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Workshops at Up Country

July 17th  10-4pm   Sock Knitting Secrets  with Liz Bennett   £35
For those with basic knitting experience. Sock knitting introduces knitting in the round, on 4 needles. We will use a very straightforward pattern and a self-patterning sock yarn. Make a baby sock and start a pair of adult socks.  A great project for experimenting with colour.  Baby sock yarn is provided. Bring 3mm and 4mm double-pointed needles if you have them. Needles and yarns are available in the shop. Lunch is included.

July 18th 10am-4pm    Knitting with Colour  with Jem Weston    £45
A project-based workshop. Make a phone cosy from Jem Weston’s ‘Cute Little Knits’ collection, with a bird motif on the front and a simple fairisle pattern on the reverse. This workshop will suit knitters with some experience who want to have a go at  working in colour, using both fairisle and intarsia techniques, working from charts, with plenty of handy tips along the way. Lunch is included.  See Jem’s website

July 18th  3-5pm    Knit and Natter  with Rona Stean. Up Country’s regular Saturday knitting club    £10
See above. Cost includes a £5 Up Country yarn voucher!

Sept 12th, 10-4pm    Learn to Knit  with Bev Hodgkinson    £45
This project-based workshop begins at the very beginning.  Learn the basics: understading a pattern, the importance of tension, casting-on, knit and purl, garter stitch, moss stitch, ribbing, buttonholes, casting off, mattress stitch and blocking - everything you need to get going! With your new skills you will complete a small bag. Bring along 3.75mm and 4mm knitting needles (or buy on the day) and a basic sewing kit, also bring any decorative buttons you wish to use to embellish your bag.  All other materials are provided. Lunch is included.

Sept 18, 11am-4pm    Felting, part 1, with Annie Simpson    £35
This is a two-part workshop over a Friday and Saturday.. Take in either or both sessions. Part one, learn felting onto muslin. Complete a small project on the day.

Sept 19th, 11am-4pm    Felting, part 2,  with Annie Simpson    £35
Part 2 - Either for beginners or those who attended part 1 (see above), who will progress to the next stage, creating ‘pre-felt shapes’ to felt onto a silk scarf. The basic silk scarf is provided, price £7.

Oct 3rd 10am-4pm    Finishing Techniques with Jem Weston    £45
Learn to love making up! We put a lot of time and love into knitting our garments. This workshop will teach you the skills needed to give your garment the professional finish it deserves. Essential techniques included are professional buttonholes, picking up stitches and sewing-up using mattress stitch. Lunch included.

Oct 16th, 11am-4pm    Papier mache shelves with Liz Bennett     £35
Learn the techniques of making and finishing beautiful, unique and durable storage units from recycled materials. All materials are provided.

Oct 17th, 11am-4pm   Basket Weaving with Liz Bennett     £35
Make beautiful, decorative and useful woven baskets from recycled corrugated cardboard. All materials are provided

Oct 22nd, 11am-4pm    Papier mache shelves with Liz Bennett     £35
Learn the techniques of making and finishing beautiful, unique and durable storage units from recycled corrugated cardboard. All materials are provided

Nov 7th, 10am-4pm    Christmas knitting projects  with Sara Thornett    £45   
The festive season is the perfect time to make handmade gifts or decorations.  This workshop offers inspiration and ideas for both.  The quick projects featured use a wide range of yarns and techniques and are suitable for experienced knitters as well as those new to the craft. Make Christmas tree decorations, flowered wreaths, lace ribbon and motifs for cards, using lace patterns, knitting with beads and short-row shaping, and gain confidence and inspiration for future projects. Lunch included



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All our workshops are held in warm, comfortable surroundings, upstairs at our new shop at 58 Huddersfield Road, Holmfirth.

Numbers are strictly limited and fees are payable when you book. We’ll have all the materials you’ll need, in the shop. We also provide tea, coffee and cakes!

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