Sunday 20th August 2017


Come and join Marie at the beautiful Brooksby Hall in Leicestershire to learn to create this beautiful Fairisle Patch Cushion. This cushion was the project for my first Workshop Holiday in the Yorkshire Dales in November 2016. Although the cushion design looks complicated, it is relatively easy to knit. The design is made by knitting off a central square (like a log cabin effect) by picking up stitches.


DATES Saturday 18th February is SOLD OUT, and Sunday 20th August 2017.


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 fairisle patch cushion using 13 soft shades of Spindrift by Jamieson's of Shetland.


WHAT YOU WILL LEARN How to knit fairisle flat (on the right side and wrong side), how best to hold the yarns, stranding and weaving in the ends plus tips of picking up stitches and centralising each pattern.


SKILL LEVEL Suitable for knitters with some experience of fairisle knitting, however knitters new to fairisle knitting  will be very welcome.


WHAT IS INCLUDED The pattern, charts and the yarn to complete the cushion (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 3mm straight or circular needles.


WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO COMPLETE THE CUSHION You will be given the yarn to complete a cushion front, however there will be enough yarn left over to knit a striped back in stocking stitch or alternatively back the cushion using a woollen tweed fabric.


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.