I'm so chuffed to be able to finally tell the full lineup of teachers joining us this year. I have updated the Teachers page with the new bio's so go have a look....or stay on this page and I will tell you about them....
I announced yesterday via facebook that the very talented Georgie Hallam is joining us again. Her classes were much loved last year and this year we have topped them. She will be teaching three classes - something for each level of knitters. For beginners/intermediate knitters she will be teaching The Secret To Becoming A Great Knitter which is a whole class about learning to read your knitting. For a taster of the types of things she will be addressing have a look at this post. But she will be taking you through it personally - the best way to learn! - and she will be taking it to a whole new level.
She is also teaching two knit design classes - The Beauty Of A Circular Yoke - of which she is the master - and you will be too after doing her class. Have a look at the little mustard cardy on our instagram feed on the right. It is one of my all time favourites. And the next one is for people who are looking to really skill up their pattern making skills. She is doing a class simply called Grading. The trickiest part of design is often not coming up with the idea for a pattern but it is translating into different sizes. This class takes you through the process.
I am also thrilled to announce that Sophie from Cirque Du Bebe will be back. And I love what we have come up with for her to teach!! Two beginner type projects - one with knits Leggings. So practical especially as you often can't get what you want in the shops. She will teach you the skills to make them! And because we have this class scheduled for the Friday afternoon then you can wear them to yoga on Saturday morning. Talk about a winner!
The other beginner class is the Grainline Scout Tee. I have been on a bit of a Scout kick lately and I need to tell you that these things are a beautiful everyday garment. The kind of thing that you will wear every-single-day. And you can do this if you are an adventurous beginner. Really you can!!
And the final class Sophie is teaching is the beautiful Wiksten Skirt. I LOVE this pattern. It is the most worn handmade thing I have ever made - really flattering. Beautifully finished details, button placket, waist ties, hand sewn waistband and pleats. This is pitched at the intermediate sewer who wants to try some garment sewing or wants to improve their skills.
I first came across Belinda via her stunning instagram feed and quickly went to have a look at her beautiful website and shop. I LOVE her feed and find her overall aesthetic one of calm beauty. Good for the soul methinks. And she has agree to come and teach!
An exceptional weaver, I am thrilled that she has agreed to come on board. Weaving is one of those things that I would love to try but don't feel confident to try alone. You really need a good teacher and Belinda really knows weaving. And making in general for that matter. I am so very very excited about her workshop Weaving - Modern Weaving using Traditional Techniques. More information is available if you follow the link but I really love the fact that you leave this class with a beautiful loom so that you can keep weaving as soon as you get home.
I came across Mel when I was looking for a crochet teacher for our 2013 event. Unfortunately at the time she had just started a business and had a baby and so turned me down. And so I waited - which makes me even more excited to have her on board this year!
She is a beautiful natural talent. Again have a look at her instagram feed if you want to be inspired. Not just by her crafting and her crochet but by her photography. So beautiful.
She is teaching two classes - Beginner Crochet where she will be taking you right from the very start. Then for those of you with some experience we have planned a full day of making one of her favourite patterns - the Blossom Cowl. The full day format will enable you to really get into the swing of things.
Anyhoo. It is very late and I need to get to bed. But I wanted to add one final exciting point. The full workshop list has been posted. Go have a look. I know you will love what you see.
Next week I will post the class schedule - and then registration opens on April 2nd at 5pm. Exciting times!!