Workshop : Colour Cabling: A very special painterly Technique celebrating the Scottish Mountain Landscape

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Saturday 8th October 2022 - 10:30am to 4.00pm.

In this full day masterclass we will be working on a fabulous new design: Schiehallion!

Textured cable hat, based on a piece designed by Di, celebrating the paintings of the Artist Dora Carrington (Bloomsbury Group). This was originally a hand knitting piece using cable and colour to create a painterly knitted canvas showing the landscape and geology of Andalucia. Dora Carrington stayed in Yegen ( a remote village in the Sierra Nevada mountains Southern Spain) with the writer Gerald Brennan (The Face of Spain) and Lytton Strachey at Brennan’s house for some time in March 1920( ninety nine years ago). `She found it a ‘unique arcadia’ and had ‘seldom been so happy continuously day after day’. Her incredible painting of the mountains towards Almeria has been an all time favourite of mine. Her reading of the landscape and colour of this extraordinary part of Spain is deep, rich and evocative. I have tried to approach the design of Schiehallion in the same way….bringing a richness to the pattern and to the colour using our own naturally dyed Saorse wool cashmere and Lalland Lambswool, to reflect the magical colours of the Scottish Mountain Landscape. 

We will be supplying all yarn for the project! A great way to explore colour and cable, learning a lot of new techniques to create your very own colour palate and a great project.

 

If you attend this Workshop, please bring:

  • Pairs of 4.00mm and 4.50mm Needles, or Circular or DPNS. 

We will supply wool for the project.

We will also supply Lunch and there will be a 30 minute break for Coffee and Cake. Please do let us know any special food requirements or allergies.

 

If you purchase both 2022 Workshops, you will receive a £25 discount on the cost of these workshops. Please enter "2022Workshops" at the discount code section during checkout.