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!
Close Knit, 28th June, 2-4pm, Platt Hall
Hello folks. Saturday’s Close knit will be held this Saturday at the Gallery of Costume, Platt Hall, Platt Fields. We will be exploring texture as we protect our dexterous digits and make a handy oven mit! Experts and beginners welcome.
We had great fun at yesterday’s Close Knit session, as usual hosted by the Gallery of Costume in the wonderful Georgian building, Platt Hall. The sun was out and so we left knitting wearable items in favour of creating some lovely little purses. The pattern used a bobble rib stitch pattern to add interest and texture and to stretch (to the limit!) our ability to chat and follow a pattern at the same time. It was a very relaxing couple of hours and we all loved our purses!
A great session on Saturday creating sweet little fascinators for all those weddings we’ll no doubt be attending over the summer! We were really inspired by the fantastic collection of hats and fascinators on display in the Gallery of Costume. We had a great spread of embellishments to add to the knitted/crocheted bases and it was great fun putting them together and showing off the results!