Oct
27
9:30 AM09:30

SOCK KNITTING TOOLKNIT

For more details and to book visit Calico and Ivy

Love knitting socks but want to experiment with some new techniques to add a new level of finesse to your projects??  This workshop is the perfect space to extend your sock knitting toolkit!

This jam-packed workshop with the talented Clare Devine will leave you feeling inspired and ready to tackle some new sock patterns while banishing all those little niggles that often leave you feeling lack lustre about the finished object.

Clare will cover cast-on and cast/bind-off techniques best for both toe-up and top down socks, hints and tips for neater finish to your socks, including gapless gussets and neater no "donkey ear" toes. There will be plenty of large group discussion, time for practising new knitting techniques and small group discussions. 

Date:   Saturday 27th October 2018

Time:   09:30am to 12:30pm

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Oct
27
1:30 PM13:30

FIX IT - SOS FOR KNITTERS

For more details and to book visit Calico and Ivy

Dropped stitch, decrease in the wrong place? About to rip the needles out and “frog” the lot … STOP!  Your mistake might be easy to fix on the needles.

This class with the talented Clare Devine aims to equip you with the skills you need to fix some of the most common mistakes we make as knitters. Not all errors need to prove fatal to your lovely knitting project, many mistakes are easy and simple to fix “on the needles”, meaning you can be back on track in no time.

Clare's practical class will leave you with a fresh perspective on your knitting and equip you with the skills and confidence to shimmy that decrease into the correct direction, catch that dropped stitch before it runs off or switch that miss-crossed cable before it drives you to “knitterly” despair.    

Date:    Saturday 27th October 2018

Time:    1:30pm to 4:30pm


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Oct
28
9:30 AM09:30

PERFECT HEELS AND TOES

For more details and to book visit Calico and Ivy

Love knitting socks but not always happy with the fit?

This class with the talented Clare Devine is the perfect introduction to some of the more technical aspects of sock knitting, allowing you to knit “off piste” a little and adjust sock patterns to suit your foot shape, rather than knitting something you love the look of and hoping that it fits.

The class contains a mixture of technical information, practical hands on measuring and knitting time to explore the shaping of heels and toes. Clare will also provide you with a comprehensive handout that contains many heel and toe options that you can use to adjust patterns to suit your foot shape.

Date:   Sunday 28th October 2018

Time:   From 09:30am to 12:30pm

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Oct
28
1:30 PM13:30

SHAWL KNITTING TOOLKIT

For more details and to book visit Calico and Ivy

Love knitting shawls but want to experiment with some new techniques to add a new level of finesse to your projects – this workshop is the perfect space to extend your shawl knitting toolkit.

The talented Clare Devine will run this jam-packed workshop and you will leave feeling inspired and ready to tackle some new shawl patterns while banishing all those little niggles that often leave you feeling lack lustre about the finished object.

After looking at a range of shawl shapes and style of construction we will look at ways to cast-on and cast/bind-off your shawl with a range of useful techniques. We will cover ways to create beautifully stretchy edges and for carrying yarn up the side in shawls with more than one colour.

Time will be spent looking at charts so you can easily tackle those beautifully charted shawls. Finally we will look at ways to weave in ends neatly and invisibly and how to block your finished shawl.

There will be plenty of large group discussion, time for practising new knitting techniques and small group demonstrations.

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May
4
10:00 AM10:00

TWO COLOUR BRIOCHE - Woolgathering

For more details visit Woolgathering - tickets go on sale 17 November 2018

Do you love all the two colour brioche designs but look at the pattern and simply don’t know where to start? Have read two colour brioche instructions and thought – oh dear! This class will break two colour brioche down into a few easy steps and you’ll be whipping up a colourful brioche storm before you know it!

Skills focus – reading and understanding brioche patterns; two colour cast on and cast/bind off for brioche projects; two colour brioche worked flat and in the round; increasing and decreasing in two colour brioche; fixing mistakes in two colour brioche; an introduction to two colour brioche charts.

Teacher:     Clare
Level:     Adventurous Beginner/Intermediate
Skills Required:   ability to knit and purl; some knowledge of knitting in the round will be useful but not essential; an adventurous spirit!

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May
5
9:00 AM09:00

DESIGN YOUR OWN SOCKS - Woolgathering

For more details visit Woolgathering - tickets go on sale 17 November 2018

Design Your Own Socks (knitting – Sunday)

Do you find yourself day dreaming about the perfect knitted socks but you just can’t find a design that ticks all the boxes? Why not design your own socks? This workshop will cover the process of conceptualising and designing your own socks. During the workshop you will work through the process of translating your inspiration source into a pair of gorgeous knitted socks.

Skills focus in class – from inspiration to knitted stitch; choosing materials; swatching and the creative process; making the numbers work; pattern writing, including the option of charting your design; creating your finished item; an overview of the process of publishing your pattern and sharing your work with knitters around the world (optional)

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Jul
29
2:00 PM14:00

Farlam Shawl - Skein Sisters

Does the cooler weather have you reaching for the perfect shawl to wrap around your shoulders. Farlam Shawl by Clare Devine from Knit Share Love is a sumptuously warm shawl that wraps you in the warmth of wool.

In this workshop, designer Clare will walk you through all the steps needed to knit your own Farlam Shawl.

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Jul
28
2:00 PM14:00

Design your own socks - Skein Sisters

Do you find yourself day-dreaming about the perfect knitted socks but you just can't find a design that ticks all the boxes?

Then why not design your own socks?

This workshop with Clare Devine from Knit Share Love will cover the process of conceptualising and designing your own socks. During the workshop we will work through the process of translating your inspiration source into a pair of gorgeous knitted socks.

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Jun
16
1:00 PM13:00

Design your own socks - Yarn Glorious Yarn

Two part workshop 16 and 23 June at Yarn Glorious Yarn in Brisbane


Do you find yourself day-dreaming about the perfect knitted socks but you just can’t find a design that ticks all the boxes?

Why not design your own socks?

This workshop series will cover the process of conceptualizing and designing your own socks. We will work through the creative process of translating your inspiration source into a pair of gorgeous knitted socks.

The workshops will also cover a range of technical construction information to help you better understand foot shape and how to make adjustments your sock design and construction to create an excellent fit.

In addition to the design inspiration workbook you will be provided with a comprehensive handout that contains many heel and toe options that you can use to adjust your design to suit various foot shapes. 

THE CLASS WILL RUN OVER TWO WEEKS (2 x 3hr session)

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