Patchwork & Quilting with Rosemary Johnson

To continue our new workshop season, we have an introduction to Patchwork coming up this Saturday with Rosemary Johnson.

Originally from Donegal, Rosemary moved over to the UK to study Art in Endsleigh College, Hull. She now lives in the Trough of Bowland and is inspired by the beautiful countryside, which is not dissimilar from the beauty and colour of County Antrim which is reflected in her work.


She has quilted for 13 years and is coming to Knit Wise to share her expertise with us.  She’ll introduce us to patchwork


with this Grandma’s flower basket pattern, then we have follow up workshops in the next few months that will build on the skills you learn and maybe one day we can produce something as magnificent as Rosemary has on her site here:

If you’d like to join us on Saturday, its 10am – 4pm, £30, bring your own material, or buy from our range on the day.

Places are going very quickly so  book soon, or reserve a place for next time.

01695 580590


More than knitting…..

As you know, we are passionate about yarn here at Knit-Wise, but that’s not all we’re about.  We want to champion all crafts and for Knit-Wise to be a haven for all crafters.

For the last fortnight our window has been celebrating Feltmaking advertising the workshops that Nic, our feltmaker is running, which include felted bags, cobweb scarves and felted bootees.

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Nic is an experienced feltmaker and memeber of the International Feltmakers Association.



2013-05-14 19.11.37                                                 Felted Scarves

2013-05-14 19.11.42                                                   Jester Slippers

Workshops coming up include Felt Bags on Thursday 6th June at 10am and Needle Felting on Thursday June 13th at 10am.

For more information, see our events page on Facebook or call the shop on 01695 580 590

We’ll be posting our Beginners Workshops all this week, so keep popping back for more information.

Patons Fusion on Sale

We have a selection of yarns on sale this week and I have to say, it was a real treat to be outside taking photo’s in the sun.

These yarns are Patons Fusion and come in a range of shades.

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fusion 2fusion 3They’re chainette yarns which gives them a lovely elasticity, 52% acrylic, 48% viscose so machine washable.

To be knitted with 4.5mm needles, you can create a something magnificent for £2 a ball. Sale yarns don’t hang about for very long, so pop in tomorrow and visit Ormskirk market!