Posted on Tuesday, October 25 2011 at 9am
Christmas is coming and the to-knit list is getting longer! Fire up your motivation and imagination by heading out to some of the knitting events happening this month. Here are just a handful:
3-6 November – Hobbycrafts and Crafts for Christmas
Head over to Birmingham to soak up ideas, pick up a few techniques and generally have a great day out.
Visit www.ichf.co.uk or call 01425 272711 to find out more.
5 November – Sock Knitting Workshop
Remember, remember the fifth of November, gunpowder, treason and socks… Isn’t that how the old rhyme goes?
Whatever, head along to Knit & Yarn in Bungay for Festive Socks with Rowan design consultant Freddie Patmore.
See http://shop.knitandyarn.co.uk or call 01986 895400.
12 November – Rowan Weekend Workshop
Taking place in Holmfirth, Yorkshire, this is a chance to immerse yourself in knitting.
Contact www.knitrowan.com or 01484 681881.
13 November – KNIT expo’s Big Knit Show
Ruth and Belinda invite you to “come and share the delight of beautiful yarns, gorgeous needles, buttons and bags galore, and imagination – all spinning with possibilities.” The event at Exeter Corn Exchange attracts all sorts of lovely folk, and no, you don’t need to be tattooed to attend (see Maggie Vassie’s thigh to the left!) but a love of knitting is a must!
Full details at www.knitexpo.co.uk or call 01392 411700.
20 November – Lace Knitting Workshop
This one-day workshop taught by Juju Vail is aimed at confident knitters wanting to learn how to master lace by identifying the spine and pairs, how to shape lace, what blocking is and why you would want to do it.
It takes place at Loop, London.
Find out more at www.loopknitting.com; 020 7288 1160
26 November – Beaded Bag Workshop
Create a gorgeous beaded bag at Poppy’s in York.
www.craftypoppycanknit.com; 01904 270927
29 November – Kidsilk Haze Workshop
Nicole Wilson teaches this Rowan workshop at John Lewis, Brent Cross.
Call 0208 202 6535 to book.
If you know of any other November knitting workshops you’d like to draw our attention to, post a comment below!