September’s workshop was well attended as the leaves began to turn. We tackled the tricky but useful and interesting technique of double sided double knitting. Lots of fun despite a twisted yarn or two!
27th September 2-4pm Platt Hall, Platt Fields, Rusholme, Manchester
September’s Close Knit will introduce the fun technique of ‘Double Knitting’ which allows you to knit two colours and two sides of a picture pattern at once. Not as complicated as it sounds! We’ll be making lovely double sided coasters that can be adapted to make great gifts. Hope you can come!
A change is as good as a rest and July’s Close Knit offered both! We were relocated to the other end of the gallery and got to spend some time with some of the 20th century outfits in the collection. A lovely change. And the rest came in the form of the wonderful ‘dormir’ eye masks we created for catching 40 winks on those holiday journeys and long dog days of summer!
We had fun in June thinking about how clothing and knitted items offer us protection in various ways, from keeping the rain off to stopping us getting burnt fingers from hot kitchen items. We made quilted oven mitts and cup holders to prove the point!