Shetland Lace has traditionally been used in baptismal blankets, but in this workshop Karie Westermann will teach you how apply this technique to make a shawl. You will learn how to design your lace pattern & construct your shawl, starting you off on a project you can finish at home.
What prior experience do I need?
You need to be a confident knitter with experience of working on fairly complex projects. You should be looking to expand your repertoire and learn more about designing your own patterns.
Will I get a lunchbreak?
Yes. We usually break for an hour's lunch at around 12:30. You are also welcome to bring refreshments into the Education Suite. Participants on workshops will receive 20% hot and cold drinks in the Maritime Cafe on the day of their workshop.
What should I bring to the workshop?
We will provide yarns for the workshop as well as materials for designing your patterns. You should bring with you 4mm needles, both straight and circular. The circular needles should be at least 60cm in length.
Who is the artist leading the workshop?
Karie Westermann is a knitwear designer and tutor with extensive experience of lace knitting. You can see her work & find out more about her here: http://www.kariebookish.net/
Where is the workshop?
The workshop is in the Education Suite at Aberdeen Maritime Museum. It is on the first level of the building and is accessible for people with limited mobility. If you are unsure where it is, please ask a member of our Front of House team who will be happy to help.