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Fairisle for Beginners

29 October @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm


Take a new direction with your knitting by adding differently coloured motifs and patterns. Stranded colourwork, also known as fairisle knitting, has a rich history in the textile traditions of the Scottish highlands and  islands, across the nordic countries and the Baltic.

Fairisle knitting will open the door on a whole new repertoire of patterns, and can also be the beginning of new adventures with colour mixing and design.

Janette Budge is a Shetland Wool Week tutor and  Knitwear designer and we are thrilled that she is making the long journey from her home nearly 600 miles north of Clapton, to run this colourwork class in the shop.


In this class, Janette will teach you:

  • how to knit with two colours in the same row/round
  • how to hold two colours in your hands at the same time
  • how to strand the yarn behind your work and catch floats
  • how to manage your tension across motifs
  • how to read colourwork charts.

There will also be an opportunity to look at how to choose colours for colourwork knitting.

During the class you will make a circular swatch which can be used as a coffee cup cosy, or sewn up as a credit card holder.

For anyone wanting to attend Janette’s Steeking class (which takes place later the same day), you can use the swatch from this class for steeking.

Cancellation Policy

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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29 October
10:00 am - 1:00 pm


Wild and Woolly
116 Lower Clapton Road
London, E50QR United Kingdom
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Anna Feldman
020 89855231

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