioche knitting or Fisherman's rib. It is worked on double-
pointed needles and used to create a reversible fabric which is particularly
effective with different colours.
Tuesday 9th July - 7pm - 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.
Introducing Colour with Slipped Stitches
Thursday 25th July 2019 - 7pm - 9pm
Learn an easier way to knit with two colours using a slipped stitch technique, and a circular needle to work 'in the round' to create this effective two-tone cowl. This workshop is suitable for novice knitters who are happy with casting on and off, and knit and purl stitches. Yarn for the project is included in the cost of the workshop, but participants will also need a 60cm x 4.00mm circular knitting needle which can be purchased on the day if necessary.
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
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.