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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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It's Autumn. Time to start planning that Winter knitting.  And what better way to begin than with an Indie Yarn Tasting?

 

 

We are taking bookings through TryBooking.com. Please click on the link below and you will be taken to TryBooking to complete your order.

 

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Cancellation Policy
The Guild will issue a full refund for cancellations advised to us 14 days or more before the date of the event. However, please note that bookings are transferable. Should you wish to transfer your place at an event to another member, please advise the Workshop Convenor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

"This blanket is inspired by the bright, exciting and high-contrast graphics of comic books and American Pop Art, and my love of polka dots in general. MMMmmmm who doesn’t love a good polka dot?"

 

 

We are taking bookings through TryBooking.com. Please click on the link below and you will be taken to TryBooking to complete your order.

 

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Cancellation Policy
The Guild will issue a full refund for cancellations advised to us 14 days or more before the date of the event. However, please note that bookings are transferable. Should you wish to transfer your place at an event to another member, please advise the Workshop Convenor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

School is in.  Time to get the brain and fingers into gear with our February Frolic and learn 6 different techniques.

 

Ad for February Workshop

 

We are taking bookings through TryBooking.com. Please click on the link below and you will be taken to TryBooking to complete your order.

 

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Cancellation Policy
The Guild will issue a full refund for cancellations advised to us 14 days or more before the date of the event. However, please note that bookings are transferable. Should you wish to transfer your place at an event to another member, please advise the Workshop Convenor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you missed out on Knit Like A Viking the first time, you now have another chance to book as we present it again.

 

 

We are taking bookings through TryBooking.com. Please click on the link below and you will be taken to TryBooking to complete your order.

 

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Cancellation Policy
The Guild will issue a full refund for cancellations advised to us 14 days or more before the date of the event. However, please note that bookings are transferable. Should you wish to transfer your place at an event to another member, please advise the Workshop Convenor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Welcome to our first workshop for 2017.  Something a little different.

 

 

We are taking bookings through TryBooking.com. Please click on the link below and you will be taken to TryBooking to complete your order.

 

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Cancellation Policy
The Guild will issue a full refund for cancellations advised to us 14 days or more before the date of the event. However, please note that bookings are transferable. Should you wish to transfer your place at an event to another member, please advise the Workshop Convenor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Booked too late for Viking Knitting? Want to do more with knitted jewellery? Now is your chance to create a knitted bracelet with silk and beads.

 

 

We are taking bookings through TryBooking.com. Please click on the link below and you will be taken to TryBooking to complete your order.

 

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Cancellation Policy
The Guild will issue a full refund for cancellations advised to us 14 days or more before the date of the event. However, please note that bookings are transferable. Should you wish to transfer your place at an event to another member, please advise the Workshop Convenor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Fireworks Scarf & Dorset Buttons

 

Here is a taste of some of the workshops we are running over the Camp weekend.  Full details of all these will be on the website in the next few weeks so you can decide what you’d like to attend before bookings open in the middle of January.   Details of any skills/materials/homework required will be posted before bookings open. We’ll be holding three workshop sessions – Saturday morning, Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning – with a mix of 3 hour workshops, 1.5 hour workshops and talks/demonstrations.


An Introduction to Lace Knitting (Tutor: Nikki Suttor)
Basic lace knitting techniques for those who haven’t tried before (or have tried and given up!)

Crocheting a Mandala (Jane Downey)
Learn to crochet a colourful mandala, changing colours almost invisibly.

Intermediate Lace Skills (Jenny Howatson)
For those who have now mastered the basics of fine knitting and yarn overs, a step up to the next stage.

Knitting Modular Socks (Evol King)
Use your left-over sock yarn to make colourful socks in small modules.  Knitted flat.

Knitting the Continental Way (Krista Thompson)
A useful skill which may speed up your knitting and help with colourwork.

Knitting with Beads (and a crochet hook) (Nikki Suttor)
Use a crochet hook to work beads into your knitting.

Learn to use a Drop Spindle (Lara Nettle)
Spin your own yarn and understand basic yarn construction

Learn Broomstick Crochet (Jane Downey)
A fun way to crochet and create a different look

Make your own buttons – The Dorset Crosswheel Button way (Pat McGregor)
Make a Dorset button to match your knitting or as a feature or brooch

Photographing your knitting (Wendy McDougall)
Show off your knitting to its best advantage in your photo album or social media page

Shadow Knitting (Clare Hacker)
Create an item which reveals an image when viewed at a different angle

Stranded Intarsia Lace (Merrin Marks)
Create blocks of colour on a lace background (without distorting the lace)

Tunisian Crochet for Beginners (Sara Aylett)
An introduction to the basic techniques of Tunisian Crochet
AND our Guest Tutor, Norah Gaughan, will be teaching two workshops:

Knitting 2-sided cables
Learn how to knit two different types of 2-sided cables

Make it your own – Cabled Hat
Design a cabled hat without the hard work part. Choose from a variety of different cable charts designed for the class, and learn how to complete your hat by following prewritten design templates for a beanie, slouchy hat or beret.

Norah will also be giving a talk on Designing with Geometric Shapes - sweaters based on large easy to knit and easy to wear shapes.