Alison Crowther-Smith

Archive for May, 2016

New Workshop Dates for 2016

Friday, May 20th, 2016

I have added three new dates for 2016.  There is a repeat of Christmas Gift Knitting on 3 September and there is one place left at the moment.  Here are the details.

And I have added a new date for knitting this beauty on 5 November, details here:

Smoke and Mirrors by Annabelle

(c) Annabel.  Isn’t it lovely?  I adore her colour way, quite a long way from my comfort zone and a lesson to ME:  live life in the colour-lane and embrace the ginger.  I ought to know, I AM ginger (underneath this cool lavender-blonde exterior that is, the freckles tend to give it away and the pale-russet eyebrows). I am totally going to pinch her colour-way for everything in future.  It is my felted bag, Smoke and Mirrors.  There are three spaces at the moment.

I also added a new event – new Moebiuses, on 5 November.  This is full but I am starting a waiting list and it will be repeated, so let me know if you want to come and I will ensure you get a place.  Details here.

That’s it for now, I will be adding the first batch of 2017 (!) dates in the autumn; otherwise, I will let you know of any cancellations – you can get prior notice of these by requesting to join my alert email list. Just contact me and let me know.  I email out to this list about 6 times a year, only about events, both new, repeats and last-minute cancellations.


Smoke and Mirrors Felted Bag

Monday, May 16th, 2016

I wanted to show you this, knitted by Annabel, who comes to my workshops sometimes.  This is her Smoke and Mirrors Felted Bag –  my new felted design. The colours Annabel chose – so very her, if you know her! – are stunning and when I saw what she had chosen I thought why the hell didn’t I think of that?  And then she sent me this image, and the shades are brightened and really vivid and I think I may have to knit one exactly the same.

Smoke and Mirrors by Annabelle

Thank you Annabel for sending me this image.  It is a perfect example of how this design works – plump, sturdy felted landscapes packed with texture and delicious colour.

If you think you might like to knit this design, I am re-running the event this September and I will post the dates tomorrow I hope. If you are on my list for this event, I will be emailing you first – if you are not and want to come, please let me know.