Preview – Thursday October 9th 2014, 6.30-9pm
Alfred & Wilde – The Gold Collection
Founded in 2013 by Simon Mitchell, Alfred & Wilde is a London-based design brand creating modern, bold and fun art prints, stationery and homewares. Inspired by the city, using traditional printing techniques, and proudly made in the UK. Alfred & Wilde designs have a playful focus on pattern, shape and colour, reflecting well known places and spaces.
In their latest range of prints, Alfred & Wilde has created 3 designs in both image and typography with hand-finished gold foil on high quality snow white KaeyColour paper. He has also collaborated with London jewellery makers Wolf & Moon
to produce a range of gold geometric jewellery mirroring Alfred & Wilde's signature platonic patterns.
Join us for an evening drink and a first peak at the new collections.
Talk – Saturday October 11th 2014
Masterclass – Erika Knight
The Campaign for Wool is a global endeavour initiated in order to raise awareness amongst consumers about the unique, natural and sustainable benefits offered by wool. Every year The Campaign for Wool stages Wool Week, a week long festival celebrating wool in all its guises. Wool Week 2014, Knit with attitude joins the party and we are delighted to host an open Masterclass; a talk by prominent supporter of The Campaign for Wool, renowned designer Erika Knight.
“I am proud to be associated with the Campaign for Wool a countrywide initiative convened by HRH Prince of Wales, promoting the natural, sustainable origin of wool, and as such I am passionate to be bringing manufacturing back to Britain and keeping sheep a feature of our landscape.”
Erika Knight; designer, author, consultant to the fashion and yarn industry, and lecturer at the V&A Museum in London as well as other Leading Art Institutions and Universities. Her own 'Erika Knight' yarn collection is the culmination of Erika’s career as a knitwear and craft designer with an unwaveringly- held belief in the importance of treading lightly on the earth and celebrating and supporting traditional British skills.
Behind her passion for the hand made lies Erika’s trend forecasting skills, and her ethos of minimalism and eco-design, which has created her unique interpretation on Craft. She is highly influential and a sought after lecturer and workshop developer. Earlier this year she collaborated with Knit for Peace on their knitting holiday The Colour Experience; travelling with the organisation to India, visiting the the local charitable projects supported by Knit for Peace and hosting workshops on colour experimentation.
We have invited Erika to share her experiences, her passion and her views on knitting and it's place 'in the world' with all of us. After the talk, feel free to mingle and chat, have a look at the gorgeous Erika Knight yarn and books we have in stock, and you might even persuade Erika to sign a book for you. Please note that the talk is a festive and free event, however because of limited seating we need you to book your spot for us to hold it for you. Use the Contact Us
form to get in touch..
Places available: 15
When: Saturday October 11th, 1pm
Course – Sundays October 12th, 19th and 26th 2014
Top Down Sock Knitting
Over three Sunday afternoons Jane will take you through all the skills that you need to knit your own pair of cosy socks. From knitting in the round to turning the heel and grafting the toes. Jane is a lifelong knitter and self confessed sock knitting geek so will have lots of samples and sock related stories to share with you. You will need to be a reasonably confident knitter who is able to cast on and cast off, knit and purl and increase and decrease. All materials are provided.
About Jane Lithgow: Jane was taught to knit by her grandmother at the age of four and over the years has had a go at pretty much everything knitting related from punk inspired mohair sweaters in her youth to blankets and bootees for her niece and nephew when they were babies. Her particular passion is for socks and mittens for which she is a published designer. Above all she is an experienced, enthusiastic and patient knitting teacher who loves to pass on her skills and love of the craft.
Teacher: Jane Lithgow
Places available: 6
When: Sundays October 12th, 19th and 26th, 1pm - 3pm
Workshop – Saturday November 1st 2014
Tech knitting – How to read patterns
Reading a pattern is not difficult, as long as you know how to. Join Maya and learn how to decipher the coded knitting language. We will analyse the written and charted patterns to understand how they are formatted and read, and we will work through the most common abbreviations and chart symbols. This one and a half hour Tech Knitting workshop will provide you with the skills you need to be able to read any knitting pattern.
About May Linn 'Maya' Bang: Maya, a former documentary film maker, life long knitter and the owner of Knit with attitude. With time, knitting has gone from being a rewarding hobby to something she feels strongly and passionately about. 'To knit is a constructive, creative and concrete act that stimulates our consciousness and interest. For me knitting has become a tool for communication, my work now is quite similar to when making documentaries, hence the name – Knit with attitude.'
Teacher: May Linn Bang
Places available: 8
When: Saturday November 1st, 1pm - 2.30pm