Photography by Marie Wallin
Photography by Vanessa Davies
Why do we care to invest so much time and hard work hand knitting and crocheting when there are so many good knitwear pieces
made by machine?
Because we believe that something created by your own hands is not just a product but also something unique to wear, to dress our home, to clothe our loved ones and to cherish for the future.
MARIE WALLIN creative workshops will inspire you to create something special and will develop your creative hand knit and crochet skills. The workshops are suitable for average knitters, those wishing to improve their design skills further, as well as confident beginners. Although the projects use different techniques they are mostly created from basic hand knit and crochet stitches and therefore should be achievable by those new to hand knitting and crochet.
ABOUT THE CREATIVE WORKSHOPS
Each workshop will be hosted by Marie Wallin, Rowan’s Head Designer and will be worked around a specific project. The project will be an exclusive design or designs by Marie Wallin and will be an item to wear, for the home or a decorative piece. The workshops aim to be fun, friendly and creative in the comfortable surroundings of the Village Hall in Marie’s home village of Hoby, Leicestershire.
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
A pack containing Rowan yarn and patterns to complete the project.
A chance to view and try on the latest Rowan garments from the
A delicious lunch made locally.
Lashings of tea, coffee, fruit juice and homemade cake.
NUMBER OF WORKSHOP PLACES
10 people minimum, maximum 20.
CREATIVE WORKSHOP 4
CHRISTMAS WREATH - make a beautiful wreath decorated with flowers and leaves.
PRICE - £75
DATE - Saturday 30th November 2013
TIME - 10am until 4pm.
We will start promptly so please arrive from 9.30am.
LOCATION - the Village Hall, Main Street, Hoby, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire.
WHAT YOU WILL MAKE – in this workshop you will make a beautiful Christmas wreath using Rowan Big Wool, Kid Classic and Felted tweed yarns.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN - the simple techniques required to make the 4 different flowers and leaves.
SKILL LEVEL - an average ability knitter or a confident beginner wishing to develop their knitting skills further. The crochet motifs use very basic stitches ans therefore are suitable for a beginner.
SKILLS NEEDED - basic knitting skills. Crochet will be taught at the workshop.
WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING - 4.5mm knitting needles and a 4mm and 3mm crochet hook. Spare needles and crochet hooks will be available on the day if needed.
WHAT YOU NEED TO COMPLETE YOUR GIFTS - A length of ribbon for hanging.
MARIE WALLIN CREATIVE WORKSHOPS – HOW TO BOOK
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Once payment has been received in full, a confirmation email will be sent including a ticket, which you will need to print out and bring with you on the day.
FOR MORE INFORMATION - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
TERMS AND CONDITIONS - all workshops need to be paid in advance in full. Unfortunately refunds cannot be given, however you can send someone else in your place if you can’t make it. If a workshop needs to be cancelled, then you will be notified and will receive a full refund.
Hoby is a small and quiet rural village in the rolling Leicestershire countryside, boasting several Grade I & II listed buildings, great walking and a fantastic thatched pub ‘The Bluebell’.
WHAT TO DO
If you fancy making a short break of your workshop visit, then the market towns of Melton Mowbray and Oakham are well worth a visit. Melton Mowbray is renowned for its famous pork pie and the county of Leicestershire is famous for Stilton cheese making.
WHERE TO STAY
There are lots of lovely places to stay around the Hoby area.
CREATIVE WORKSHOPS 2014
Details of my workshops in 2014 will be posted soon. I will be planning 3 workshops in Spring and 4 workshops in Autumn.