Sec­onds with Heather Peter­son

Simply Knitting - - Do It -

What makes your knit­ting work­shops di er­ent from other work­shops? As well as group work­shops, I of­fer in­di­vid­ual knit­ting and cro­chet tu­ition: cus­tomers are able to select the knit­ting or cro­chet work­shop theme and book in a time that suits them. Three things we’ll learn? 1. How to choose yarns and ma­te­ri­als that best suit your project. 2. Se­lect­ing colours for Fair Isle. 3. Sav­ing your work when some­thing goes wrong. Why do you love teach­ing? I love shar­ing my own knowl­edge, es­pe­cially when it em­pow­ers others to cre­ate things. It can be very help­ful to have some­one knowl­edge­able on-hand when learn­ing a new tech­nique. What ques­tions do you al­ways get? What is magic loop knit­ting? How do I count my rows? How do I keep an even ten­sion when knit­ting Fair Isle? Your top 3 tips? 1. Use the best ma­te­ri­als you can af­ford. 2. Think hard >L!ÕÌ$wÌ$>%`$V!#!ÕÀ$Liv!Ài$V>ÃÌ'%}$!%$>$ big project for your­self. 3. Al­ways block your knits – it’ll trans­form them! Your next work­shop is… Learn to Knit on Satur­day 21 October at McAree Craft Stu­dio, 38 New­mar­ket Street, Falkirk FK1 1JQ. One-hour per­sonal tu­ition can also be booked at any time, through www.mcadi­rect.com.

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