Sunday, April 16, 2006

11th April

Hello cheeky chappies, Happy Easter.
We had three newbies last week. Katies was resplendent in pink and chocolate. Laura was teaching Margery to knit. I knit a leaf. Jeanning is making progress on her Laura Harding scarf. See you next time.


Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Dear Knitters and Crochet People too!

Following a recent disaster which meant doing 3 allnighters in a row and getting it done by the skin of my teeth.............................................

I am going to put together a list of people who can help out with jobs I get offered as sometimes I have trouble fitting it all in or people let me down and I get overloaded.

Would you like to:
knit for a book, magazine following either patterns written by well known authors or helping me out with my designs (it may even lead to you being able to contribute your own designs)?
I always make sure that revenue is split fairly and co-workers names are given to the editor for an inclusion of a credit in the publication.
Can you check patterns over meticulously for errors?
If you think you'd like to help out with any of the above and you can follow a pattern and produce work that is neat enough for photographing, then email me.

I will keep a register of your name, tel no, email address and skills and will call on you as and when jobs pop up. Send me an email with a list of your skillls and experience, it doesn't matter if you are a beginner as I get beginner's projects too. I just want reliable and neat people I can call on.


Friday, April 07, 2006

April 4th

I went photo crazy this week. Hello to Cath and Maggie and Anna.
Hello to Josefina, Carol and Nikki.

Newcomer Morag is knitting a beautiful shawl in Kid Silk Haze.

Sian is working on a secret project.

There's Morag and Juli.

Carol's very coordinated with her knitting today.


Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Hello Angelknitters, haven't seen you for ages, miss you all! Will be back next week but in the meantime this is the info about workshops I'll be doing on a regular basis. It's not advanced, I'd call it Beginners to Intermediates so tell anyone who is interested. Craft Central Enfield is in North Enfield just on the border of Herts so it's all country pubs, nice walks, stables and bags of you know what to put on your roses (well, maybe just the knitting bit is haha)




Price £18 for 3 hours (includes £6 non returnable booking fee)

Includes a pair of needles or a crochet hook, a starter pack and some materials to practice with in the workshop or at home
Maximum of 6 students per workshop
Erssie will be tutoring students who can choose what they wish to learn.

These are just some ideas to choose from:

All the basics like casting on, casting off knit and purl stitches

Samples of different techniques to build up a stitch file

Correcting mistakes

Design Challenges – simple patterns that you can write yourself

Making a simple Scarf using various stitch types

Making a Hat knitting in the round and decreasing for the crown
Following any pattern of your choice

Making a mini sock, learning how to turn the heel, shape instep and toe

Making an armband or legwarmer.

Colour work including Fairisle, Intarsia and using knitter’s graph paper

Reading through books and patterns with the instructions de-mystified
Crochet techniques: basic stitches, shaping, crochet patterns

Crochet embellishments: Hems, Flowers and Leaves.

Ask Craft Central or email erssie for more details on the above.

Students can choose from the above list or suggest their own ideas for topics. Contact Erssie at the email address above if you have booked a workshop. Let her know what experience you have and what you wish to learn so that she can bring the relevant materials on the day.


Next workshop Sat 12 April

Other workshops* Sat 22 April

(*Call craft Central or email Erssie for more dates)

There are about two places left I think but I'm going to be doing this on a regular basis so let me know if you or anyone else is interested.