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February 2011 Newsletter - Rowan

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Hooker Yarn & Tinker

Regular columnist Jane Crowfoot investigates

New Season Preview

Spring Summer 2011

A to Z of Fibres

B is for Bluefaced Leicester

German workshops

Workshops 2011

Rowan Loves

NordicKnits and Rowan Studio Knits

Rowan Studio 22

Laucning January 2011

Soul Blossoms

A new fabric collection from Amy Butler

Rowan Members Gallery

We hear from our members

Embroiderers’ Guild

Graduate showcase 2010

Regulars

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Exclusive Rowan Knitting Pattern

Pine Socks by Erica Knight

Rowan Publications

A list of the current collections

Workshop Dates

Workshop details and dates

Rowan Workshops

Rowan weekend workshops 2010

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Dear Members,

We would like to take this opportunity to wish all our

members a very Happy New Year!

Here at Rowan we are very excited about the launch of

our Spring Summer collection. The two new yarns for

the season - Panama, a cotton and linen blend, and

Savannah, a cotton and silk blend, are brought to life in

stunning dedicated brochures featuring up to the minute

designs for women. Also part of the summer offering are

a further four more brochures; Summer Baby, Cotton

Classics, Purelife Classics and the latest collection from

Amy Butler, River Camp Knits. (Read all about them on

Pg10)

November was a busy month for the team as we joined

the Coats stand at the Knitting & Stitching Show in

Harrogate, North Yorkshire (See the pictures on Pg26)

It was also the month we welcomed home the Rowan

30 th Anniversary exhibition, we can hardly believe this

has been touring the world for over two years! 2011 will

also see another milestone birthday, as Rowan celebrates

its 50 th issue! There will be lots of surprises planned for

this issue so watch this space!

Cover: Headland by Martin Storey

Rowan International Secretary:

UK, Europe & ROW: Claire Armitage

North America: Jessica Lacasse

UK, Europe & Rest of the World

Rowan Yarns

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Westminster Fibers

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All that is left to say is that we hope you enjoy your

Magazine 49 and we look forward to hearing what you

will be knitting first! So keep in touch by the many means

of communication - be it email, Facebook, Twitter, the

forum or good old fashioned snail mail!

Happy Knitting!

The Rowan Team

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HookYarn&Tinker

Jane Crowfoot is one of

the UK's leading knitting

experts, who works as a

mobile Design Consultant

for Rowan, teaching

workshops and lectures

throughout the UK. She is

also an author and her

books include ‘Finishing

Techniques for Hand Knitters’ and ‘Two

Stitch Knits’.

Rowan’s team of Design Consultants was set up in

1995 when Kate Buller recognised the need for a

team of expert knitters to work within stores to help

demonstrate and teach, and of course ultimately

sell, all the wonderful yarns that Rowan had to

offer. Kate realised that a premium brand such as

Rowan needed to have an in store ‘face’ and point

of contact for the many knitters who would find

themselves in need of expert help. Kate’s team of

consultants grew quickly over the course of a few

years as knitting became more popular, and it was

around this time that the media began to talk of the

knitting revival.

So here we are, 15 years later, a few more wrinkles

and grey hairs along our paths of life, still hearing

through different sources that knitting is the new

yoga and bang on trend, that it is still big news and

a great lifestyle choice. Every few months the

Sunday newspaper supplements will run an article

on this ‘new’ trend and suggest that soon ‘everyone’

will be busy knitting! Statistics support the growth

of interest in the field, indeed a survey in 2005

found that over 6% of the female population of the

UK and 36% of the female population in the US

frequently knitted or crocheted, whilst a more

recent survey has shown that the percentage of

women under the age of 45 who know how to knit

and crochet has doubled in the past six years. I

don’t know about you – but this hard statistical

proof goes a long way to making me feel a little less

of an abnormality amongst my peers and; whilst I

don’t imagine that one day I will hop on the bus

and discover every single person getting busy with

a pair of knitting needles in their hands; I do accept

that chancing upon a person sitting knitting in

public or discovering that someone I know is a

knitter is far more common place than it once was.

At times of economic down turn it is common to

see an upsurge in people looking to the craft market

for ways of filling their spare time and learning new

hobbies. We have all seen a massive trend towards

the whole ethos of the ‘make do and mend’ era,

with traditional crafts making a speedy come back

and the vogue for all things vintage being

abundantly reflected in current interior design,

fashion and lifestyle choices. Sewing has been one

of the success stories in this new trend, with many

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people either learning to sew or coming back to the

craft after many years away. More recently it is the

craft of crochet that appears to be at the forefront

of this increased interest in crafts as a whole.

