Workshop Schedule Aberdeen Yarnfest 2019

Workshops at Aberdeen Yarnfest

Improve your crafting skills or learn a new one with our experienced tutors.  For further details and to book your place, CLICK HERE!

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Saturday 8th June 2019 - Meeting Point, Yarn Department John Lewis, Bon Accord Centre, Aberdeen (15 mins prior to workshop start time)

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Granny Square Heaven

The perfect way to brush up the basics or to stretch your crochet repertoire, including a variety of techniques to join the squares together.

Carol Meldrum

(Beatknit)

0930 - 1230

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Introduction to Brioche Knitting

Learn how to knit a brioche cowl, including reading a brioche pattern, working with 2 colours of yarn and working in the round.

Claire Bentley

(Cookston Crafts)

0945 - 1245

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Dorset Buttons 1 – The Crosswheel

Learn about the techniques and history of this heritage craft, and using hand dyed yarns, create the famous crosswheel design and explore other stitches to make your own design.

Tania Ashton-Jones

(TJ Frog)

1000 - 1300

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First Steps Forward into Fair Isle

Learn the basics of Fair Isle Knitting, including reading charts, knitting flat vs. knitting in the round and leave with the confidence to complete your first fair isle knit!

Wendy Jane Paterson

(WJP Knits)

1300 - 1600

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Crochet a Stained Glass Mandala

Build your crochet confidence by making this mandala inspired by stained glass windows.  Learn how to interpret crochet symbols and how to follow a chart.

Fiona Meade

(Fiona Meade Crochet)

1330 - 1630

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Freeform Crochet

Break the rules and go freeform with your crochet! Take your crochet on an adventure and develop your own fabric design.

Carol Meldrum

(Beatknit)

1400 - 1700

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Sunday 9 June 2019 - Meeting Point Reception DoubleTree by Hilton Aberdeen Treetops Hotel (15 mins prior to start time)

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Tutor

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Dorset Buttons 2 – Adding Beads 2 ways

This workshop is suitable for those already familiar with the basics of builds on all the techniques taught in Dorset Buttons 1 – The Crosswheel.  Learn how to incorporate beads to add a different dimension to these beautiful Dorset Buttons.

Tania Ashton-Jones

(TJ Frog)

0930 - 1230

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Frame Loom Weaving

Maximise textures and find your weaving rhythm to create a min wall hanging to take home! Ideal class for beginners.

Stéphanie Fradette

(Le Petit Moose)

0930 - 1300

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Mosaic Knitting

Be adventurous with colour and pattern exploring the word of mosaic knitting, a technique that looks like fair isle, but based on a simple 2 row stripe, with no floating or weaving involved!

Carol Meldrum

(Beatknit)

0930 - 1230

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Crochet Rope Basket

Create a beautiful chunky basket using natural cotton rope, perfect for storage and display.

Fiona Meade

(Fiona Meade Crochet)

0930 - 1230

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Introduction to Needle Felting – make a baby bunny

Jo will guide as you start your needle felting journey, including which tools to use and why, which wool is best for felting and how to achieve different shapes and effects.

Jo Lochhead

(The Crafty Kit Company)

1300 - 1400

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Best of Both Worlds

Mix things up and combine your knit and crochet skills in this multi-discipline workshop.

Carol Meldrum

(Beatknit)

1400 - 1700

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Punch Needle (Rug Hooking)

Learn how to use the needle punch tool to create texture with this easy and relaxing craft.  Choose from an existing pattern or create your own!

Stéphanie Fradette 

(Le Petit Moose)

1400 - 1700

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Peg Loom Weaving

Peg Loom weaving allows you to produce weaving at a very satisfying rate and can be used with a variety of materials.  In this class, you will make a gorgeous cushion cover from roving. 

Doreen Cowe

(Felting Mad)

1430 - 1630

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