Online knitting/design workshops

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.

Workshop One

6 person Colour Blending within Traditional Fair Isle Pattern Workshops

Saturday November 6th 3-5pm UK time FULL

Saturday 13th November 3-5pm ReGroup Session. FULL

Sunday 14th November 3-5pm UK time – FULL

All November dates now full. If you would like to join me in December, please complete the form below to go on the December waiting list. There will be new weekend sessions added to the calendar, and a week day session too.

Additionally, if you are looking for 1:1 sessions to talk through inspiration or colour work or how to do something, please get in touch through the form below.

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 but this is a great pattern to practice colour blending techniques and principles. 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 this online workshop, you will learn: –
• How to see colour / tone / contrast
• How to blend colours in your knitting to create a harmonious
• How to see what you can see and what you cannot
immediately see in a colour blended motif.
• How to get excited about colour and not frightened
• If you love colour and textiles, you will enjoy the opportunity for experimentation

At the end of the session, you will think about your colour choices differently and be inspired to colour blend your motifs with confidence and with a new seeing eye.

Please note that, unfortunately, if you are unable to attend a booked and paid for slot, I am not able to transfer you on to another slot on another workshop.

Small group workshop price . From November, the weekend slots will be £40 per person. Week day slots will be £35 per person. All participants will receive a free Sea Urchin knitting pattern and presentation handouts.

Additionally, you will be invited to a closed online knitting workshop Facebook group where you can share projects, look at projects by other workshop participants and ask other member questions.

Please complete the form below, if you would like me to send you the overview and details of the Colour Blending session and a booking form, or to go on to the December waiting list.

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. 

Maureen Wray

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.

Lynn Hall.