Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Knitting in Italy

Fancy a really self indulgent mini break in the delightful surroundings of the Italian Countryside?
Why not join me and designer Sarah Hatton on this 5 day long workshop in the idyllic setting of Masseria della Zingara in Puglia Italy. The workshop aims to introduce participants to the key principles of knitwear design whilst also sharing some trade secrets and professional tips and techniques along the way.

Participants will be shown how to work from a visual design source to devise a basic knitwear design. They will also be shown how to add design features such as pockets, necklines and embellishments to enhance the design. Tips on colour work, beading, textural knitting and professional finishing will also be encompassed within the workshop programme.

Workshops will be relaxed and informal and participants will be given the opportunity to explore and enjoy the surrounding area. There will be informal knit and chat sessions in the evening which participants can dip in and out of at their will.

For more information visit the Twisted Thread web site: