Sunday, June 26, 2011

Knitting in July

Hi Everyone,

 It’s been a really busy time since my book was launched and very exciting. We’ve had the launches in Cape Town and Hillcrest and C.N.A. in Eastgate have kindly offered to organise a Jo’burg launch. As soon as I have details I’ll let you know. In the meantime we have a lot of knitting events happening in July that I’m sure you’ll be interested in.

 National Quilt Festival – 1st to 7th July 2011  Bloemhof Girls School, Stellenbosch

ColourSpun and Nurturing Fibres will be sharing a stand and we will be selling our hand dyed yarns and a few little surprises. We are planning lots of exciting specials, with something new every day. I’ll also be demonstrating Tunisian Crochet and we’ll both be available to help with any knitting questions you may have. If you’re anywhere near Stellenbosch, treat yourself to a visit.


Breakaway to Clarens – 12th to 16th July 2011
Instead of a breakaway to Heidelberg, this year I’ll be presenting workshops in Clarens on the 14th and 15th July as part of the annual Quilt in Clarens.

14th July – 8:30 to 4:30  Modular Knitting

Level – Intermediate to Advanced

Modular Knitting
From accessories, to garments to blankets, modular knitting is a wonderful way to knit geometric shapes into all sorts of everything. This method of knitting is easy if you follow a few guidelines and you’ll soon be on your way creating your own wonderful pieces.
Cost: R250.00

List of Materials
Yarn – all sorts, thick, thin, smooth, textured, novelty in a variety of colours of your choice.         
Knitting needles – bring a few sizes in a range to suit your yarns
Scissors
Notepad
Pencil, eraser.




15th July – 8:30 to 4:30 Free Style Knitting

Level – Intermediate to Advanced

Free Style Knitting
The do as you please with anything you like kind of knitting. You will learn to let go and allow your creativity to take over while you just knit.

Cost: R250.00

List of Materials
Yarn – all sorts, thick, thin, smooth, textured, novelty in a variety of colours of your choice.
Knitting needles – bring a few sizes in a range to suit your yarns
Scissors
Notepad
Pencil, eraser.



To book for Clarens please contact Alae Grabe – e-mail korsman@xis.co.za , Cell No: 082 577 2232, Fax 086 656 2537

To book accommodation in Clarens call Melanore on 058 256 1173

Hope to see you there J

 Free Knitting with Sandra Ratto

Sandra has been free knitting for many years. This means knitting without a pattern using many different textures and colours in one piece of work. You will be shown many techniques which you’ll use to make a Papal Scarf with patches of colour and textures that can  be worn as an accessory in place of a necklace.
3 One day workshops will be presented at “The Coffee Shop” on Pretoria Road in Benoni (near to Fruit and Veg City)

Dates: Thursday 7th, 14th and 28th July  from 9:30 to 1:30
Cost:  R300.00

List of Materials
Pair of 4mm needles
Scissors
1 ball DK yarn – black
An assortment of other yarns (small amounts of each)


To book for Sandra’s workshops, please call her on 011 894 1011.
That’s all for now.
Happy Knitting

Love Dana