Are you a knitter?
Have you ever thought about knitting jewellery with wire but not had any idea about where to start?
What type of knitting needles are best to knit wire jewellery
What type of wire to use
What size beads to use
How much wire is needed
How to add beads
How to add clasps?
These are questions I get asked regularly when people see my knitted jewellery.
This year I have decided to provide knitted jewellery classes to answer these questions and many more. I have twenty years of experience of knitting with wire and beads so many years of experience behind me.
These workshops will be practical hands on workshops so attendees will be able to ask questions as they sit knitting their jewellery.
I will provide all the materials except for the needles which the attendees will be asked to bring along with them.
So that is one question answered already! Any knitting needles will do for knitting with wire but for this workshop I am asking attendees to bring along needles of a specific size. ( Details provided when booking)
I shall also provide patterns for the bracelet and earrings which attendees can take home with them, along with their knitted jewellery made during the class. They can also take home any remaining wire on their reel so their knitted jewellery making adventure doesn't have to end when the workshop does.
The first of these workshops is being held at The Grosvenor Centre in Gnosall, Staffordshire on Sunday 18th February 2 - 4.30pm.
I am asking £30 per person which is to be paid when booking a place.
Please note booking is essential as I need to know how much wire and beads and findings to take along for the session and how many patterns to print.
So to recap for the £30 attendees will receive
expert tuition and advice on knitting with wire.
a pattern for a knitted bracelet
a pattern for a pair of earrings
all the wire, beads, clasps, ear hooks needed to knit the bracelet and earrings
use of jewellery making tools to attach clasps and hooks.
two and a half hours to knit both the bracelet and earrings.
surplus wire to continue knitting after the class
And of course all their own knitting done during the class.
All I ask is that attendees can knit to a basic standard i.e. know how to cast on, off and do a basic knit stitch.
So if you can knit and would like to attend this workshop or register an interest in any other knitted jewellery classes in the future, please contact me.
I would love to hear from you.