Day 2 Afternoon Session
Calico & Ivy is deliriously happy to welcome Mary Jane to Australia. This is her first stop and her third workshop of the tour. With small group size (maximum 12 per class) you will receive plenty of individual attention, as well as encouragement to try something new.
A really fun workshop that is a mini-replica of the Shetland Island colour knitting fair competition. We all knit a different motif with the same 6 colours and by doing so we'll comprehend the incredible variation achieved by arranging colours differently. This is the ideal way to instantly recognise that it is the interaction of colour that makes a successful Fairisle garment.
You will find this workshop suitable if you are an intermediate knitter, who is comfortable with two-colour stranded colourwork and with knitting small-diameter pieces in the round.
Bio: Mary Jane Mucklestone is a designer of knitwear, teacher and is the author of six books on stranded colourwork knitting, the latest of which is Grand Shetland Adventure Knits which she has co-authored with her friend and fellow designer Gudrun Johnston.
MJ loves teaching and is excited to bring these workshops to Australia and spend time with the Calico & Ivy community. All her classes incorporate her knowledge and passion for history, fashion, craft and location intersect.
Dates & times: Half Day workshop
Saturday 25th May 2024
1 - 4pm
Cost: $225 including full tuition, kit, tea and coffee and morning tea.
Kit: Will include six colours selected by Mary Jane of Jamieson's Shetland Spindrift. Some of these colours are new to us and are on order, the C & I crew will email you when stock arrives and kits are available for collection closer to the date of the workshop.
Optional: Purchase a hardcover copy of Grand Shetland Adventure Knits which MJ will personally sign for you on the day. The book includes 14 patterns, stories and beautiful photography.
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