2016

LEARN TO KNIT ARMATURE FIGURES

Cost: £68 (inc materials and refreshments)
Date & Time: Saturday 16th January 2016, 10-4pm
Location: The Fluff-a-torium, 20 West Street, Dorking, RH4 1BL (T: 01306 898144)
Booking: Book online

Come and make an ideal Valentines Day Pressie for your partner!? Or a doll for a child? Or maybe a knitted selfie?

Learn from Trixie von Purl – author of the hilarious “Knit Your Own Kama Sutra”, and new “Pride and Prejuknits” – who will show you how to knit your own during your day workshop with her at The Fluff-a-torium, with a view to personalising it “to your taste” afterwards!
Trixie will show you how to add the hair and eyes and finishing touches to make your figure come to life ;-)
This will be a fun filled day to learn a new skill!

NB: This is a workshops for Intermediate knitters. You will be knitting with fine needles in the round using 4 ply, and must know how to knit, purl, increase and decrease. You will be using double pointed needles.
You may not finish the figure in the day, but should be equipped to finish it off at home if need be.

Maximum students per knitting course is 8 and all courses run from 10am – 4pm.
The cost for the day is £68 – this includes ALL materials, needles and refreshments.

You will also be entitled to 10% discount in the “The Fluff-a-torium” on the day of your knitting course!

VINTAGE KNITTING WORKSHOP

Cost: £68 (inc materials and refreshments)
Date & Time: Sunday 28th February 2016, 10-4pm
Location: The Fluff-a-torium, 20 West Street, Dorking, RH4 1BL (T: 01306 898144)
Booking: Book online

Learn about Vintage Knitting with Geraldine Warner, author of “Knit Back in Time” and “Vintage Knit”…

Ever wanted to knit from a vintage knitting pattern but not sure where to start? This is the workshop for you! The course will cover:

  • Yarn choices and calculations;
  • Tension swatches;
  • Measurement basics;
  • How to deconstruct the original pattern;
  • How to re-size the garment when necessary

You’ll also get the chance to browse through a selection of fabulous patterns from the 1930s – 1960s, original 1940s-50s yarn, and a selection of knitted garments knitted from vintage patterns.

Bring a notebook and pencil. Yarns, needles and patterns will be available for you to use, but feel free to bring your own favourites along too (we’ll be working mainly with 4-ply and needle sizes between 2.75 – 3.75mm).

NB: Course attendees should be intermediate, and comfortable with garment knitting.

All course materials provided, (but feel free to bring your own yarns and patterns as above) including drinks, snacks, and terribly British afternoon tea and cake. You will also be entitled to 10% discount in our shop “The Fluff-a-torium” on the day of your knitting course!

 

PAST COURSES

VINTAGE KNIT: Talk & Workshop

Cost: free
Date & Time: Sunday 14th December 2014, 2-4pm
Location: 5 Broad Street, Nottingham, NG1 3AJ (T: 0115 896012)
Booking: n/a

Join me for this talk on vintage hand knit designs from 1920-60s in newly-opened Rough Trade record store in Nottingham.

Explore the techniques, styles, and yarns used in Vintage Knit, including an opportunity to look at finished garments and a Vintage Knitting Clinic.

I will de-mystify some of the common confusions surrounding mid-20th century patterns with an introduction to vintage knit fashion and insight into how I approached the book, in the process I’ll be covering:

  • Intro to vintage hand knit designs 1920-1960;
  • A look at the techniques, styles and yarns used in ‘Vintage Knit’, including an opportunity to look through the finished garments themselves;
  • Questions and help for any vintage patterns which participants may have.

VINTAGE KNIT

Cost: £15
Date & Time: Thursday 9th October 2014, 6-8pm
Location: Fashion & Textile Museum, Fashion and Textile Museum,83 Bermondsey Street, London, SE1 3XF
Booking: tba

I’m proud to announce that I’ll be talking about my latest book collaboration ‘Vintage Knit’, at the London Museum of Fashion and Textiles. Full details are yet to be announced, but I’ll be covering:

  • Intro to vintage hand knit designs 1920-1960;
  • A look at the techniques, styles and yarns used in ‘Vintage Knit’, including an opportunity to look through the finished garments themselves;
  • Questions and help for any vintage patterns which audience members may have.
  • Book signing

 

VINTAGE KNITTING WORKSHOP

Cost: £45
Date & Time: Wednesday 24th September 2014, 10am-2pm
Location: The Old Needlemakers, West Street, Lewes, BN7 2NZ
Booking: Contact me via website

Ever wanted to knit from a vintage knitting pattern but not sure where to start? This is the workshop for you! The course will cover:

  • Yarn choices and calculations;
  • Tension swatches;
  • Measurement basics;
  • How to deconstruct the original pattern;
  • Introduction to re-sizing the garment when necessary

Bring a notebook and pencil. Yarns, needles and patterns will be available, but feel free to bring your own favourites along (we’ll be working with mainly 4-ply and needles between 2.75-3.75mm).