wool week wednesday and thursday
On Wednesday we began with a great class with the brilliant Felicity Ford
Felicitys book ‘The Knitsonik Stranded Colourwork Sourcebook’ focuses on finding your own inspiration and creating colourwork from that but in her J&S classes she decided to choose Shetland inspiration and picked a edited group of J&S shades of Jumper Weight to be used.
This meant everyone was working from the same source material but its amazing how different all the swatches came out!
Of course Felicity had her ever inspiring pile of swatches for inspiration
and at the end it was great to see what everyone had come up with
In the afternoon we had another Lace Class with Elizabeth Johnston of Shetland Handspun
Lots of concentration, scribbling and knitting followed..
Of course the shop has been very busy but things carry on and we are still getting out all our orders everyday!
Yesterday was the day for Mary Jane Mucklestone to come in a teach her class on knitting Fair Isle socks.
Mary Jane has written a number of lovely books and patterns and her colourwork skills are amazing! She has so many beautiful swatches which we layed out for inspiration
Socks are one skill and Fair Isle another so to combine them is a great skill and Mary Jane does it in a way which is not scary and before long everyone was knitting away
In the afternoon Gudrun Johnston was in doing her every popular Hap Shawl class
Gudruns beautiful Hansel pattern uses J&S 2ply Jumperweight and in this class she has everyone making a tiny version of the hap which covers all the separate elements of her Hap construction.
We have ran this class now for three years and Gudrun has a Craftsy Class on this subject but it is still very popular and always sells out!
Although its Friday we still have three days left of Wool Week so we will be back with the final few days! Til then, Happy Knitting!