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Creating the Effect with Fair Isle
Monday 6th May, 2-5pm at the Shetland Designer workshop in Cunningsburgh
I am currently taking bookings for in person classes
If you would like to come along for a 3 hour class on the topic of your choice, all you have to do is choose your topic and fill in the form below!
You can come on your own or in a group of up to 10 people.
Please ensure you give at least two dates you are available and I will be in touch to confirm a date and time for the class.
The price of your class will depend on how many people are attending:
1 person for a private class - £70
1 person but you are happy for others to join the session - £55
2-5 people - £55 per person
6-10 people £50 per person
Class Topics Available
If there is something you'd love to learn and you think I can help, please feel free to suggest a topic in the "other" section of the form below and I will see what I can do!
Knitting for Beginners
If you have never knitted before and would love to learn the basics then choose this option. I can teach you to knit and purl and if you'd like to learn more we can move onto rib, moss stitch, and more!
Fair Isle Knitting
If you know how to knit and purl but would like to take the next step then this class is for you! We will be practicing knitting with two colours in a row, following a Fair Isle chart to create motifs and discussing different techniques and tips that make Fair Isle fun and easy!
Starred Fair Isle Crowns
Learn to knit a Fair Isle crown using a crown chart. You will have the chance to look at example crowns and charts, knit from these or design your own, and decrease to form a rounded crown commonly found on Shetland skull keps. We will also discuss how to incorporate colourwork in your crown.
Creating the Effect With Fair Isle
A Discusion in detail how the combination of colour and motifs can be used to create the desired effect in your Fair Isle knitting. We will be looking at the difference a closed and open pattern can make, as well as how to place your colours to make your Fair Isle glow, stand out, fade, stripe or blend in places. Touching on the effects one colour can have on another and how we wash and block knitting to create different effects. I will also walk you through how I have created a few of my designs including my thought process and the reason for choosing each colour. This will be a sketchbook style class so we will not be knitting, but planning how we think about Fair Isle for our future projects.