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Workshop Summary

  June 19 June 20 June 22 June 24
  Newcastle Penrith Sydney Canberra
AM Knitting 2-sided Cables  - Swatch Development Swatch Development
PM Exploring the Cable Toolbox Make It Your Own - Cabled Hat Knitting Polygons Make It Your Own - Yoked Sweater
Evening  - Chat: Designing With Geometric Shapes  -  -

Workshops:       $60 Guild Member, $90 Non-Member     Chat:      $10 per person

 

Newcastle  - Monday, June 19

9.30 am – 12.30 pm

Knitting 2-sided Cables

Learn how to knit 2 different types of 2 sided cables. The first looks great on both sides because it is built of ribbing and the second has a different cable on each side. Knitting from a chart is a necessity in this class but you can learn as you go.

Suggested skill level: Intermediate

What You Need to Bring: Worsted-weight wool (or substitute in case of allergies) and a range of appropriate needle sizes (4.5, 5mm), cable needle.

Morning Tea included.

Venue: Hamilton North Bowling Club, 31 Boreas Road, Broadmeadow

Cost: $60 Guild Member, $90 Non-Member

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1.30 pm – 4.30 pm

Exploring the Cable Toolbox

By knitting cables made from ribs, mini cables and lace in unusual and useful cable structures you’ll become familiar with a new vocabulary of cables, preparing you for experimenting with new cable fabrics on your own.

Skill Level: Intermediate, comfort with chart reading a plus

You Will Need to Bring: Worsted-weight yarn and a range of appropriate needle sizes (4.5, 5mm), cable needle, #2 pencil & eraser.

Afternoon Tea included.

Venue: Hamilton North Bowling Club, 31 Boreas Road, Broadmeadow

Cost: $60 Guild Member, $90 Non-Member

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Penrith - Tuesday, June 20

1.30 pm – 4.00 pm

Make It Your Own - Cabled Hat

Learn some of Norah’s favourite techniques while knitting her cabled hat and customising it for yourself. You can knit the hat as is or substitute your own choice of cables from Norah’s Knitted Cable Sourcebook.

All levels of knitters welcome – confidence with knitting in the round helpful.

You Will Need to Bring: Worsted weight yarn and circular needles with both 40cm and 60cm cables – point sizes 4.5, 5, 5.5 and 6mm. You'll also need a couple of cable needles or double pointed needles.

Afternoon Tea included.

Venue: CWA Rooms, 1 Tindale Street, Penrith

Cost: $60 Guild Member, $90 Non-Member

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6.30 pm – 8.30 pm

Chatting with Norah: Designing with Geometric Shapes

An opportunity to chat with Norah as we learn about designing with geometric shapes. Explore the design possibilities of sweaters made with rectangles, triangles, circles, or half circles. From finding inspiration to testing an idea with fleece to taking your idea to the next level, Norah takes you through her design process and shares her current obsession with making innovative garments (yet wearable) garments where fit isn't a big issue.

Finger Food provided.

Venue: CWA Rooms, 1 Tindale Street, Penrith

Cost: $10 per person

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Sydney - Thursday, June 22

9.30 am –12.30 pm

Swatch Development

Norah will describe her design process for coming up with a new stitch pattern and final product. Explore taking a pattern stitch and making it your own. Students who aren't ready to alter pattern stitches or make up their own can focus on ending the perfect pattern stitch for their combination of yarn and silhouette.

Suggested skill level: Intermediate.

What You Need To Bring: Bring a wide range of needles sizes plus partial balls of textured yarns, or a yarn you don't know what to do with.

Morning Tea included.

Venue: Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts, 280 Pitt Street, Sydney

Cost: $60 Guild Member, $90 Non-Member

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 1.30 pm – 4.30 pm

Knitting Polygons


From Knitting Nature and beyond, learn all the tricks to knitting garments made from hexagons and other polygons. Make modifications to make a new polygon and make your knitting unique.

Skill Level: advanced beginner, comfort with double pointed needles a plus

What You Need To Bring: Worsted-weight wool (or substitute in case of allergies) and a range of appropriate needle sizes (4.5, 5mm).

Afternoon Tea included.

Venue: Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts, 280 Pitt Street, Sydney

Cost: $60 Guild Member, $90 Non-Member

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Canberra - Saturday, June 24

9.00 am –12.00 pm

Swatch Development

Norah will describe her design process for coming up with a new stitch pattern and final product. Explore taking a pattern stitch and making it your own. Students who aren't ready to alter pattern stitches or make up their own can focus on ending the perfect pattern stitch for their combination of yarn and silhouette.

Suggested skill level: Intermediate.

What You Need To Bring: Bring a wide range of needles sizes plus partial balls of textured yarns, or a yarn you don't know what to do with.

Morning Tea included.

Venue: TBA

Cost: $60 Guild Member, $90 Non-Member

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1.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Make It Your Own - Yoked Sweater

This is a fun, hands-on workshop on working from the top down, in the round.  You will design your own cabled yoke cowl, which could grow into a poncho or sweater.  You will begin by choosing from Norah’s variety of textures or cables and move on to manoeuvring details like sleeve length, body shape and neck finishing to suit your own likes and quirks with Norah’s “fill in the blanks” template.

All knitters welcome – confidence with knitting in the round helpful.

What You Need To Bring: Worsted weight yarn and circular needles with both 40cm and 60cm cables – point sizes 4.5, 5, 5.5 and 6mm; cable needles or double pointed needles.

Venue: TBA

Cost: $60 Guild Member, $90 Non-Member

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