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Shibori Knitted Felt Project Bag with Alison Crowther-Smith

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Bovey Tracey

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Join us in our award-winning yarn shop in Bovey Tracey for a workshop from inspiring expert teacher and designer Alison Crowther-Smith.

This course will teach you the skills you need to knit a new design – a small (or medium) sized project bag. Both patterns will be given to you on the day. The bag is knitted entirely in the round. The Shibori decoration, plus beading, will be added after you complete the knitting and it is all felted in the washing machine at home.

You will learn:

  • How to knit in the round on double pointed needles or by Magic Loop.
  • The full construction of this project.
  • How to knit an icord.
  • How to knit with beads.
  • How to manipulate your knitting to add the textural features – the bumps or pleats, which is the Shibori.
  • How to finish your project at home, how to felt it with confidence and get a perfect result.

To get the most out of this course please bring a piece of ‘live’ knitting – optional, you can do this on the day but you’ll get more ‘teaching’ if you do this preparation:-

Using 4mm needles and, ideally, Rowan Felted Tweed DK, OR another 80 – 100% wool yarn that IS NOT SUPERWASH or washable in the washing machine (this will be on the ball label and must say HANDWASH or 30-degree COOL WASH ONLY - if you are not sure please contact Spin a Yarn who will check for you), cast on 30 stitches and knit in stocking stitch for approx 10 cm. Alison strongly suggests to use Felted Tweed DK though as that is what she uses. Do not cast it off. Bring it, the needles and the yarn with you. Please also bring 2 x 4mm double pointed needles to practice knitting the icord. Please also bring a few marbles, standard size, such as you can buy on eBay or Amazon. For the bag, you will need up to 12, but you can use more or fewer.

To knit the bag, you will need:

Yarns

2 x Rowan Felted Tweed in each shade (2 colours, A x 2 & B x 2) for first size – 4 balls in total. For the second size, 3 balls in each shade were used. NOTE: you can use some of this for your practice piece, see above.

Needles

4.5 or 4-mm needles to knit in the round. Alison used an 80cm long circular needle and knit Magic Loop. If you know you have tight tension, you will need to use the bigger size.

2 x 4.5mm DPNs to make the icord tie (optional) – not needed on the day

For the 2nd size Alison needed a 100cm needle for Magic Loop

Note: you can also use DPNs but will need longer lengths

Other

Approx 500 (850 for larger size) beads, size 6; marbles – 8 (12).

Please bring your own lunch. There are also many local places to buy lunch nearby.

Tea-time treats and refreshments will also be served.

Either book here through Eventbrite, call 01626 836203 or pop into the shop in person.

Workshop attendees receive a discount voucher on the day, valid for one month from the date of the workshop on yarn and accessories.

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