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A history of knitting from the Tudor period onwards A brief practical history of knitting in Britain, looking at the products, techniques, and social history of knitting and knitters from the 16th to the 20th century. We shall be...

A brief practical history of knitting in Britain, looking at the products, techniques, and social history of knitting and knitters from the 16th to the 20th century. We shall be learning to ‘knit in the round’ and to use a knitting sheath, and trying out a number of different techniques. Pictures, samples and items from the Knitting and Crochet Guild Collection illustrate the wealth of resources. This is a course that we hope will inspire you to have the confidence to raid the past in your future knitting projects. Some previous knitting experience would be helpful on this course.

 

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Dorset button You will make two different types of Dorset button, which you can turn into a keyring, a brooch or a wall hanging. You will learn about the history of Dorset buttons from their...

You will make two different types of Dorset button, which you can turn into a keyring, a brooch or a wall hanging. You will learn about the history of Dorset buttons from their beginnings in the 1600s, the growth of button making in the 1700s, it’s death in the Industrial Revolution and the various people and organisations who’ve kept them alive, and the contemporary buttons of today.

 

 

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Introduction to crochet Join a short relaxed session to learn some basic crochet stitches.

Join a short relaxed session to learn some basic crochet stitches.

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Stumpwork: Butterflies Make a stunning three-dimensional butterfly, using wire-work techniques together with organza fabrics and metallic threads to create delicately patterned wings. Learn to...

Make a stunning three-dimensional butterfly, using wire-work techniques together with organza fabrics and metallic threads to create delicately patterned wings. Learn to combine traditional stumpwork techniques with modern use of materials and methods.

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