Saturday 26th October 2019 - 10am to 4.00pm.
In this full day masterclass class we will be working on a fabulous new design: Dora!
Textured fair isle cable hat by Di Gilpin
Celebrating the paintings of the Artist Dora Carrington (Bloomsbury Group) in 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 this hat in the same way….bringing a richness to the pattern and to the colour using our own naturally dyed Saorse wool cashmere, Lalland Lambswool and the Fibre Co. Terra and Acadia yarns in their magical blends of Wool/Alpaca and Silk.
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 3.25mm, 3.75mm and 4.00mm needles,
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 2019 Workshops, you will receive a 20% discount on the cost of this workshop. Please enter "2019Workshops" at the discount code section during checkout.