Indeed, in a recent poll conducted by Channel 4

for the TV programme ‘Kirstie’s Homemade

Home’, crochet was the most requested craft that

people wanted to learn more about.

Rowan first introduced crochet into their main

magazine in 2004 when Magazine 35 featured a

crochet shrug on the front cover and included other

crochet projects within it. All subsequent magazines

have featured designs that include crochet, but it

wasn’t until 2009 that Rowan chose to publish

‘Summer Crochet’, a pattern book which is

dedicated solely to the craft.

Although I learnt the basic crochet stitches whilst

at Art School in my late teens/early 20s and was

shown the basic methods by my Great

Grandmother when I was a small child of perhaps

just 8 or 9 years old, it was only relatively recently

that I really got to grips with the craft. As Rowan

increased the amount of pattern support for the

craft, I found the desire to improve my skills also

increased. In order to remind myself of the craft, I

attended a ‘Learn to Crochet’ workshop run by a

fellow DC and soon found myself completely

hooked - even though my first attempts at pattern

reading were a complete sham with me producing

a misshapen hexagonal piece rather than a

traditional Granny Square! Over the past 4 years I

have practiced hard and learnt loads of techniques

-crochet has become my passion and I rarely go

anywhere without a ball of yarn and a hook

crammed into my handbag or pocket! It is

brilliantly portable and easy to manage and

requires very little in the way of equipment. It is

also incredibly speedy and even though it uses

relatively more yarn per stitch than it’s knitting

counter part, it is still a relatively cheap hobby with

many projects using up left over bits and bobs or

requiring just a few balls of yarn to complete.

It is difficult to establish quite where the craft of

crochet originates and for how long it has been

around. Unlike the craft of knitting there, has yet

Mykonos - Summer Crochet

Sicily - Summer Crochet

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to be a discovery of crocheted relics from a bygone

age, with the oldest pieces of crochet appearing to

date back only as far as the late 17 th Century,

although there is speculation that the craft was

practiced by nuns as far back as the 15 th Century.

This lack of hard evidence means that we can only

be sure of the existence of the craft in relatively

recent terms.

It is believed that the craft evolved from an ancient

method of embroidery called ‘Tambouring’, which

was practised in China, India, Persia, North Africa

and Turkey. Tambour was a form of embroidery

which was worked onto a background fabric

stretched on a wooden frame. Stitches were made

using a small crochet-type hook which was pushed

through the fabric to catch the yarn which was held

to the back and make chain stitches. Tambour

hooks were as fine as sewing needles and the thread

used was compatibly delicate. It is believed that

embroiderers realised that the background fabric

was not imperative to hold the stitches in place and

that the chain formation of the stitches would

remain in position without it. Historians refer to this

Isla - Summer Baby

theory and consequent practice as ‘tambour in aria’

or ‘tambour in the air’.

At the end of the 18 th Century there are references

to ‘crochet in the air’ which seems to have been

predominantly popular in France. Indeed, the

word ‘crochet’ comes from the middle French word

‘croche’ which means ‘hook’. Fashions of the time

included lots of hand made lace; this was costly and

time consuming to make and could only be

afforded by the rich. The poorer members of the

population tried to duplicate the fine lace fabrics

using crochet techniques, and for a while crochet

was stigmatised as ‘poor mans lace’ and seems to

have been practised by only a small number of

crafts people. However, the reputation of crochet

was given a reprieve in the later part of the 1800s

when Queen Victoria enhanced the popularity of

the craft by crocheting and wearing her own pieces.

Indeed in the Victorian era crochet lace was used

not only to adorn clothes, but also to decorate

household items and accessories too. Hooks used

were very fine as were the threads.

From the early part of the 20 th Century crochet

became a leisure craft for women to practise in their

spare time, and by the 1940s, and certainly during

the second World War, crochet seems to have taken

a bit of a back seat, perhaps this was because yarn

was on ration and as crochet uses up substantially

more yarn than knitting the latter was the logical

choice. However, after the war, crafts such as

knitting, crochet and embroidery saw an upsurge

once again and by the late 1960s and 1970s crochet

had become a popular craft once more. Designers

began to push the boundaries of the craft and

sourced unusual ‘yarns’ such as string and wire to

create their designs. It also became fashionable to

make quirky fun items such as place mats, blankets

and bags and, of course, who could forget those

crochet toilet roll covers? Crafts as a whole took a

bit of a nose dive in the later part of the 20 th

Century, but thankfully (as I have already pointed

out) we have seen a steady return in popularity of

both knitting and crochet in the early part of the

new millennium.

