Veronica Cowl

about the Day Workshops

Each workshop will be hosted by Marie Wallin and will be worked around a specific project. The project will be an exclusive design or designs by Marie Wallin and will be an item to wear, for the home or a decorative piece. The workshops aim to be fun, friendly and creative in the beautiful surroundings of the Brooksby Hall, Leicestershire.

 

A pack containing Marie's British Breeds yarn is included in the price, and there'll be a chance to view and try on some of the garments from Marie's latest books. There will also be an opportunity to buy some of Marie's kits, patterns and books. A delicious buffet lunch made with local produce and lashings of tea, coffee, fruit juice and of course the very popular homemade cake served in the afternoon.

 

Brooksby Hall is a 16th century hunting lodge set in the no longer existing medieval village of Brooksby. The hall is set in an 850 acre country estate and many famous and influential people have lived there. The Villiers family lived at the hall from 1235 to 1711 and have many famous descendants , including an illustrious list of past Prime Ministers, Lord Avon, Pitt the Younger and Elder and Sir Winston Churchill. Queen Elizabeth II, the Queen Mother and the late Princess of Wales can all trace their ancestry back to the Villiers family.

The hall has had several owners over the centuries, including Lord Cardigan, of the Charge of the Light Brigade, the original Barclay of Barclays Bank, Lady Sarah Wilson, aunt of Sir Winston Churchill and Admiral Beatty of Brooksby, of the Battle of Jutland.

The current hall is now owned by Brooksby Melton College and is a specialist vocational Further and Higher Education college.

 

Whilst attending one of the workshops you will be able to enjoy the beautiful mature gardens that surrounds the hall as well as visiting the 13th century church of St Michael of all Angels.

If you fancy making a short break of your workshop visit, the nearby market towns of Melton Mowbray, Oakham and Uppingham are well worth a visit. Melton Mowbray is renowned for its famous pork pie and the region is famous for Stilton cheese making.

The workshop will be held in a safe manner under the Government Covid-19 guidelines at the time of the workshop.

More information will be emailed to you nearer the time.

Lupin Socks

Sunday 30th May 2021

 £115.00

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Come and join Marie at Brooksby Hall to start to make these pretty fairisle socks from the Gentle collection. This will be a special day as it’s the first workshop since the Covid 19 pandemic. The socks are fairisle knitted in the round, and suitable for those wishing to practise their fairisle skills. This workshop is also suitable for knitters new to fairisle knitting as Marie will teach how to fairisle knit in the round.

The price includes the pattern, chart and the yarn to complete the socks: 14 x 25g balls of British Breeds yarn, a lunch made from locally sourced produce, lots of tea & coffee, fruit juice, biscuits and afternoon cake.

 

All you'll need to bring with you is 2.75mm and 3.25 circular needles (23cm or 25cm fixed length) or 4 or 5 double pointed needles.

There'll be a minimum of 10 people to a maximum of 20 and the workshop will be from 10am until 4pm. We will start promptly so please arrive by 9.45am.

Veronica Cowl

Sunday 27th June 2021

£115.00

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Come and join Marie at Brooksby Hall to start to make the lovely Fairisle cowl from the Gentle collection. This simple Fairisle design is knitted in the round, and suitable for those wishing to start Fairisle knitting. If you are new to Fairisle knitting, then Marie and Gwynneth will show you the techniques how to knit Fairisle with confidence.

The price includes the pattern, chart and the yarn to complete the cowl: 15 x 25g balls of British Breeds yarn, a lunch made from locally sourced produce, lots of tea & coffee, fruit juice, biscuits and afternoon cake.

 

All you'll need to bring with you is 2.75mm and 3.25 circular needles (60cm fixed length).

There'll be a minimum of 10 people to a maximum of 20 and the workshop will be from 10am until 4pm. We will start promptly so please arrive by 9.45am.

Maple Cowl

Sunday 26th September 2021

£115.00

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Come and join Marie at Brooksby Hall to start to make a beautiful cowl version of the Maple Scarf from the Wildwood collection. This pretty Fairisle design, in a new colourway, is knitted in the round, and is suitable for practising your Fairisle knitting. If you are new to Fairisle knitting, then Marie and Gwynneth will show you the techniques to knit this cowl with confidence.

The price includes the pattern, chart and the yarn to complete the cowl: 14 x 25g balls of British Breeds yarn, a lunch made from locally sourced produce, lots of tea & coffee, fruit juice, biscuits and afternoon cake.

 

All you'll need to bring with you is 3.25 circular needles (40cm fixed length).

There'll be a minimum of 10 people to a maximum of 20 and the workshop will be from 10am until 4pm. We will start promptly so please arrive by 9.45am.

 

The photograph shows the original Maple Scarf, the new cowl version will be published early next year.

Sycamore Arm-warmers

Saturday 30th October 2021

 £105.00

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Come and join Marie at Brooksby Hall to start to make a new colourway version of the popular Sycamore Armwarmers, originally from the Wildwood collection. This simple design can be knitted flat on straight needles or knitted in the round. They are a great project to practise your Fairisle knitting and if you are new to Fairisle knitting, then Marie and Gwynneth will show you the techniques how to knit Fairisle with confidence.

The price includes the pattern, chart and the yarn to complete the armwarmers: 10 x 25g balls of British Breeds yarn, a lunch made from locally sourced produce, lots of tea & coffee, fruit juice, biscuits and afternoon cake.

 

All you'll need to bring with you is 2.75mm and 3.25 circular needles (23cm or 25cm fixed length) or double pointed needles, if knitting in the round. To knit flat, you will need 2.75mm and 3.25mm straight needles.

There'll be a minimum of 10 people to a maximum of 20 and the workshop will be from 10am until 4pm. We will start promptly so please arrive by 9.45am.

 

The photograph shows the original colourway of the Sycamore Armwarmers, the new version will be published early next year.

Terms & conditions:

I reserve the right to cancel the workshop. In the event of a cancellation your fee will be refunded in full.  If you have to cancel then I will try to fill your place. If successful your fee will be refunded in full, otherwise the fee is non-refundable.

about the

Day Workshops

£115.00

Sycamore

Arm-warmers

Saturday 30th October 2021

£105.00