Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Spaces have opened up in 2 of my classes SWW 2019

Niela and I have done a little re-arranging at Hoswick Visitor Centre and there are now a few more spaces available in 2 of my classes on Friday 4th October. The classes are......

Up Your Game - Improvers Spinning  

A class for anyone wishing to improve any part of the spinning process, perfect a yarn, improve their knowledge and ability, need any spinning query answered.

Four Fingers and a Thumb

Whether you are knitting a pair of these double fingered gloves or not, the secret to working good fingers is in how well each finger is started - picking up those sts to start your fingers. And then thumbs - without pulled sts and holes you dont want at the corners.

This class will help you to perfect you fingers and eliminate any problems.

Wednesday, 22 May 2019


Myself and Hadewych van der Werf are hosting classes with a difference during the week before Shetland Wool Week. 

Hadewych has been a tutor with Hoswick Wool Week for a few years, teaching classes on Norwegian stranded knitting, double knitting, Estonian borders and Mother Astrop knitting techniques. Her classes are always popular, selling out quickly and this year is no different. Her classes are all sold our already.

I have done this class before wool week for the last 2 years with a small group. With classes each morning, students have time for some sightseeing and time for homework each day. 

The dates and times for the classes are:

with myself: 
Sunday 22nd, Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th September, 9.30 to 12.30 daily.

with Hadewych:
Wednesday 25th, Thursday 26th and Friday 27th September, 9.30 to 12.30 daily.

The techniques covered in each class will be student led. So you can choose what you wish to work on. Cover several subjects throughout the class or focus on one subject only. 

I will cover any spinning, Fair Isle and Lace subjects.

Hadewych can cover a variety of subjects. Some subject she has suggested are: 

  • variation in Double knitting;  
  • designing your own double marl triangle scarf;
  • decorative edging to steeks and the edges of your work;
  • sewing zips and hooks & eye's in knitwear;

...... and you can also learn from Hadewych's expert colour knowledge at the same time.

Venue is Hoswick Visitor Centre

Cost is £120 for each 3 day class.

To book or for more information email me, Elizabeth at