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Rowan designer Erika Knight has always been a

crochet champion and is responsible for some of

the nicest crochet titles around. Back in 2003 Erika

published ‘Simple Crochet’, which was followed by

‘Essential Crochet’ in 2005. Erika is a crochet

ambassador and has at least 6 crochet titles to her

name, recently re-inventing the Harmony stitch

guides to make them appeal to modern day

crocheters. Marie Wallin is also a lover of crochet

– in fact I think given the choice between knit and

crochet she would choose crochet as her favourite

craft. Marie has included her lovely crochet designs

in every Rowan magazine since she joined the team

back in 2005 and enjoys putting different colours

and stitch formations together .

Even though I am a relative newbie to the craft of

crochet, I have been lucky enough to author my

own crochet title in the shape of The Ultimate

Crochet Bible which was recently published by

Collins and Brown. Working on this title was a

massive undertaking for me, and the decision to

take on the book was not one that I took lightly. As

a relative new comer to the craft, I was concerned

that my depth of knowledge may not be adequate

to ensure that I was au fait with all that was needed

to complete such a massive project. After a few

weeks deliberation and research I was convinced

that I really wanted to write the book and that my

passion for the craft was enough to overcome the

hurdles of working on such a mammoth title.

Once mastered, crochet is quick and portable,

equipment is minimal and inexpensive and there

are really only a few basic hook movements to

master. Today’s crocheters are a new breed of

crafter compared to those of a bygone age. They

do not crochet to pass away their time, to make a

living or as a money saving exercise as in the day

of ‘make do and mend’, but rather they see crochet

as a lifestyle choice not merely a hobby, and are

prepared to spend many hours (and plenty of

money) on their projects. They are looking to

expand their knowledge of the craft and use it not

only as a hobby, but also as a therapeutic medium.

Indeed, it has been proven that crochet not only

helps you relax, but can induce a state similar to

meditation and can even lower blood pressure and

feelings of anxiety.

At a time when financial pressures are high on us

all and we all have little choice but to work full or

part time, it appears that the concept of domesticity

appears to be making a come back, with many

people deciding to spend more of their leisure time

at home carrying out domestic based hobbies such

as baking, card making, knitting and of course

crocheting. At a time when anything ‘vintage’ is the

epitome of fashion, both for the clothing and

interior trades, it is no surprise that this wonderful

craft has once again come to the forefront of

popularity.

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Rowan Spring

Summer 2011

Introducing two new yarns for the season,

supported with two dedicated pattern

brochures.

Savannah

Savannah is a beautiful new matt cotton linen

yarn, textured in appearance and with a

summery dry handle. Complementing this

perfectly is a fabulous collection of 12 ladies

designs by Marie Wallin. Featuring easy to knit

textures, open work stitches and simple crochet

in the form of lovely summer wear, the

collection showcases the 8 shades of the new

yarn perfectly. Photographed on a beach setting,

summer tops, beach cover ups and draping

cardigans are coloured beautifully in shades

ranging from sandy neutrals, understated mid

tones and dusty blue greys.

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Panama

Open work stitching, fine crochet and stripes all

feature heavily in this contemporary collection

of easy to wear summer essentials. The

collection also plays host to the beautiful new

Panama yarn, a fine cotton, linen and viscose

blend yarn with a lovely drape and subtle sheen,

available in 12 jewel-like shades.

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Purelife Classics

As part of the larger trend of moving towards a

more ethical way of living, Rowan introduces it’s

latest ladies collection using the Purelife yarns,

this time designed by Martin Storey.

Beautiful, intricately textured knits take the form

of shrugs, cardigans and jackets, perfect for

balmy summer evenings in the garden.

The collection of 12 designs also introduces four

new shades to the natural palette of Revive:

Flint blue, Loam pink, Firestone red and Grit

green.

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Cotton Classics

The second of Martin Storey’s brochures for

spring, this collection is inspired by the strong

nautical trend we are experiencing for Spring

2011, Cotton Classics is a collection of 16

coastal chic designs for men and women.

Worked in Handknit Cotton and All Seasons

Cotton, designs range from cabled sweaters and

shrugs to textured casual jackets. Featured

colours include beautiful compliments of Sea

foam green, Storm blue, Strawberry red, Ochre,

Violet and Cassis.

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Summer Baby

Following up on the success of Winter Kids,

Summer Baby is a pretty collection of 16 designs

plus toys for babies and children. Perfectly fun

and colourful, designs range from pretty floral

dresses and cardigans to stars, stripes and animal

designs for the boys, all worked in the favourite

cotton yarns of the Rowan range.

