Saturday 15th April 2017

Come and join Marie at the beautiful Brooksby Hall in Leicestershire to learn to create this lovely intarsia diamond cushion.  The design is made up of geometric triangles, perfect for learning intarsia knitting. Marie will show you how to knit intarsia, which is a great technique of introducing lots of colours in a row without having to strand. Although this design looks complicated it is knitted using stocking stitch and therefore achievable by the novice knitter.


DATES Saturday 15th April 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 this lovely cushion using 8 autumnal shades of Jamieson's of Shetland Spindrift.


WHAT YOU WILL LEARN You will learn intarsia knitting by completing a test swatch before starting the actual cushion.


SKILL LEVEL Suitable for knitters of any level of experience and as this project uses stocking stitch it suitable for the novice knitter.


WHAT IS INCLUDED The pattern, charts and the yarn to complete the cushion. A lunch made from locally sourced produce, lots of tea & coffee, fruit juice, biscuits and afternoon cake.


WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING 3.25mm straight or circular needles.


WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO COMPLETE THE CUSHION  You will need a 50cm x 50cm machine washable cushion pad and a piece of 50cm x 50cm backing fabric. Please note there is enough yarn to make two cushion pieces, so you can make one complete cushion with intarsia front and back or two intarsia fronted cushions backed with some lovely fabric such as wool tweed or velvet.


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.