Feltmaking @Knit-Wise

We know how much knitters are interested in all things woolly, so we like to inspire with our workshops, introducing new ideas now and again.

In the coming weeks we have two new workshops with Nic from Feltipedia, an Applique Felt Picture workshop on the 21st February,  Cobweb Scarf workshop on the 14th March and a Felted Bags workshop on the 21st March.

Applique Felt Pictures Workshop
Thursday 21st February, 10am-2pm
Knit-Wise
42 Church Street
Ormskirk
L39 3AW
Tel: 01695 580590
Cost: £30. Bring an old towel and an IMAGE you wish to recreate.

Cobweb Felt Scarves Workshop
Thursday 14th March, 10am-2pm
Knit-Wise
42 Church Street
Ormskirk
L39 3AW
Tel: 01695 580590
Cost: £30. Bring an old towel.

Felt Bags Workshop
Thursday 28th March, 10am-2pm
Knit-Wise
42 Church Street
Ormskirk
L39 3AW
Tel: 01695 580590
Cost: £30. Bring an old towel.

Nic is an experienced feltmaker and has run courses at Knit-Wise which we have attended, have loved every minute and been extremely pleased with our achievements, we definitely recommend them.

If you have any queries, please leave a comment, or call us on      01695 580 590 and we can help you out.

This Saturday, we have beginners spinning, now if you fancy a challenge….. Slovakia . storm cloud Chategilipet

Weaving @ Knit-Wise

One thing that can be said for certain is that people who knit are never usually short of a word.  Knit’n’natters, wherever they are are often spirited, bubbly affairs.

Our Knit’n’natters are no different, they may have their own personalities but each of them is vibrant in their own way

Tuesday nights is an eclectic mix of crafts, amongst the knitting and crochet we have a small Spinners Guild.  Last night we had a visit from Alison, a weaver from the Fylde Heddles & Treadles Guild to introduce us to weaving.

We had assured Alison that we had a working loom for her to work with. As it turns out, we didn’t, there was one vital piece missing which meant she had to fill the next two hours flying by the sear of her pants. (which she did admirably).

So, we learnt the parts of the loom, the maths involved in starting off and then the rest of the lesson was us drooling over Alison’s work, she is incredibly talented. (She had woven her waistcoat in the picture above).

We are going to continue with part two of the introduction next week when we will definitely have a working loom, because Alison is going to bring one and then we will be able to warp it (weft it?)

Anyone is welcome to come along, even if you think you will  never weave, it’s fascinating to know how these things work and see inside someone else’s passion.  Please come and see, it’s mouthwateringly good!!

For details, click the link here to our Facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/KnitWise1