"...I am passionate about combining felted, knitted, and crocheted wool with glass beads..."
A full-day workshop for confident knitters who can already knit and follow a knitting pattern but want 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.
future dates tbc
A one day workshop with a short break for lunch (£60*)
To summarise you will learn how to:
Taught by Juju Vail.
- Understand cables
- Work with lace charts
- Lace and temporary cast ons
- Insert a lifeline
- Identify the spine
- Incorporate lace in designs
- Shape lace patterns
- Make lacey effects: large needles, ladder sts, drop and ravel down sts
- Knit-on-borders: I-cord, single, double and triple join
- Common mistakes and easy fixes
- Make lace swatches
"Like many knitters, I’ve always loved making things. As a child I couldn’t find anyone to teach me to knit or crochet so I worked it out from instruction books.
My first completed project was a crocheted Italian flag for a geography project, when I was nine. I’ve never looked back.
After studying fashion and knitwear design in Montreal, I began a business designing and making hand knits that sold across Canada and the United States.
In 1990, I came to the UK and did an MA in textile design at St. Martins. Since graduating, I have taught and written books on many textile practices.
Most recently I have been working with beads and published a book called Creative Beading.
I chronicle my creative passions daily on my blog, jujulovespolkadots. Currently, I am fascinated by altering new and vintage ready-made clothing and planning a book on that subject.
I am passionate about combining felted, knitted, and crocheted wool with glass beads. The results show a vibrancy of colour and contrast of textures like no other craft."
* Materials supplied, including 1 ball of 4ply plus samples of lace yarn and an Addi Lace circular knitting needle. Classes are held in the shop. Maximum of 7 students per class. 100% deposit is required at registration.
Full refund of payment for a class will be given for cancellations only if the spot can be filled by another student. Please be considerate. We reserve the right to cancel a class in unusual circumstances. We try to avoid this wherever possible, but sometimes it cannot be avoided. In this situation, of course, a full refund will be given. We're sorry but loop can not be financially responsible for extreme weather conditions or any other situations that are out if it's control.