Talks and Events

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Stephen West Meet and Greet

2 hours

Come witness the colorful world of Westknits and try on samples from Stephen’s most popular designs.  Stephen will give an inspiring presentation on how he works with yarns, textures, and shapes followed by a book signing of all Westknits Bestknits books.

Wear your Westknits! Don’t forget to bring your Westknits or other favourite knitted projects to show off and wear during the workshop.

Pics Copyright Darren Smith (@dsmithphotos)

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Supported Knitting with Ann Kingstone

Until the 20th Century most knitters worked with the assistance of a knitting sheath.  Ann will explain why this was and why knitting sheaths have fallen out of use. She will also describe how knitting sheath styles varied from one region to another and show us how they were used.
Ann’s collection of knitting sheaths will be on display, and there will be an opportunity for curious knitters to have hands-on experience of using a Yorkshire-style knitting sheath.


Yoga for Knitters with Sarah Barron

Focussing on the most common issues knitters and crocheters have after a busy day's crafting, Sarah will mostly be working on the upper body, showing you exercises to help banish stiff and tense shoulders, neck and arms, with and emphasis on breathing and some mindfulness meditation (with or without your knitting!).


Knitting at the Willow

Come join us for a knitting group with a the beautiful surroundings of the new renovated Willow, Charles Rennie Mackintosh's masterpiece of interior architecture.