June 2021 Workshops

THIS RETREAT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN GOING ON THE RESERVE LIST FOR THIS RETREAT, PLEASE CONTACT US BY EMAIL VIA THE CONTACT PAGE.

IF THIS EVENT DOES NOT RUN IN-PERSON DUE TO A COVID LOCKDOWN WE WILL RUN IT VIRTUALLY SO PLEASE EMAIL VIA THE CONTACT PAGE IF THIS IS SOMETHING YOU WOULD BE INTERESTED IN.

THANK YOU!!

I cannot wait to share this weekend with you! We will meet on the weekend of the longest days and spend time in nature, nurturing and restoring ourselves.

Saturday and Sunday will begin with Kate Woodward – Yoga Workshops. Kate is a master of knowing what we need and she will gently get us moving on Saturday morning with yoga to get us ready for creativity. Kate will treat us to an highly relaxing restorative yoga session on Saturday afternoon. As my right hand woman, she will be on hand throughout the weekend to offer support, advice and laughs when needed!

Jeanette Sloan

We are so lucky to have the wonderful Jeanette Sloan coming to the June 2021 retreat. Jeanette is an expert knitwear designer, of great renown in the knitting community. I am still pinching myself that she is coming to teach workshops at our retreat.

Jeanette is a designer, maker, writer and the founder of BIPOC in Fiber. Her careers spans 30 years and in that time she has been a freelance designer, yarn shop owner, technician, magazine columnist, tutor and author of five books on hand-knitting. She has been prominent in the discussion around inclusivity and diversity in the fibre industry, which led her to build the BIPOC in Fiber directory, highlighting the work of Black, Indigenous and People of Colour in the fibre industry which is fast becoming an essential resource.

Jeanette Sloan and the Dionne Shawl

Of the workshop she will teach Jeanette says:

“For this workshop we thought it would be fun to explore one of my most popular designs; the Dionne shawl. It has a simple triangular construction, worked from the bottom up with two different lace patterns falling in columns down the length of the shawl. What makes this shawl so fun to knit is that once the lace edges are set and the first repeat of each pattern has been placed you can settle into enjoying the knitting. But for this retreat Charlotte and I thought it might be nice to throw in something a little extra. 
First we’ve updated Dionne to a sport weight yarn which means you’ll see much faster progress than if you were knitting the original 4ply version. Next we thought it would be helpful if I guide you how the shawl is shaped and the sometimes tricky ‘3 sts from 1’ increase in the teardrop motif. And last but not least I’m going to offer you a couple of alternative ways to edge your version of Dionne. “

In preparation for this weekend, we will guide you on how to obtain the pattern and help you with options for sourcing your wool. And it is also great if you want to knit from stash!

A pair of darned socks

And lastly, I will be holding a darning workshop, where I will take you through the essentials of darning: We will explore threads, needles and darning techniques that will help you to prolong the life of your favourite knitwear and socks. I hope you will gain confidence during the workshop and I promise that the laundry pile will become a source of great possibility and inspiration as you find socks and other items that you want to mend!!!

No experience necessary and basic equipment will be available. Darning kits will be available to purchase during the weekend for approximately £20.

The workshops will be timed so that attendees can do yoga, knitting and darning if they wish.

Interested in coming along?

For the booking form head to the June 2021 Retreat Booking Form.

For the deposit payment head to the Payment page.

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