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Classes for summer at Snowdonia Wool

 

Yes, summer is here in North Wales. The weather has topped the 27*C mark and the holidays are well under way.

 

Class summary - more details below the photo:

Classes for beginners to learn how to make a teddy or

 

scarves using a kit can be anytime - just ask in the shop.

 

 

 

Tuesday 28th June Felting easy bowls and jewellery the easy way using a twin tub – 10am to 4pm £45

Saturday 2nd July sequence knitting 10 til noon £15

Tuesday 5th July Double sided knitting (a different pattern on both sides) 10am – 4.00pm - £45

Tuesday 12th July Next steps double sided knitting ribs and cables

Tuesday 2nd August 10 til noon £45 double sided knitting:

 

The football scarves are finished for this year and they look really good.  Moira is a bit down because the Newcastle scarf is a bit too white and the team are being relegated.  The pattern for crocheted or knitted scarves or cowls is free in the shop for the first 50 people and then on the ravelry page as 'football score scarf'; it is a great way to record a successful year, or to plan for a better one next year.  I knitted a cowl and was surprised how it got me really following Liverpool FC's fortunes.  I've gone form a casual supporter to being quite knowledgeable about opponents and scores.

 

 

 

                                                                                    Knit this wrap over for a baby in Cashmere for £20.00 (free pattern with yarn).

                                                                                   The pattern is being worked up to bigger sizes and other yarns – more details later.

                                                                                         OR

                                                                                    Join a class -

 

 

                                                                                         Professional finishing for garter stitch 10am to 12 £15

 

Saturday 2nd July 10 til noon, £15

That skein or two of 1 ply or 2 ply or 3 ply that you optimistically bought to make a shawl; join them with another yarn and create your own pattern sequence.  You can even use up lots of short pieces of the same weight yarn.  Ends for socks yarn are a great source of a memory scarf or cushion.  It is so easy, quick and yet so cleverly different.

 

Tuesday 5th July and/or Tuesday 2nd August from 10 until 4, costing £45.

Double sided knitting is a great way to design your own pattern.  I've used it to make a Welsh tapestry and one of my customers is making a cable sweater which is going to be fabulous.  The last class made coasters for special people with their own logos.  Once you have learnt the basics you are away.  Learning the technique and how to design to your gauge takes a day and the class includes materials and lunch.

 

I have enjoyed knitting a wrap over cardigan for a baby using Rowan yarns finest yarn made of cashmere and alpaca. It is a wonderfully soft yarn perfect for scarves and baby garments.  Garter stitch offers an easy knit, but can be difficult to assemble.  It is a free pattern with yarn, but you might also want to learn how to finish this garment with a flawless join, buttonholes and pick up stitches with ease.  Classes can be arranged during July.  Do contact the shop on 01745 823835 Weds to Sat. 

 

Make your own buttons using threads and materials from your project using different techniques from the traditional Dorset button to modern decorated buttons and beautifully crafted buttons for baby garments which use no plastic or wire.  It takes a day to learn all the methods, but you will go away with the makings of a display or the start of a button set.  Starting at 10 until 4, costing £45 to include all materials and lunch.  

 

More Classes

If you want something super quick, then there is nothing quicker than an arm knitted scarf or infinity cowl using 1 ball of yarn. 

Free arm knitting class anytime with each £7.50 ball of yarn.

 

Join these classes in the shop or by phone 01745 823835 or by email: glenys@snowdoniawool.co.uk. 

 

p. s.  In the window is my growing stash of stuffed hexagons made from 4 ply yarns.  I am aiming to make a baby quilt and I have to say that they are addictive.  I think I can make a quilt with 3 balls of yarn.

 

Anytime for learning how to make scarves by arm knitting free with yarn (£7.50)

 

Beginner's class teddy - ask for details as these classes are

designed around groups or people's requirements.

 

Classes are for a maximum of 5 people and include 10% off sales on the day.   Full days include a buffet lunch and all classes include refreshments.

 

 

Snowdonia Wool classes

See terms and conditions below.

All classes and workshops are being held in the craft room in the shop.  All classes include tea/coffee and biscuits and day classes include a buffet lunch with sandwiches, fruit and cakes, sourced from the Butty Box and Cumberland House shops in town.  Refunds for courses are available up to 7 days before the course.   Due to the layout and situation of the shop the day is not suitable for animals, children and babies unless children are taking part in an adult and child class. See detailed terms and conditions for each course when you sign up for the course.

 

Tutors

Glenys Owen-Jones

Glenys is the owner of Snowdonia Wool shop and has 35 years’ experience teaching various subjects such as: Geography, Geology, Bio-geography and Craft.  Her last job was at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.  During her career she has run many successful knitting clubs and taught children and adults to knit.

 

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