Wednesday, 8 June 2011

A Chance to Win £150 Worth of Knitting Goodies

Right, we will be brief!

All you have to do is complete the Let's Knit! 2011 Awards Survey and they will enter you in the draw to win £150 worth of knitting goodies, plus a year's subscription to one of their craft titles.

And if we are your favourite yarn shop, please don't be shy in letting them know!!

The survey takes just a few minutes to complete.

You have to be in it to win it!!

The survey closes on the 17th June 2011.

Friday, 3 June 2011

New Courses!

Dyeing for Beginners with Debbie Tomkies
10th September 11:00 - 5:00, £64.99 per person

Debbie Tomkies will be our tutor for the day. First she will be showing you how to produce solid shades and you will begin by making shade cards, having a go at colour-blending and making your first hand-dyed skeins. In the afternoon Debbie will be teaching you a range of exciting techniques including yarn painting, semi-solid dyeing, rainbow dyeing and you will be able to choose from a range of lovely yarns to dye and take away with you. Debbie will also be including some of her own patterns so you can make something special to show off your lovely yarns!

All materials are provided and you will go home with a lovely range of colour samples, rainbow-dyed yarns, comprehensive handouts and lots of ideas for adding colour to your textile adventures!

This course is suitable for complete beginners as well as for those who simply want to brush up on their skills or just have a fun day out playing with colour! So, whether you're a knitter, spinner, crocheter, felter or textile artist, you're sure to have a great time.
Introduction to Lace Knitting Workshop
Saturday, 4th June 11:00am - 1:00pm

£15.00 (excludes material costs)

We are offering a taster course in lace knitting this Saturday, 4th June from 11:00am - 1:00pm.  There are a limited number of spaces, so book now!  You can book a spot from our website or ring the shop, 0161 425 3864, to book a spot today and pay on the day.

In this introduction to lace knitting course, students will learn how to read lace charts, use lifelines, how to block and the the importance of blocking your lace work, and how to choose the right needle for your project.  At the end of the lesson, you will have a lace sample to take home.

The course is £15 and students will need to provide their own laceweight or 4ply yarn and needles.

Learn to Crochet

13th August, 11:00am – 5:00pm

Learn how to crochet in this one day workshop.  We can provide all the materials you'll need or you can bring your own.
The cost without materials is £40 per person or we will provide you with everything you need for £54.99

First Things First: an introduction to the basic stitches, terminology and how to tell when it’s going horribly wrong. At the end of the class you will have started a sampler with several stitch types. You will have learned how to make a foundation chain, double and treble crochet (and maybe more) and spot common problems.

How to read a pattern, when you’re tired of making rectangles, this is your next step. You will learn how patterns are structured, how to test your gauge, how to read charts and how to join pieces together.
Today is the last day to get the new Debbie Bliss Angel at our introductory price of £6.95!  Grab yourself a bargain today from the shop or our webstore.