Knitting has been a huge part of my life for over 40 years. It is a creative, steadying, slow, portable practice that allows me to be creative. Over the last five years, I have deeply engaged with heritage Shetland knitting to study pattern and form. Since January, 2020, I have designed a handful of hat and mitt patterns which are all inspired by stories embedded in Shetland. I tend to use a lot of colour and would love to share these ideas with you. I have devised an online Colour Blending workshop for a small group of 6 participants. All times listed below are UK times.
6 person Colour Blending and Traditional Fair Isle Pattern Workshops
Saturday 20th February 3pm – 5pm UK time – FULL
Sunday 21st February 3pm – 5pm UK time – FULL
Sunday 7th March, 3pm – 5pm UK time – FULL
Saturday 6th March, 3pm – 5pm UK time – FULL
New session added – Saturday 20th March – 3 – 5pm UK time – 3 places
Experience Level – Anyone who can knit and wants to experiment with and understand colours more can attend this session. This is not a knitting workshop. This is a design workshop where you will learn the skills and gain experience to enable you to blend colours and design your own samples of Shetland traditional tree and star yoke patterns. The workshop is based around my Sea Urchin Hat pattern but you needn’t buy it or have it. It’s a fun, interactive, creative session to experiment with colour in Fair Isle knitting to take forward to create your own swatches for future projects. You’ll be able to throw yourselves into the many colours of yarn on offer to us and you will look at your own stash of yarn with a different eye. We will look at a traditional Shetland tree and star motif, used on Shetland cardigans and jumpers, and at examples of Fair Isle knitting including Yokes, flat knitting and knitting in the round. At the end of the session, you will think about your colour choices differently and be inspired to colour blend your motifs.
Please complete the form below, if you would like me to send you the overview and details of the Colour Blending session.
I thoroughly enjoyed Tracey’s colour blending workshop. So much was taught! I came away feeling really inspired about all things to do with yarn and colour. We were taught fundamental techniques and principles for choosing colour and looked at lots of knitting examples which brought all of the theory to life. The course material is clearly presented and all of it was quickly sent over to us after the class so that we could all continue to absorb what was taught. I came away feeling really inspired about all things to do with yarn and colour.
I really enjoyed the colour blending workshop which was friendly and fun and very interesting. I learnt a lot about how to look at colours differently in tone and contrast to gain the best result and maximum effect. It was great source of inspiration. I will definitely be attending more of Tracey’s workshops in the future.