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Dress to Impress: Colourful Papillon Shawl

Joy Wintour

Have you seen the stunning Papillon Shawl and assumed it was too complex? This beautiful shawl actually uses very simple techniques accessible to beginners! Cast on your Papillon and we will share all the skills, tips and tricks you need to achieve this! You need to know how to cast on and do knit stitch. Knowing an increase would be great but is not required. We will cover everything else you need!

    • Skill level:  NOVICE  – basic beginner skills required (you don’t need to have mastered them yet)
    • Time: 9 – 11am, Sat 5 June
    • Cost: $165 including required skeins of yarn, but excluding pattern and needles.
      The pattern is $10 at class or bring your own copy if you already have it. Bring a circular needle in your preferred size for working with 4 ply/fingering weight yarn, or needles will be available to purchase at class if required.

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Pleased as Punch: An Intro to Punch Needle with Cupcake Cutie

Kim Lawrence

You’ve seen videos of punch needle all over instagram and youtube and now you can come and learn how to create your own textured yarn masterpiece. It’s like embroidery on steroids! Learn the technique for creating flat and raised stitches and all the tips, tricks and troubleshooting solutions.

Once you have mastered the technique you can create the most amazing pieces of yarn art to turn into wall hangings, cushions, rugs AND MORE…It’s fast, it’s fun and it’s highly addictive. It’s the new form of adult colouring!

    • Skill level: ROOKIE – no experience necessary
    • Time: 9 – 11am, Sat 5 & Sun 6 June
    • Cost: $140 including all materials

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Birds of a Feather Look Beautiful Together: DIY Macrame Wall Hanging

Kirstee Griffiths

Learn the art of macrame to create this stunning feather wall hanging with Kirstee Griffiths of Hibiscus. Kirstee is passionate about repurposing items into new and beautiful creations.

    • Skill level:  ROOKIE  – no experience necessary
    • Time: 9 – 11am, Sat 5 & Sun 6 June
    • Cost: $80 including all materials

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Macrame Plant Holder

Ruth Walden

Learn to make your own bright and happy plant hangers in this beginner macrame class! No prior experience is needed. Leave with a finished plant hanger and the know-how to design and create more pieces on your own.

        • Skill level: ROOKIE – no experience necessary
        • Time: 11.30am – 1.30pm, Sat 5 June
        • Cost: $79 including all materials
          Bring scissors and a tape measure. You may wish to bring a small pot (15cm diameter max) but this is optional

           

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You’ll Be Hooked! Latch Hook for Beginners with Cupcake Cutie

Kim Lawrence

Who remembers latch hooking as a kid? Well it’s back but in a much more modern form. Come along and create this adorable and fun licorice allsort to hang on your wall. You will learn and master the latch hook technique and how to finish the back of your project.

Once you have mastered the technique you can create the most amazing pieces of yarn art to turn into wall hangings, cushions, rugs AND MORE…

    • Skill level: ROOKIE – no experience necessary
    • Time: 11.30am – 1.30pm, Sat 5 & Sun 6 June
    • Cost: $125 including all materials

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Getting Knitty With It: Wool-Based Slippers

Angela Brown

These quick-knit slippers keep those toes and feet warm and make excellent gifts! They are easy to put on and stay on. Sizes for adults.

    • Skill level: SKILLED
    • Time: 11:30am – 1:30pm, Sat 5 & Sun 6 June
    • Cost: $69
      Please bring scissors, 100g double knit wool, size 9-3.75mm; 8-4mm knitting needles

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A Deeper Dive Into the World of Knitting with The Yarn Queen

Joy Wintour

Have you learned the basics of knitting but want to move beyond scarves and dishcloths? Join Joy Wintour from The Yarn Queen as she shares a selection of techniques that you can add to your knitting repertoire so you can tackle a range of projects with confidence! Including understanding your fabric and “reading” your knitting to understand mistakes, fixing common simple mistakes (including picking up a dropped stitch), reading knitting patterns and knitting charts, increasing and decreasing stitches (including how to master the yarnover), understanding tension, demystifying knitting in the round, and introduction to lace and cables.

