Saturday, 23 August 2014

Sale time at Sharp Works!

We will be having an end of summer sale starting next Thursday 28th August until Saturday 6th September.  There will be up to 50% off a selection of yarns.

Saturday, 19 July 2014

More new yarns...

Two new yarns by Wendy arrived this week at Sharp Works:

Aspire, a wool/alpaca mix which knits on a 6.5mm needle & Ramsdale, a double knitting weight 100% British wool yarn.
We have a range of pattern designs available for both yarns.

New Rowan Collection

The latest magazine from Rowan (magazine 56) arrived this week, as well as some of their autumn/winter 2014 yarns.  The new yarns include:

Rowan Finest, a cashmere/alpaca mix 4ply
Fazed Tweed, a wool/alpaca mix yarn which knits on a 6mm needle
Brushed Fleece also knits on a 6mm needle, and is a mix of merino wool and baby alpaca. 
Chenille is 100% cotton yarn which should be knitted on 3.75mm needles. 
Big Wool Colour is a wool/polyamide superchunky yarn.
Fur is a textured wool yarn in neutral tones which should be knitted on 7mm needles.

More Rowan books will be arriving over the next few weeks.



Thursday, 19 June 2014

Crochet Flower Workshop

We have a couple of spaces left on our new Crochet Flower Workshop which takes place on Saturday 12th July from 2-3.30pm.  
Join us for this class where you will learn various techniques to make crocheted flowers.  All materials will be provided.  This is an intermediate level class, the crochet skills required are chain, double and treble crochet.
To book a place on the class please email mail@sharpworks.co.uk, call us on 020 7738 7668 or come into the shop.  The class costs £20.

Class Schedule August-October

We're now taking bookings for our latest classes, details as follows:


Knitting in the Round using Double Pointed Needles

This class is an introduction to knitting in the round using double pointed needles (DPNs)
All materials will be provided
This is an intermediate level class.
Knitting skills required: knit, purl & rib
Thursday 14th August
6.30-8pm

£20



Colour Techniques


This workshop will cover various colour knitting techniques including intarsia, slip stitch & double knitting.  Please note this class does not cover Fair Isle knitting.

Samples will be provided to practice on.
This is an intermediate level class.
Knitting skills required: knit, 
purl & rib
Thursday 21st August
6.30-8pm

£15



Making up and Finishing Techniques  

This class covers a range of techniques for successfully completing your projects.  Samples will be available to practice on and you are welcome to bring your own unfinished projects to the class.
All levels welcome

Thursday 4th September
6.30-8pm
£12


How to Knit Socks

This is a two week class which will introduce you to the techniques needed to knit socks using double pointed needles.
Materials will be provided at the first lesson.
This is an intermediate level class.
Knitting skills required: knit, purl & rib
Wednesdays 10th & 17th September
6.30-8pm
£30



Fair Isle

In this class you will learn the techniques required for traditional, Fair Isle style stranded colourwork.
Samples will be provided to practice on.
This is an intermediate level class.
Knitting skills required: knit & purl
Thursday 11th September
6.30-8pm
£15

 
Beginners Crochet

This is a two week class for complete beginners
All materials are provided at the first lesson
Thursdays 25th September & 2nd October
6.30-8pm 

£30

Knitting in the Round using circular needles

This class is an introduction to knitting with circular needles.
All materials will be provided.
This is an intermediate level class.
Knitting skills required: knit, purl & rib
Wednesday 8th October
6.30-8pm
£20



Beginners Knitting Lessons
This is a two week course for complete beginners
All materials are provided at the first lesson
Thursdays 9th & 16th October
6.30-8pm 
£30

Crochet Squares Workshop

Learn how to make crocheted squares in this workshop.  You will learn all the steps required to make a granny/afghan square.
Materials will be provided.
This is an intermediate level class
Crochet skills required: chain, double & treble crochet
Thursday 23rd October
6.30-8pm
£20

Booking is required for all classes.  To book, please email mail@sharpworks.co.uk or call us on 020 7738 7668.  You can also book by coming into the shop.
Payment is required to secure any booking.    
All classes will be repeated later in the year.
Please feel free to contact us if you have a question about any of our classes.


Saturday, 14 June 2014

Rowan Pure Wool Worsted

New colours of the Rowan Pure Wool Worsted arrived this week.  We've knitted up some of the squares from the Rowan Mystery Afghan blanket project.  The pattern is available from the Rowan website http://www.knitrowan.com