Posted on Monday, May 21 2012 at 8am
Relax, develop new knitting skills and get inspired with June’s knitting workshops and festivals.
9 June Hap Shawls & Lace Knitting
Hap is a Shetland word meaning a warm covering, or to wrap up warmly, and this class at Fibre + Clay in Cheshire will equip you to start your own project.
Book your place at www.fibreandclay.com; 01565 652035.
9 & 16 & 23 June Learn To Knit Gloves
This three-week course at Prick Your Finger in London will teach you all the stages involved in designing and making your very own pair of gloves. Book your place for £100 at www.prickyourfinger.com; 020 8981 2560
9-17 June World Wide Knit in Public Day
This knit-centric day last a whole week! It’s global, but there are lots of knitting events happening in Britain. Go to www.wwkipday.com to find one near you.
15-17 June Contemporary Craft Festival
This bustling festival in Bovey Tracey, Devon, has a whole section devoted to textiles with exhibitors including the fabulous Ruth and Belinda of R&B Interactive as well as Ingrid Wagner and Zoe Miller.
Book tickets at www.craftsatboveytracey.co.uk; 01626 830612.
16 June Intro To Spindling
This full day workshop with Sue Routledge takes place at Threads of Life Wool Shop at Castle Donington, Derby, and costs £50. Book your place at www.threadsoflife.co.uk; 01332 811597.
17 June Father's Day in the UK
Ok, it's not actually a knitting event, but we suggest you knit somethng special to mark the occasion and show your dad how much you care! We had some great father-friendly patterns in Simply Knitting 93, and are posting a free pattern here tomorrow!
23 June Bags, Tags & Dangles
At Colinette Yarns in Powys, Sally McCollin will guide you through a range of knitting and crochet techniques to create a beautiful tactile bag. The course costs £65.
Book your place at www.colinette.com or by calling 01938 810128.
23 June TKLC Textiles Open Day
Join The Little Knitting Company at their favourite family-friendly pub in Oxfordshire for a day of knitting, yarn stroking and fund raising for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity.
www.thelittleknittingcompany.co.uk; 07980 439587.
22-23 June WoolFest
Head to Cumbria for this celebration of yarn in all its forms.
www.woolfest.co.uk; 016974 78707.
27 June Beginner's Lace Knitting with Fiona Morris
This workshop at Liss Yarns in Liss, Hampshire, offers a full introduction to lace knitting including life line techniques, lace stitches and following a chart. Book at www.lisswools.co.uk; 01730 893941.
29 June Professional Finishes
Debbie Abrahams will lead this class at Get Knitted, Bristol, which will show you how to give your knitted garments a really polished finish. The one-day workshop costs £45. Book at www.getknitted.com; 0117 300 5211.