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A Knitter’s Guide to Gloves
26 April @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm£20.00
Intricately worked and finely engineered, Angharad Thomas has been fascinated by hand knitted gloves for years. Her insatiable curiousity for these cleverly knitted accessories has taken her the length of the British isles, across the mediterranean and into the Baltic states. Join us for a talk by Angharad to celebrate the publication of her Knitter’s Guide to Gloves and hear how she discovered untold riches in the stitches of glove knitters and their history, traditions and creativity. Angharad will be displaying samples of the gloves featured in the book and will also be available for a Q & A after the talk.
The ticket to this talk also includes refreshments and a signed copy of A Knitter’s Guide to Gloves.
Knitter’s Guide to Gloves introduces several construction techniques, alongside the possible materials and tools that are suitable for knitting the gloves you want. A chapter on design guides you through adapting and customising your glove knitting before outlining how to go about designing from personal inspiration. The book also traces the history of knitted gloves and is lavishly illustrated with examples from museum collections, some of which are rare or even unique. Patterned gloves from Yorkshire and Scotland are described, alongside the stories of examples that have survived into the twenty-first century. Selected gloves from Estonia are discussed, as well as some from UK collections including the Glovers Collection Trust and the Knitting and Crochet Guild. Includes step-by-step photos guide those new to knitting gloves through the key points of glove construction and making your first pair. Five further glove patterns then give a choice of styles to knit, from a plain pair through to colourworked gloves of varied complexity.
When booking your ticket, please make sure you are able attend on the date selected. If you wish to cancel your booking we can offer refunds on purchased tickets up to two weeks (14 days) before the class date. After that time, refunds will be dependent on whether we can re-sell your ticket to someone on a waiting list. For classes which are regularly repeated, date change requests can be considered up to 10 days before your workshop date. Please email us for more details.
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