April Update – SWW, Online Classes and More!


Shetland Wool Week

Since my last post there have been a few announcements from the team at Shetland Wool Week!

First of all we heard that Wilma Malcolmson (my granny!) was the new Shetland Wool Week Patron! YAAY!

I was so excited for the announcement to be made and it has been great to see all the feedback she has been getting. She put so much thought and care into her hat design, Katies Kep, named after her mother and inspired by the patterns my great-granny Katie used to knit.

It has been so lovely to see people online enjoying the pattern and putting together their own versions. Granny Wilma has been keeping her eye on each post in the Katies Kep Knit-A-Long group, it's all so exciting!


Shetland Wool Week 2020 - Cancelled

The next and very hard decision the Wool Week Committee had to make was to cancel this years event. Of course it was the right decision to make sure everyone is kept safe but it will be a very strange year without our wool festival.

The good news is that Wilma will continue to be the patron into next year and we will get to see all the Katies Keps together eventually!

Online Classes

I have 3 online sessions taking place next week, take a look below for all of the details and how to sign up or book your place.

Please email me with any questions you have: hello@terrilaura.co.uk

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Q&A for Beginner Knitters (Free)

Monday 27th April 7pm BST

First I have a free session for beginners. I have put together a guide on how to get started and practice some knitting using my no-nonsense videos on YouTube. Practice away at home then join me for a FREE Q&A where you can ask as many questions as you like!

To join in make sure you've signed up to the "class Interest" mailing list, I will be sending out the link for how to join the Q&A on Monday the 27th

Click here for the free comprehensive guide and to start practising!

How To Knit A Headband

Session 1: Wednesday 29th April 4pm BST

Session 2: Monday 4th May 7pm BST

This class will guide you through how to knit your own headband from start to finish, including templates for you follow and a blank one for you to add your own motifs.

This is great for absolute beginners and people who are looking for some knitting reminders. This class will be split into two shorter sessions so you have time in between to work on your project. £35 per person for both sessions.

Spaces are limited so make sure you claim your place by booking through my website or using the button to the right.

Lets Swatch

Friday 1st May 7pm BST

I am also offering a fun design workshop all about how to work with the colours you already have at home and how to try them out without wasting yarn!

£35 per person including a great PDF with all the info and techniques for you to keep and look back on.

Spaces are limited so make sure you claim your place by booking through my website or using the button to the right.

Knitter Shout Out

This months shout out is an exciting one, a set of Tina's Mitts was made by Isla, aged 11!

Isla is a knitter who came to speak to me at the craft fair in Shetland in November. She took away the Tina's Mitts pattern and I asked her to send me a picture when she was done, and she did!

She is also a part of her primary schools Peerie Makker group, and by the looks of things shes a great ambassador! The Peerie Makkers groups of primary aged children in Shetland who attend knitting clubs at school which are run by volunteers from the community. Click here to read more about the Shetland Peerie Makkers

Thank you Isla for knitting these and sending me a picture!

isla s
isla s 2


Watch This Space

Watch This Space! So many great people in the online knitting community are putting together events and helping to make the most of the situation we are in right now. Keep an eye on the www.terrilaura.co.uk homepage for what I'm working on and who I am collaborating with.

What We're Up To...


We're all spending more time at home, trying to stay safe and maybe even be a little productive. We've had some glorious weather lately so I've been helping Grant replace the fence around our house.

I hope you are all safe, smiling and enjoying the sun wherever you are.

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