Day 2 - Half Day Workshop - Morning
Calico & Ivy is deliriously happy to welcome Mary Jane to Australia, this is her first stop and her second 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.
How is the Scandinavian theory and technique different from other styles of colourwork? MJ will take us through classic motifs found in Scandi stranded knitting and their traditional use of colour. She starts by teaching us a fun and tricky way to knit garter stitch in the round, a commonly used border in traditional, vintage garments.
Using MJ's "Storhedder" pattern as a template you will learn how to deal with extra long floats, Norwegian purl and how to combine motifs to create new designs.
You will find this workshop suitable if you are an advanced beginner/intermediate knitter, skills required: joining and working in the round, some experience working colourwork in the round. If you are already an experienced colourwork knitter, you will expand your horizons and enjoy learning from one of the world's best colourwork teachers.
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
9am - 12pm
Cost: $215 including full tuition, kit, tea and coffee and morning tea.
Kit: Will include two beautiful Knitting for Olive heavy merino, worsted weight yarns, the pattern, stitch markers and tapestry needle. You can choose your two colours - the C & I crew will email you when the yarn is instore, 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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