Archive for July, 2010

July 20, 2010

We are holding two extra sessions in August on August 12th and 26th.
Workshops for the rest of the year are as follows:

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All workshops last from 2-5pm
Petham Village Hall
Tea/Coffee & Cake provided

SUN SEPT 19 tbc : LEARN TO CROCHET – learn, or brush up on, the basic stitches & make a small item such as a pincushion decorated (if time) with a small flower which can be turned into a simple corsage if desired. All materials provided apart from the hook. £20

SUN OCT 17 tbc : KNIT & CROCHET CORSAGES from a selection of patterns.
All materials provided for 4 corsages apart from the hook (a selection of yarns, beads and back pins for corsages). £20

Create a lacy pattern using Old Shale – a traditional stitch also called “Old Shell” and “Feather and Fan”. You will also be shown how to widen your knitting by using the multiples of stitches. For those with some experience there will be a more challenging pattern £25
“Manos Del Uruguay is a co-operative of over 800 women, producing and supplying hand spun, hand dyed yarns and wools to customers throughout the world. Their customers include Ralph Lauren, Benetton, DKNY and many more. Manos Del Uruguay wools and yarns are made using natural fibres sourced in South America.“

For further information about Thursday sessions or workshops email or ring Anne on 01227 700567 / Rowan 01227 462046


Beaded Bag Workshop

July 4, 2010

On Sunday 27th June twelve keen knitters learnt to incorporate beads into their knitting in order to produce a small bag designed by Rowan (me, not the knitting company!). The three hour workshop was held in Petham Village Hall and although the pictures show everyone concentrating hard, we  had a lot of fun. Everyone was given a small carrier bag which contained their Rowan Cotton Glace and Debbie Abraham beads, a beading needle and a piece of buckram to stiffen the top hem of the bags. Ample instructions were provided and we all had a go at knitting an i-cord with beads. Whilst Rowan concentrated on the knitting side of the workshop, Anne demonstrated how to double line the bag.

Halfway through Anne spoilt us with a wonderful selection of home-baked cakes and her aunt, Mavis, was kind enough to organise the serving and tidying up of our refreshments.

Four days later, at our regular Stitch and Knit session, Jackie and Helen had made great progress and Christianne had completed her knitting. We are now planning our next workshop (probably in August) when we will be learning to crochet and making crochet and knitted corsages. Pictures of the proposed projects and dates of future workshops will soon be posted on this blog.

Contact us by email at or ‘phone 01227 462046 or 700567 for more information.

Thanks to Joe for the photos – see