Workshops 2016

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Slow Stitching Workshop

Slow Stitched Note Book | £15.00

Saturday 9.30* – 10.45 (1.15hrs) (max 12 places)

With Jaki Bogg

A gentle introduction to boro: the traditional Japanese method of mending and extending the life of everyday textiles.
Traditionally the fabrics were indigo-dyed and the patched items became a wonderful mosaic of blues covered with beautiful Sashiko hand stitching. Beginning with dyed scraps of cottons Jaki will show you the simple stitch technique needed to create your own unique fabric, which will then be made into a cover for a small notebook

Skill Level: all skill levels

Requirements: All materials supplied: cotton threads, hand dyed fabrics, sewing needles and hand made paper.

*Please note: if you have booked a place on a 9.30am workshop please enter by the main (littondale) entrance at the front of the auction mart where you will be allowed entry into the workshop.

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Dorset Buttons Workshop

Dorset Buttons | £15.00

Saturday 9.30* – 10.45 (1.15hrs) (max 12 places)

With Jane Rushworth

Learn a traditional skill for making buttons, brooches or bracelets, which is enjoying a comeback after falling out of regular use in the 1850’s. Whilst traditionally done with a needle and threads, wools or cotton, you can also use basic crochet to enhance the buttons.

We will make a traditional cartwheel button, but you will be shown other variations to experiment with at home.
Skill Level: No previous experience required.

Requirements: All materials supplied: silk and cotton threads, base button

*Please note: if you have booked a place on a 9.30am workshop please enter by the main (littondale) entrance at the front of the auction mart where you will be allowed entry into the workshop.

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 Broomstick Lace Workshop

Broomstick Lace | £30.00

Saturday 10.30 – 12.30 (max 12 places)

with Eleanor Thomson

Introduction
Broomstick lace is a crochet technique that is thought to date back to the 19th century. Originally, broom handles were used to form the distinctive loop pattern. It is often connected to the Pioneers travelling across the USA, though it may have origins in Europe. It is also called peacock eye crochet, jiffy lace, lattice loops or punto peruano (Peruvian stitch).

Overview
The technique uses one main stitch – double crochet (US dc) – and loops worked on a large knitting needle. It is not suitable for absolute beginners but only requires confidence with double crochet, reasonable dexterity due to handling two tools simultaneously and a willingness to count stitches a lot!

The workshop will begin with an introduction to broomstick lace, working a small sample piece and then beginning a larger scarf project that can be finished at your leisure and will give plenty of scope for practising the technique.

For those who have already tried the technique but would like to learn more, there will be opportunities to experiment with different stitch patterns and learn increases and decreases.

Ongoing online support will be available for participants after the workshop.

Materials
You will receive a handmade project bag containing a 20mm knitting needle, 4mm crochet hook (N.B. the tools may vary slightly from those shown), a printed copy of the tutorial/pattern and a 100g skein of 4ply yarn. Oddments of yarn will be available for practising before beginning the main project.

**Yarn needles, scissors and stitch markers can be borrowed or please feel free to bring your own if you prefer**

Tutor
Eleanor Thomson is a lifelong crafter, who lives in Leeds and has family roots in the wool industry in Bradford. She learned broomstick lace a few months after beginning to crochet and has since enjoyed sharing this technique through teaching others and writing patterns and tutorials.

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 Weaving Wonders Workshop

Weaving Wonders | £20.00

Saturday 11.00 – 12.30 (1.5hrs) (max 12 places)

With Jaki Bogg

Weaving is a method of textile production in which two distinct sets of yarns or threads are interlaced at right angles to form a fabric or cloth. In this workshop you will be using art yarns to produce a piece of woven loveliness with which to make: a cuff for a shirt, a unique piece of jewellery or just to decorate your home.

Skill Level: All skill levels.

Requirements: all materials supplied: wool, tapestry needle, and frame.

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Creative Crochet Borders Workshop

Creative Crochet Borders | £18.00

Saturday 11.00 – 12.30 (1.5hrs) (max 12 places)

With Jane Rushworth

Starting with a pre- prepared fabric pocket, you will be shown how to add an even hand stitched base, to which you will add a decorative crochet border. Jane will show techniques for getting the correct number of stitches for your pattern and show you how to produce a range of borders to try in the future.

Skill Level: You should be able to crochet a chain and double/treble crochet stitches. A 3.5 or 4mm crochet hook will be provided, but if you prefer to use your own then please bring them with you.

Requirements: All materials supplied.

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Rip and stitch brooch Workshop

Rip and stitch brooch | £18.00

Saturday 1.00pm – 2.15pm (1.15hrs)(max 12 places)

with Jaki Bogg

Everyone needs a brooch, whether it’s to add to their overall look or just for the hell of it.
In this workshop you will use the loveliest bits of lace, silk and linen; cloth covered buttons, frayed edges and dyed scrims in order to create the most exquisite brooch in England.
There will also be in your kit, a kilt pin onto which you will dangle your keepsake.

Skill Level: Suitable for all skill levels.

Requirements: All materials supplied: needles, threads, fabric, kilt pin and wool backing.

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Rug Hooked autumn leaves Workshop

Rug Hooked autumn leaves | £15.00

Saturday 1.00pm – 2.15pm (1.15hrs) (max 12 places)

With Jane Rushworth

Using hand dyed wool you will experiment with relatively short lengths of wool to produce an autumn leaf (leaves) with a range of rich autumnal colours. You will make a small coaster. However you will be provided with sufficient hessian to take home to continue to make into a large item such as a pot stand, cushion cover, or seat pad if preferred.

Skill Level: Suitable for both beginners and more experienced rug hookers.

Requirements: All materials supplied: : hessian backing, hand dyed carpet yarns and hook. If you prefer to use your own rug hook then please bring it with you.

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Confident Cables  Workshop

Confident Cables | £30.00

Saturday 2.30pm – 4.30pm (2hrs) (max 10 places)

With Jaki Bogg

If you have always loved the look of cables and have no idea of how to get started, then this workshop is just for you.

Jaki will show you how to twist and curl your way along straight needles: transferring stitches from one needle to another, knitting and purling in different sequences. You will be able to cable enough to fold over and sew in a zip to make a purse with attitude!

Skill Level: be able to cast on and off, knit and purl.

Requirements: All materials supplied: hand dyed merino superwash, straight and cable needles, pattern and a zip.

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Fun and funky fungi  Workshop

Fun and funky fungi | £24.00

Saturday 2.30pm – 4.30pm (2hrs) (max 12 places)

With Jane Rushworth

Starting with a simple spiral and bullion stitch patterns you will learn some basic elements for freeform crochet and using these you will be encouraged to create your very own funky fungi! We will develop these shapes and patterns and share them with the rest of the group and then go away with new ideas to help you develop your own patterns in the future.

You will be crocheting mainly with cottons of different weights. Whilst crochet hooks are provided, if you wish to use your own then we will be using 2, 3.5 and 4mm hook.

Skill Level: You should be able to crochet a number of stiches, such as chain, slipstitch, double and treble crochet.

Requirements: All materials supplied including: crochet hooks and yarn.

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Sunday Workshops

Needle felted pin top Workshop

Needle felted pin top | £18.00

Sunday 9.30* – 10.45 (1.15hrs) (max 12 places)

With Jaki Bogg

In this workshop jaki will introduce you to needle felting. You will learn how enjoyable it is, sticking something extremely sharp into something very soft!

Your finished item, will be highly practical and indispensable: a place to put your very precious bits of haberdashery and also your most useful needles and pins.

Skill Level: all skills levels.

Requirements: All materials will be supplied: a small glass jar with lid, a fleece cushion, wool tops and a felting needle.

*Please note: if you have booked a place on a 9.30am workshop please enter by the main (littondale) entrance at the front of the auction mart where you will be allowed entry into the workshop.

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A trio of Xmas decorations Workshop

A trio of Xmas decorations | £15.00

Sunday 9.30* – 10.45 (1.15hrs) (max 12 places)

With Jane Rushworth

Using simple sewing stiches, create a trio of colourful Christmas decorations from Wool (some hand dyed), felt and ribbon.

Skill Level: Suitable for all ages and abilities. Children under 8 should be accompanied.

Requirements: All materials supplied including: ribbon, felt, needles and beads

*Please note: if you have booked a place on a 9.30am workshop please enter by the main (littondale) entrance at the front of the auction mart where you will be allowed entry into the workshop.

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Brioche knitting Workshop

Brioche like a Pro | £35.00

Sunday 10.15 – 1.15pm (3 hrs)(max 12 places)

with Gwendolyn Wagner-Adair

Brioche workshop kit includes:
1 x West Yorkshire Spinners Aire Valley Aran in Plum (as shown)
1 x West Yorkshire Spinners Aire Valley Aran Fusions in 862 (as shown)
1 x 5mm 60cm Knit Pro Basixs circular needles (bamboo)
1 x stitch marker
1 x brioche pattern
1 x set of notes
All in a cute re-usable cotton tote

Want to have a go at this fab new knitting technique? It’s suddenly everywhere!

