Our Knitting workshop took place in July and was great fun as always.
Nina and Carol both decided to make Balboa, whilst Natalie and Rhoda chose Olivia.
Tuition is a key point for our workshops and this is tailored to individual requirements. For many of our patterns, Kari-Helene has used the short row shaping technique which creates fantastic curves and is great for shoulder shaping too. The best way to do this technique is clearly shown by Sarah Hatton and this video shows how to make the wrap and turn stitches invisible from the front.
This is not the only version; the German short row shaping technique works on the purl side and does not require a wrap at the turn. This is definitely a quicker method than the Japanese technique as the latter requires a lot of fiddling about with safety pins. A clear demonstration of this method is shown in this clip with Roxanne Richardson (she does fumble a bit, but bless her - don't we all occasionally!)
Our last workshop of the year takes place on the 24th September; to book please click here.
Anyway, back to our workshop, does this make you feel hungry?
and the alpacas enjoyed their apples.
After everyone went home, Tracy went to feed 'the girls'. Kari-Helene took these photographs, not realising she was standing by one of the food buckets.
Alpacas move round the feed troughs and push each other out of the way - yes, they do this by spitting. Fabyanne moved Inca out of the way and Kari-Helene's white trousers were pebble-dashed with Camelibra!