Kate Atherley Fearless Finishing Workshop - 10th March



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Saturday 10th March 10am to 12:30pm at Purlescence HQ, Newbury

Kate Atherley, Designer, tech editor, tutor and expert knitter is bring her expertise to Purlescence for three of her workshops.

Fearless Finishing

Many knitters avoid a lot of garment patterns because of the finishing work required and even the most experienced knitters often have holes in their finishing knowledge, or simply lack confidence about them.

This hands-on workshop teaches practical, useful and sensible finishing skills. Along the way, Kate will dispel a lot of common myths, break down some common sources of confusion, and show short-cuts that make the finishing task easier and improve the finished project.

  • Kate will cover three key seaming methods - reviewing how to do them and where to use them, including how to set in a sleeve.
  • She will help knitters practice two key skills that cause problems: grafting (Kitchener stitch) and picking up stitches, including how and where to pick them up, how to handle large numbers of picked up stitches, and what to do if you can't match the number the pattern calls for.
  • She will discuss blocking, weaving in ends and how the proper cast-ons and cast-offs can make your finishing work easier - and improve the finished result.

This is guaranteed to be a great morning in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

About Kate

Kate Atherley is an expert teacher, with more than 12 years’ experience teaching at local yarn shops, guild gatherings, retreats and large-scale events. All classes include high-quality handouts. Technique classes are a lively mix of discussion, demonstration and hands on practice, with individual attention and guidance provided.

And That's Not All!

Kate is teaching two more workshops on the same weekend. Why not book on all three and make a weekend of it.

Workshops at Purlescence

Workshops at Purlescence are held in the spacious and beautifully lit Yarn Room at our Leckhampstead HQ on the Berkshire Downs near Newbury. There is good access from the M4 and A34 and plenty of free parking just a few steps from our door. Should you wish to come by train, we run a free collection service from Kintbury Station.

The price of your workshop includes all refreshments and if you have booked both workshops on Saturday, there will be a finger buffet at a suitable break during the day.