My first day workshop of the year is on Saturday 19th March and the project is the 2 Way Loop Cushion. I call it ‘2 Way’ as each of the knitted loops can be pushed in or out creating two different looks.
This large cushion (it fits a cushion pad 50cm x 50cm) is knitted using 7 autumnal shades of Rowan Felted Tweed. The cushion may look complicated to knit but I can assure you it uses the easy and fun technique of partial knitting to create the 3D look.
As the cushion is quite large, I’ve decided to back the cushion with fabric. Each person coming to the workshop will receive a piece of 100% wool herringbone tweed along with the yarn and pattern. The fabric is in a rich mid brown colour, very similar to Felted Tweed colour ‘Cinnamon’ which is one of the colours used.
Each ‘loop’ is knitted using moss stitch to keep the loop flat. You could of course, knit them in plain stocking stitch but the loops will curl in on themselves. This is the great thing about partial knitting, you can ‘knit out’ using any type of knit texture and colour etc.
My day workshops will now be held at Brooksby Hall, literally only a mile away from the village hall in Hoby (the old venue). The hall is a beautiful 16th century manor house, set within 850 acres of Leicestershire countryside. At the workshop you will be treated to lovely lunch prepared from local produce followed by afternoon tea with homemade cake. There will be lashings of tea, coffee and juices throughout the day.
For more information or to book a place, click on any of the images. I hope to welcome you to Brooksby Hall very soon.