Sunday 4th August 2019



Come and join Marie at the beautiful Brooksby Hall in Leicestershire to start to make this stunning fairisle cushion. The cushion is the special project for the two FAIRISLE IN THE LAKES workshop holidays in December 2018. The cushion front is knitted flat and incorporates picking up stitches whilst knitting in a different direction to create the herringbone effect.


DATE Sunday 4th August 2019


TIME 10am  until 4pm. We will start promptly so please arrive by 9.45am.


LOCATION Brooksby Hall, Brooksby, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire LE14 2LJ.


WHAT YOU WILL MAKE You will start to make the beautiful Folk Fairisle Cushion using Marie Wallin's new BRITISH BREEDS yarn.


WHAT YOU WILL LEARN How to knit Fairisle flat, we will also show you some tips to help you with your stranded knitting and show you the technique of picking up the stitches whilst knitting in a different direction.


SKILL LEVEL Suitable for knitters of all abilities, including those who wish to learn Fairisle knitting.


WHAT IS INCLUDED The pattern, chart and the yarn to complete the cushion front (13 x 25g balls). A lunch made from locally sourced produce, lots of tea & coffee, fruit juice, biscuits and afternoon cake.


WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING 3.00mm needles - straight or circular, large safety pins to hold a small amount of stitches.


WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO COMPLETE THE CUSHION You will need a machine washable cushion pad measuring 46cm x 46cm and a piece of backing fabric measuring 44cm x 44cm.


NUMBER OF WORKSHOP PLACES Minimum of 10 people to a maximum of 20.


TERMS AND CONDITIONS I reserve the right to cancel the workshop. In the event of a cancellation your fee will be refunded in full.  If you have to cancel then I will try to fill your place. If successful your fee will be refunded in full, otherwise the fee is non-refundable.


THINGS TO DO If you fancy making a short break of your workshop visit, the market towns of Melton Mowbray, Oakham and Uppingham are well worth a visit. Melton Mowbray is renowned for it's famous pork pie and the counties of Leicestershire and Rutland are famous for Stilton cheese making.


WHERE TO STAY There are lots of lovely places to stay in the area. If you need any help then please email.