Close Knit January

Close Knit at The Gallery of Costume, Platt Hall, Rusholme.
Saturday 30th January 2-4PM
Happy New Year! Let’s make it a fruity one! Inspired by the stylish and playful designs of Elsa Schiaparelli, which are on display in a stunning new exhibit at The Gallery of Costume, we will be looking at her use of fruit motifs and creating fruity knits and crochets of our own.
A friendly free knitting group with needles, patterns and yarn provided, but bring your own if you prefer.

November’s Close Knit

Saturday, November 28th 2-4pm
Gallery of Costume, Platt Hall, Rusholme

Join Art Yarn’s Rachel who will be running this last session before Christmas. Get into a festive mood by creating beautiful bows to decorate your Christmas tree, your presents or yourself!

A friendly free knitting group with needles, patterns and yarn provided, but bring your own if you prefer.

October’s Close Knit

Saturday 31st October, 2015
2-4 pm The Gallery of Costume, Platt Hall, Platt Fields

GO WILD THIS AUTUMN! This month’s Close Knit session will be inspired by animal prints in the Gallery’s collection and fashion more widely. We will be looking at how animal skins have influenced fashion through the years, from the wardrobes of Lauren Bacall to Bet Lynch, and how our attitudes’ have changed towards wearing furs as the impact of campaigns against the practice gained influence. 

We will be creating stylised zebra print cuffs using slipped stitches to create a pattern that some might find simpler than other colour-work techniques! 

September’s Close Knit

Saturday 26th September, 2015
2-4 pm The Gallery of Costume, Platt Hall, Platt Fields
 
WORLD PEACE NOW! Do you wear your heart on your sleeve? Or maybe a political statement? This months session we’ll be looking at how the written word is used in fashion and having a go at creating our own knitted text. Hope you can come along!
 
Free and friendly adult sessions for beginners and experts. Needles and yarn are supplied. 

Fan! Fan! Fun!

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August’s Close Knit

Saturday 29th August , 2015
2-4 pm The Gallery of Costume, Platt Hall, Platt Fields
 
We’re still getting a few hot days and as we hope for an Indian summer join us as we create our own unique customised fans. We’ll be having a look at some of the gallery’s beautiful collection of fans and practising some lacy techniques. Hope you can come along!
 
Free and friendly adult sessions for beginners and experts. Needles and yarn are supplied. 

July’s Flowery Session!

Lots of laughs making both knitted and crocheted flowers, some bigger than others!

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