For those attending the In the Loop 3 knitting conference this coming week, there are two workshops available to attend too. I believe that places are still available, so if you fancy attending, I’d get on the phone!

PS Do give me a shout if you’ll be at the conference this week and want to meet up for a cup of tea – I’m going to be there on all three days.


In the loop 3 presents two practical knitting workshops led by specially invited textile designers. To be held at the Winchester Discovery Centre as part of a knitting week that includes In the loop 3: the voices of knitting.

Painting with wool – Wilma Malcolmson
Tuesday 6 September 2012 at the Winchester Discovery Centre

This creative workshop will focus on the use of colour and Fair-isle pattern in knitting. It will be led by Wilma Malcolmson the creative force behind her own knitwear business “Shetland Designer” since the1980s. Wilma was brought up on a croft near Skeld on Shetland and was taught to knit as a child by her mother. Colour has been her lifelong interest and is integral to her knitwear. She will share with you her expertise and approach with reference to her northern environment of clear light, muted hues and accent colour.

Wilma has prepared some colour Fair-isle swatches specifically for use in this workshop. You will learn to prepare your own swatches to test colour and pattern for your future projects. You may also choose to knit an i-phone cover using colour and pattern during the workshop.

Yarn and needles provided please bring graph paper and pencil.

Retro-rainbow crochet – Deryn Relph
Saturday 8 September 2012 at the Winchester Discovery Centre

This creative workshop will focus on developing shapes and colours to produce funky decorative motifs in crochet. It will be led by Deryn Relph a contemporary textile designer who also learnt to knit and make at an early age. Her textiles for interiors won her “Best in Show” at the Knitting & Stitching Show 2010 awarded by the UK Hand Knitting Association. Deryn has developed a unique approach to her work with an emphasis on exploring shapes and new colour ways for textiles in the home and is sometimes influenced by historical and vintage textiles.

For the workshop Deryn will share her expertise in helping you develop your own individual approach to working with colour and shape through crochet for your future projects.

Yarn and crochet hooks provided.


Both workshops are suitable for those with intermediate skills but NOT for beginners.
Fee £40

To book a place please contact the Box Office + 44 (0)1962 873603 or go via their website at to “What’s on”

Lunch is not provided but there is a café in the WDC and other cafes close by.

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  • 3rd September 2012 at 10:30

    Oooo, I was at loop2, two years ago, I’d love to be at loop3, but it’s just too far right now from new Zealand. Have fun, and push for a loop4, I might get to that one


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