Sunday 19th August 2018

Come and join Marie at the beautiful Brooksby Hall in Leicestershire to start to make this lovely Fairisle cushion. The cushion looks more complicated than it actually is with each section being worked off the other and with the Fairisle being worked with just two colours in a row at a time. The aim of this workshop is to show you how easy it to knit Fairisle, therefore giving you the confidence to go on and knit a Fairisle garment or another Fairisle design. The cushion is knitted flat using Jamieson's of Shetland Spindrift and this project is suitable for those knitters who have some experience of textured knitting but it is achievable by the confident beginner.


DATE Sunday 19th August 2018


TIME 10am  until 4pm. We will start promptly so please arrive by 9.45am.


LOCATION Brooksby Hall, Brooksby, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire LE14 2LJ.


WHAT YOU WILL MAKE You will start to make the beautiful Fairisle Abstract Cushion using Jamieson's of Shetland Spindrift.


WHAT YOU WILL LEARN How to knit Fairisle flat, we will also show you some tips to help you with your stranded knitting.


SKILL LEVEL Suitable for knitters of all abilities.


WHAT IS INCLUDED The pattern, chart and the yarn to complete the cushion (12 x 25g balls). A lunch made from locally sourced produce, lots of tea & coffee, fruit juice, biscuits and afternoon cake.


WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING 3mm straight or circular needles.


WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO COMPLETE THE CUSHION You will need a 40cm x 40cm machine washable cushion pad and a piece of 48cm x 48cm backing fabric to complete the cushion.


NUMBER OF WORKSHOP PLACES Minimum of 10 people to a maximum of 20.


TERMS AND 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.


THINGS TO DO If you fancy making a short break of your workshop visit, the market towns of Melton Mowbray, Oakham and Uppingham are well worth a visit. Melton Mowbray is renowned for it's famous pork pie and the counties of Leicestershire and Rutland are famous for Stilton cheese making.


WHERE TO STAY There are lots of lovely places to stay in the area. If you need any help then please email.