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
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!