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The Wenlock Cushion Fairisle workshops with Jo

  • ippikin 59 The high street Much Wenlock Shropshire (map)

The long awaited fairisle workshop with Jo is back!

This 3 part session workshop will get you from never fairisle-ing before to a completed cushion all based on Wenlock and designed by Jo. The Wenlock Cushion is worked in the round and uses Rowan’s Felted Tweed - a wool, alpaca and viscose blend.

The workshop price includes yarn to make the cushion, a very detailed pattern and step guide and over 7 and half hours of tutoring from Jo and tea & cake to get you through!

The cost of the workshop can be paid in 4 amounts to spread the cost! 
Total amount £160

The first date is the 6th of November at 10am

The second date is the 8th of January at 10am

The third date is the 12th of January at 10am

1. Workshop one - Getting Started 
The first workshop introduces you to colour work using Fairisle knitting techniques. You will make a start on knitting the cushion, learning to strand and weave different colours. The session covers knitting in the round, working from a chart and knitting steek stitches. All patterns and charts will be provided so you will then be able to continue independently until the next workshop.  Prior to the session you will need to cast on the required number of stitches using a provisional cast on.

2. Workshop Two - Moving On 

Reinforcing and cutting your steek. Picking up stitches and two colour ribbing.  Prior to this session you will need to have completed all the charts and the main body of the knitting.

3. Workshop Three - Completing and Finishing 
The grand finale! Blocking your work and joining the cushion together.