KIP 2012

KIP 2012

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Workshops for the exhibition

We have put together a programme of workshops.  These will cost $20, unless otherwise stated, and the cost will include materials.

Knitting a square
Covers casting on and off, plain and purl stitches and combinations to form different patterns, ideas for using squares to make: blankets, toys, garments.
Ideal for beginners through to experienced knitters.
Thursday 16th June   10.30am to 12.30pm
Thursday 23rd June  10.30am to 12.30pm
Thursday 30th June  10.30am to 12.30pm

Knitting a picture
Choose a pattern or graph your own, then knit using 2 or 3 colours using both Fairisle and Intarsia techniques.
You will need to be able to knit and purl.
Sunday 10th June   2pm to 4pm
Tuesday 21st June  2pm to 4pm

Crochet for all levels
Jennifer Kipfer will teach new crochet enthusiasts the basics, including making a curlicue to add to the Seagardens Aotearoa installation, while at the same time Sharleen Greer will teach more experienced crocheters who want to take their craft to a higher level.
Friday 24th June    10.30am to 12.30pm
Friday 01 July      10.30am to 12.30pm

 Tunisian knitting
Using a long needle with a crochet hooked end, learn basic techniques for making blankets, rugs, bags and more. 
Saturday 25th June    10am to 12pm

High tea at the Estuary
Buy or bring your drink and join Sian Wray and Jennifer Kipfer to start to knit a cupcake, a sandwich and an asparagus roll.
Saturday 25th June     2pm to 4pm

Freeform Knitting & crochet   $50   Full day
Join award winning freeform knitter and crocheter Jennie Eade to begin your bagmaking experience.
By the end of the day you will have started your bag and will be able to finish it in your own time at home.
You will need to bring:
 size 4 knitting needles,  scissors,
small balls or hanks of complementary coloured  and textured dk weight wools,
a crochet hook, a darning needle, a bag frame (wool & bag frame available from Spotlight). 
Some other materials will be available for purchase from Jennie.
Saturday 02nd July  9am to 12pm, then the same day 1pm - 4pm

We'll also have people available almost all the time the exhibition is running for informal and spontaneous sessions on whatever people want to learn - including hyperbolic crochet and troubleshooting - bring your item for some advice and assistance.  Or just join us with some work to sit and chat in a convivial atmosphere!

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Irish Hiking Scarf

Irish Hiking Scarf pattern

approx. 350 yards of worsted weight yarn
size 8 US needles and a cable needle or one double pointed needle
(Feel free to use chubbier yarn and/or larger needles to make a giant scarf. It will look just as lovely!)
Finished size, approx. 5 ½” x 55”
Cast on 42 stitches.
Row 1. (WS) K2, P2, K2, P6, K2, P2, K2, P6, K2, P2, K2, P6, K2, P2, K2
Row 2. (RS) K4, P2, K6, P2, K2, P2, K6, P2, K2, P2, K6, P2, K4
Row 3. (WS) repeat row 1
Row 4. (RS) repeat row 2
Row 5. (WS) repeat row 1.
Row 6. (RS) repeat row 2.
Row 7. (WS) repeat row 1.
Row 8. (RS) K4, P2, C6F, P2, K2, P2, C6F, P2, K2, P2, C6F, P2, K4
Repeat these rows to desired length, ending on row 7. Bind off.
C6F = Slip 3 sts. onto a cable needle and hold to front of work. K3, then K the 3 sts. off cable needle.
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Seagardens Aotearoa

Large Seagardens Aotearoa piece


Edith's veges

Detail of Gillian's seascape

Christine's stilt

Sally's work

Edith's toadstools

Well done Christine!

Kaywin and Jan's bunting


Jennie's roses

Elaine's birds made with sock wool

Gillian's monster flower

more fruit from Sally

Sally's veges

Gillian's starfish -back

Edith's fish

Sally's dolphin

Sian's flower

Gillian's paua

Robyn's sunset-inspired piece

Robyn's sunset-inspired piece

Jennie's hats

Barbara T's crochet