At Cheshire Fibre Festival we cover many fibre crafts – weaving, spinning, needlefelting, crochet, hairpin lace crochet, modern Irish freeform crochet and knitting. This week I’m sharing more information on the knitting workshops.

These are tutored by Lynne Rowe. Lynne is an expert knitter and crocheter; she designs, teaches and provides technical editing services in these 2 crafts.  She has also written several books, the latest is called Knit Yourself Calm which I rushed to buy when it was published; it covers the health benefits of knitting and in particular how it can help you to manage the stresses of modern life.  It provides a variety of lovely knitting patterns to suit your mood and help you relax.

Lynne’s two knitting workshops at the festival are:

Knitting with Beads – 9.30am to noon.

Learn how to knit with beads/how to thread beads/work a beaded cast on and place beads to create patterns.  You will make a scandi-style christmas tree decoration. Suitable for a confident beginner who would like to expand their knitting skills
Cost £25, includes materials (needles provided for use on day)

Knitted socks – 1pm to 4pm

Learn the basic principles of sock knitting; knitting in the round using double pointed needles/how to knit a cuff/leg/heel/gusset/foot/toe shaping/Kitchener stitch.  You will make a small Christmas stocking using double knitting yarn.
Suitable for a confident beginner who would like to expand their knitting skills
Cost £25, includes materials (needles provided for use on day)

You can book these workshops by emailing Lynne (details on the Cheshire Fibre Festival page) or through her website:  Knit, Crochet, Create.

Happy knitting xxx