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Pick Up Your Needles in Tinahely

It’s time for another one day workshop in Tinahely. A day to indulge your passion, learn something new and not least, have a blast with fibre and like minded people!

Learn to Knit, Crochet, Felt
or Spin your own yarn
or refresh your skill

1 Day Workshop @ €55
Sunday February 21st
10am—5pm

All materials included. Full payment taken upon booking.
Venue: The Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely, Co Wicklow
Booking: www.theyarnroom.com

Tuition will be given in:

Knitting: Beginners will learn the basics of knitting and start a project. Improvers will learn to design a unique hat, work on finishing techniques or learn cable and lace stitches. You can also bring along any knitting project that you would like assistance with.
Tutor: Stephanie Kennedy
Crochet: Beginners will learn the basics of crochet and start a project to work on at home. Improvers will learn classical Tunisian crochet and start a bag or a hat in this exiting technique.
Tutor: Irene Lundgaard
Wet felting: Felt your own fingerless mittens! In the AM experiment with different colour combinations of fibre and in the PM design and make a gorgeous pair of warm fingerless mittens. Suitable for both beginners and improver felters.
Tutor: Nicola Brown
Pick up your needles – but drop the spindle first: Make smooth and lumpy-bumpy yarn from commercial and raw fibers using the drop spindle; preparing raw fleece for spinning or dying and spinning wheel demonstration. No experience necessary but you are welcome to bring spindles, wheels or fibers you already have.
Tutor: Catherine Cronin

The price for tuition and materials is €55.
Lunch is available in the village. Tea and coffee will be provided throughout the day.

Bookings at www.theyarnroom.com. Please specify the craft that you are interested in on booking.

Payment in full will be required upon booking.
We need a minimum of 15 participants.

Come along and enjoy the warmth of woolly fibres!

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Crochet

Swirly-Whirly Winter Hat

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Swirly-Whirly Winter Hat © 2009 Irene Lundgaard

I have been working with the Tunisian hook a bit this week as I thought I would present the Pick Up Your Needles crocheters with another design option. My hook cannot get away from the Hyperbolic shapes so it produced this Swirly Whirly Winter Hat. Great fun, and the pattern is almost written up too!

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Pick Up Your Needles On Nov 14th

pickupyourneedleslogoWe are running another one of the successful ‘Pick Up Your Needles’ workshops on Saturday February 14th at the Courthouse Arts Centre Tinahely, Co Wicklow and we have just done a headcount and as it turns out we have sold out on the knitting, spinning and crochet shelves but there are still spaces available for Embroidery and Felting. If you are interested in learning a new skill combined with a nice day out in the company of great people you can book your place right here!

I am really looking forward to the day myself, there is always a great buzz about the place and there is just nothing like sharing the love of fibres with likeminded people! Yay!

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Tunisian crochet Yarn Classes

Pick Up Your Needles at Rathwood

The weekend is nearing with speed and all the classes for the next Pick Up Your Needles are filling up just nicely although there are still free spaces available in both spinning, felting, knitting and crochet. Are you going to join us for a day of fibre and rocking of wool?

You can book your place right here!

While you go booking your space I will sew away some ends and work out a couple of other sizes of the Dane’s Tunisian Vest that I am working in the Létt-lopi yarn… Oh, the exitement of the coulurs alone!

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Pick Up Your Needles at Rathwood

We now take bookings for our popular one day workshop on October 4th at the attractive venue of Rathwood.

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Learn to Knit, Crochet, Felt or Spin your own yarn
or refresh your skill

1 Day Workshop @ €55
Sunday October 4th
11am—5pm
All materials included.
Full payment taken upon booking.
Venue: Rathwood, Rath, Tullow, Co Carlow
Booking: www.theyarnroom.com

Tuition will be given in:

Knitting: Learn to knit and improve your skills. Beginners will learn the basics of knitting and start a project to work on at home. Improvers will learn to design a project, work on finishing techniques or learn cable and lace stitches. You can also bring along any knitting project that you would like assistance with.
Tutor: Stephanie Kennedy

Crochet: Learn to crochet or improve your skills. Beginners will learn the basics of crochet and start a project to work on at home. Learn simple chain stitch, double/treble crochet, increase, decrease and crochet embellishment. The class is aimed at beginners and those who are refreshing their skills.
Tutor: Irene Lundgaard

Wet Felting: This course is ideal for people wishing to learn the basics of wet felting. A variety of materials will be provided and participants will complete a project such flat felting or making a simple bowl. This is ideal for learning the basics of wet felting and improving skills. Please bring a large towel too and a small bamboo blind or a sushi mat if you have one!
Tutor: Nicola Brown

Spin Your Own Yarn: Spinning on the spindle for beginners. A couple of places for intermediate spinning-wheel spinners available, to practice various types of yarn making. Participants will be given the opportunity to create their own unique yarn which they can knit or crochet. All welcome to bring their own spindles and or wheels.
Tutor: Catherine Cronin

The price for tuition and materials is €55. Lunch is available in the Restaurant at Rathwood.

Bookings at www.theyarnroom.com. Please specify the craft that you are interested in on booking.

Payment in full will be required upon booking.
We need a minimum of 15 participants.

Come along and enjoy the warmth of woolly fibres!

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Yarn Classes

The Parallel Universe

I often wonder how I will square my craving for working with yarn with the parallel universe that is called work. These days I am delighted to do the latter but that unfinished Toilet Roll Holder is playing on my mind and I never thought I would say such a thing…

Today another couple of people signed up for the evening classes in Tinahely and the Rathwood morning class is filling slowly as well as Pick Up Your Needles at Rathwood in October and I am delighted. The yarn revival that is brewing underneath everyone is just delightful! The universe does move in mysterious ways and soon it will move my hands back onto the hooks!