Come along and make this cowl to help you get to grips with the ins and outs of brioche knitting, including special cast-on and cast-off techniques. This fab cowl is worked in the round and uses two-colour brioche knitting techniques.

We’ll learn the principles behind how the fabric is constructed (both in the round and worked flat), learn to recognise the different stitches in your work and in a pattern (including charts), and some quick tips on fixing mistakes. You’ll also learn how to work brioche using continental method.

If you’re attending the workshop, you may wish to bring a pen and paper with which to take notes, as well as your knitting kit – you never know when you might need your usual essentials.

There will be water and squash available throughout the workshop. If you’d like a hot beverage, consider a stop at the coffee cart before the workshop starts.

Required Skills: Knit and purl. (It’s helpful if you’ve worked in the round before, but if you’re a beginner, that’s fine.)

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Embroidered Linen Project purse

Embroidered Linen Project purse | £30.00

Sunday 11.00-1.00 (2hrs) (max 10 places)

With Jaki Bogg

A more useful purse was never made! A simple embroidered running stitch will be used to decorate either a charcoal or cream piece of linen. This will then have a zip already attached and a lining fixed. We would hope to finish this purse within the 2 hrs, but rest assured, there will be written instructions for those of us who don’t.
There will be the use of sewing machines to quicken the process but hand stitching will be the order of the day.

Skill Level: Needle threading, pinning and stitching.

Requirements: All materials will be supplied: thread, linen, lining and zip.

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Intro to proddy rugs

Intro to Proddy Rugs | £18.00

Sunday 11.00-12.30 (1.5hrs) (max 12 places)

With Jane Rushworth

Using simple techniques you will be shown how to make a pot stand/stool cushion from hand dyed strips of vintage blankets.

There’ll be plenty of materials to take home, enough materials to make it into a larger, comfier and warmer seat pad for any chair or stool.

Skill Level: No previous experience required.

Requirements: All materials are supplied, including a prodder to take home.

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Entrelac knitting Workshop

Entrelac Cowl knitting | £35.00

Sunday 1.30pm – 4.30pm (3 hrs)(max 12 places)

with Gwendolyn Wagner-Adair

Entrelac workshop kit includes:
1 x 100g Drops Delight in Altantis (as shown)
1 x 5mm 60cm Knit Pro Basix circular needles (bamboo)
1 x entrelac cowl pattern
1 x set of notes
All in a cute re-usable cotton tote

Making lots of tiny squares and sewing them together? No thank you. Entrelac instead? Yes please!

This funny little knitting technique sets your knitting on edge using a combination of pick up stitches and bias knitting and looks a bit like you’ve braided your knitting together. Once you learn the basics, you can add lots of fun details besides striping yarn – add a bit of lace or cable to each square, put it on a jumper or a bag or socks!

We’ll cover all the basics to help you work entrelac, including picking up stitches (from both the RS and WS), slipping stitches and working decreases, as well as discussing the principles of the technique.

If you’re attending the workshop, you may wish to bring a pen and paper with which to take notes, as well as your knitting kit – you never know when you might need your usual essentials.

There will be water and squash available throughout the workshop. If you’d like a hot beverage, consider a stop at the coffee cart before the workshop starts.

Required skills: casting on, knit and purl.

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 Knitted clasp purse

Knitted clasp purse | £30.00

Sunday 2.00pm – 4.00pm (max 10 places)

with Jaki Bogg

This dinky little purse is started in the round using 4 double pointed needles and finished with straights. The yarn you’ll be using is hand dyed, hand spun merino wool, a delight to knit with; a colourful and slubby yarn giving texture and surprises round every bend!

There’ll be a pattern to follow and when finished, you will sew in your clasp to create your finished purse.

Skill Level: competence with 4Dpns.

Requirements: all materials will be supplied; 4Dpns, 4mm needles, hand dyed yarn, hand spun yarn, and sew-in clasp.

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Fun and funky fungi  Workshop

Fun and funky fungi | £24.00

Sunday 1.30pm – 3.30pm (2hrs) (max 12 places)

With Jane Rushworth

Starting with a simple spiral and bullion stitch patterns you will learn some basic elements for freeform crochet and using these you will be encouraged to create your very own funky fungi! We will develop these shapes and patterns and share them with the rest of the group and then go away with new ideas to help you develop your own patterns in the future.

You will be crocheting mainly with cottons of different weights. Whilst crochet hooks are provided, if you wish to use your own then we will be using 2, 3.5 and 4mm hook.

Skill Level: You should be able to crochet a number of stiches, such as chain, slipstitch, double and treble crochet.

Requirements: All materials supplied including: crochet hooks and yarn.

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