The Amazing Benefits of Wool & More Classes

The Amazing Benefits of Wool

A collaboration between Terri Laura and Julie Dennison

I have been having the best time in the past few days unveiling a project I have been working on with my friend and local illustrator Julie Dennison.

The project is all about wool and my top 12 reasons for loving it. I asked Julie to help me out to illustrate these (quite literally) and help spread the word. So far we have shared the first 5 images on social media and on my website. The best part is... there are 7 more to come!

11 - biodegradable
10 - flame retardant
3 - clipping
12 - moulds to shape
1 - supporting crofters

You can keep a look out for these on my Facebook and Instagram pages, even if you don't have an account for these. Along with each illustration I am including some facts and figures about each topic, and featuring a photograph as well, some from me and some from friends who are also working in the wool industry.

Otherwise I will be updating you in Junes post with the entire collection of illustrations.

Online Classes

I have had a busy time with online classes in the past month, they have been extremely successful with positive feedback coming in, participants coming back for different classes and I have loved delivring them too!

Again I have 3 sessions taking place next week and spots are filling up fast. To hear about the online classes 24 hours before I announce it anywhere else you can join the email list below.

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

If you have any ideas of topics you'd like me to cover please reply to this email to let me know!

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Lets Swatch

Monday 25th May 7pm BST

This class sold out last time, and has already been popular again, this will be the third time it is offered and honestly, its my favourite to do anyway!

A fun design workshop all about how to work with the colours you already have at home and how to try them out without using too much time or yarn.

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

This class is expected to last: 2 hours

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

Crowns

Design A Crown

Tuesday 26th May 7pm BST

An online design workshop on designing a traditional crown for a skull kep.

We will be discussing the motif, placement, charting, placing colours and much more. This class has been taught in person at yarn festivals and was enjoyed by participants, I have had a few requests to cover this with my online classes as well.

£35 per person including a PDF for you to look back on. Spaces are limited so make sure you claim your place.

This class is expected to last: 1.5 hours

If you have any questions send me an email: hello@terrilaura.co.uk

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New: All About Mitts

Thursday 28th May 7pm BST

An online workshop on creating the perfect pair of mitts, from design aspects to filling in any gaps between the fingers.

We will go over the important details to remember when designing, how to make mitts to match another garment, as well as the things to keep in mind while knitting.

£35 per person including a PDF for you to look back on. Spaces are limited so make sure you claim your place.

This class is expected to last: 1.5 hours

If you have any questions send me an email: hello@terrilaura.co.uk

Knitter Shout-Out!

This months shout out features a Beach Kep

I really love the colouring in this, it almost looks like the photo is in black and white but just like that the blue shines through. This would suit anyone!
Thank you Jana @purl_together for tagging me in this on Instagram!

Send me your pictures to be featured in next months knitter shout out. Email hello@terrilaura.co.uk or message me on social media.

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Extras...

Online International Fibre Festival

Last month I teased this event but it wasn't quite time to announce it yet! At the beginning of the month Anne Frost hosted the Online International Fibre Festival. A 9 day event with loads of entertainment, recipes, and evening entertainment to help you feel as if you are really at a festival. The great news is that all of the videos are still up on the website! Click the picture above to visit the website.

What We've Been Up To

Nothing has changed lockdown wise in Shetland since my last post, we're all still staying safe at home. Something that has been lovely is having some extra time to bake.

It's rhubarb season here in Shetland and we've been enjoying everything rhubarb. I have some cubes infusing some gin right now in fact!

One of my favourite rhubarb deserts is a rhubarb crumble. My friend Laurie posted a recipe for a crumble and the next day we made one! It was delicious. Grant prepared it while I made the dinner and I feel as if I've missed out! So I am planning to make another to send to family.

Click the image above to go to Lauries blog and get the recipe!

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