    • Skill level:  NOVICE  – You need to know how to do knit and purl stitches, and be able to cast on your swatch (even if with outside help) – but you don’t need to be good at them!
    • Time: 2 – 5pm, Sat 5 June
    • Cost: $59
      Bring a stocking stitch swatch in your choice of 4 ply to 10 ply yarn that is roughly 10 cm wide by 5 – 6 cm long and still on the needles, to use for sampling techniques.

      You may also bring specific projects that you are stuck on and/or specific questions for Joy to help you troubleshoot if time allows.

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So Fresh and So Clean – Knitted Cotton Face Cloth

Angela Brown

Choose natural or bright colours to make a perfectly soft wash cloth that feels great on the skin and lasts a long time. These also make a perfect gift!

    • Skill level:  NOVICE  – basic beginner skills required (you don’t need to have mastered them yet)
    • Time: 2 – 4pm, Sat 5 & Sun 6 June
    • Cost: $69 including pattern
      Please bring scissors, 100g double knit 100% cotton, cotton blend or bamboo yarn. Depending which yarn you are using, you may wish to bring a few different needle sizes: 10 -3.25mm; 9-3.75mm; 8-4mm
      You will also have the option to purchase knitting needle rolls from the teacher.

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Blanket Statement: An Intro to Surface Crochet

Ruth Walden

Surface crochet is the technique of crocheting decorative elements onto a completed piece of crochet, and with it you can do all sorts of beautiful, flat and 3d embellishments. If you have ever seen beautiful, intricate crochet blankets (like the famous Sophie’s Universe) then surface crochet is what you need! We will teach you the basics of surface crochet so that you can tackle those 3D blankets with confidence. You must be confident with chain stitch, single crochet and double crochet (using American terms, also known as double crochet and treble crochet using English terms). Although rated as skilled, we welcome confident beginners who are comfortable with these basic stitches.

    • Skill level:  SKILLED 
    • Time: 9am – 11am, Sun 6 June
    • Cost: $59 including pattern.
      Bring along at least three colours of yarn of the same weight and matching size hook – we recommend 4 ply to 10 ply yarn, and a pair of scissors. lf you wish to purchase yarn and hooks onsite, please arrive 10 minutes early to browse the options and make your purchase.

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Knitty Kitty: Cat Crochet!

Ruth Walden

Join Ruth Walden from The Yarn Queen as she guides you through Kiwi Pony McTate’s famous Many Cats crochet pattern!

This infinitely customisable pattern has taken the world by storm, and Ruth will guide you through all the techniques in the pattern so that you can make your own projects with many cats.

    • Skill level:  NOVICE  – novice You should have some experience with chain stitch, single crochet and double crochet (using American terms, also known as double crochet and treble crochet using English terms) but it is ok if you are still getting the hang of them.)
    • Time: 11:30am – 1:30pm, Sun 6 June
    • Cost: $69
      A pattern is provided. Bring along at least three colours of yarn of the same weight and matching size hook – we recommend 4 ply to 10 ply yarn, and a pair of scissors. lf you wish to purchase yarn and hooks onsite, please arrive 10 minutes early to browse the options and make your purchase.

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Introduction to Tunisian Crochet

Ruth Walden

Tunisian crochet is often described as a combination of knitting and crochet, and is a quick and easy way to make a range of amazing projects including homewares, shawls, scarves and garments. In this class you will make a kitchen item (pot holder, dish cloth, or trivet) as you learn the basics of this craft, including casting on, working a foundation row, working the basic stitch, and casting off. We can add extra stitches for adventurous learners.

    • Skill level: ROOKIE – no experience necessary
    • Time: 2 – 4pm,  Sun 6 June
    • Cost: $89
      A pattern, hooks, and yarn will be provided, but please bring a pair of scissors

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