Join knit designer Nicki Merrall at The Refectory Table to discover how designers create colour palettes, and develop your skill in choosing and using yarn colours for your own projects.
Nicki will demonstrate techniques used by knit designers to develop colour palettes. She'll give guidance as you work from your own inspirational image or one provided. Nicki will demonstrate the use of colour in a variety of stitch patterns ranging from the simplest stitches to slip stitch patterns.
You will leave with greater confidence in choosing yarn colours for your own projects, and knowing how to work a variety of stitch patterns which are easily adapted to create bags, blankets, cushions, scarves and throws.
About the Tutor - Nicki Merrall
Nicki Merrall is a knit designer based in Leicestershire. She designs and writes patterns for garments and accessories, usually using British wools. Nicki self-publishes some patterns and others are commissioned by magazines.
Her main inspirations are art, traditional textiles, botany and architecture, plus the use of colour by the knitwear designers: Missoni, Kaffe Fasset and Alice Starmore.
Venue & What’s Included
The workshop includes:
Designer's 'show and tell’ using Nicki's own designs, swatches and knitting books.
Nicki will show you how to develop a colour palette from an inspirational source, and how to use your colour palette to create beautiful knitted swatches.
Advice on developing your swatches into finished items.
All materials, tools, a worksheet explaining techniques.
You’ll be well looked after with refreshments all day, a home cooked two-course lunch (we cater to all dietary needs) and home baked cake before the final session, and leave with a goodie bag full of treats.
This workshop is for a maximum of 8 people and suitable for anyone who can knit garter stitch, stocking stitch and moss stitch.
It runs 10am - 4.00pm at a friendly and spacious house with a beautiful garden (that opens to the public for the National Gardens Scheme) in Loughborough, Leicestershire. Full details and directions will be sent to you upon booking.
All Tickets £70, instalments available.
What people say about our workshops
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