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River Camp Knits

The brand new collection from Amy Butler for

Rowan is inspired by woodland patterns and

reflections of light. Cover ups of natural

glamour, fern – like and layered with modern

pattern, are paired with cosy blankets and

accessories to provide romantic comfort. River

Camp Knits uses Amy’s Belle Organic DK and

Aran, celebrating their second season with the

introduction of several new shades in distinct

‘Amy Colours’.

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The A to Z of Fibres

B is for BLUEFACED LEICESTER

The Bluefaced Leicester is a native British breed of

sheep and is part of the “Longwool” family of

breeds which grow long locks of curly fibre that

often look like ringlets on the sheep. Bluefaced

Leicester (or “BFL” for short) is the most luxurious

of UK sheep breeds, and is very close to the

ubiquitous Merino wool when measured for its

fineness.

The fineness of wool is measured in “microns”,

based on the diameter of a fibre. The smaller the

fibre diameter, the smaller micron count and finer

the fibre. If a fibre has a high micron count it will

be rougher. A study has suggested that wool with a

micron count of less than 21 can easily be worn

right next to the skin. Merino wool ranges from 17

to 22 microns, and Bluefaced Leicester has a range

of 24 to 28 microns.

As well as a good measure of fineness, BFL has an

excellent staple (fibre length) and a good small

‘crimp’ or curl. This makes it an incredibly versatile

wool you can use for just about anything, from socks

and garments to lace work. And as well as being

great to knit with, it dyes beautifully and felts

brilliantly. What more could you want?!

Bluefaced Leicester is also described as a

‘demilustre’ wool. This refers to how silky and shiny

a wool is, determined by the length and smoothness

of the scales that make up its fibre. A really silky

and shiny wool would have a high lustre, and a

more matt, pearl-like wool would have a low lustre.

BFL sits in the middle!

technique called ‘line breeding’ to obtain and then

‘fix’ the characteristics he wanted in a breed. These

methods were unheard of at the time but

revolutionised breeding methods practised by

farmers of the day. Bakewell selected individual

‘Border Leicester’ sheep for their ‘blue’ faces and

finer fleeces and developed these in to a separate

breed. The Bluefaced Leicester was also known at

the time as the Hexham Leicester due to its

concentration around the Hexham area in

Northumberland. They get their ‘blue faced’ name

because of the short white hairs which grow over

their dark skinned heads, giving their faces a silveryblue

appearance.

Unfortunately, like most fine-wool sheep, the BFL

is not a terribly hardy breed and struggles to survive

in its native northern hills. However, the breed is

heavily used by farmers around the UK to cross

with hill breeds like the Swaledale for meat

purposes and you’ll often see them in fields across

Britain: look for their distinctive coloured heads,

‘roman’ noses and thin, ringlet-like fleeces. The

breed was also imported in to Canada in the 1970’s

and can still be found there and in the United

States, as well as Australia and New Zealand.

The fleece is predominately white wool, but this

breed does carry a recessive black gene and natural

coloured lambs do appear- have a look at Rowan’s

Purelife British Sheep Breeds DK to see what

beautiful natural blends can be created!

Next issue: C is for Cotton

Find Bluefaced Leiecester in: Rowan Purelife

British Sheep Breeds DK, Chunky and new Bouclé.

The breed was developed by a man called Robert

Bakewell. Bakewell was born in 1726 and was the

third generation farmer on the family farm in

Dishley, Leicestershire. Bakewell developed a

For more information about baa ram ewe and its

yarns, go to www.baaramewe.co.uk.


ROWAN Weekend Workshops 2011 in

Germany

Claudia Schneider-Koglin, our german Rowan Design Consultant, runs an extensive workshop

programme throughout Germany. We are pleased to announce her programme of weekend and week

workshops for the New Year. Here is a little look at just a few of the workshops planned for 2011....

The following three week/weekend workshops “All you want” are a full

workshop package available with choices in lots of different techniques.

Rowan –Wollness –Weekend workshop at Chiemsee /Gstadt 17 th – 19 th

June

For further details please contact: Dr. Claudia Schneider-Koglin

(doc_csk@web.de) or Heike Redlinghaus (www.wolleundideen.de)

Rowan –Wollness –Weekend workshop at Stick-Atelier/Kuppingen 2 nd

+ 3 rd July

For further details please contact: Dr. Claudia Schneider-Koglin

(doc_csk@web.de) or Margarete Grandjot (www.stickatelier.de)

Rowan-Wollness – Week at Europe hiking hotel Chesa Monte at

Fiss/Austria 30 th – 3 rd November

For further details please contact: Dr. Claudia Schneider-Koglin

(doc_csk@web.de) or Hotel Chesa Monte (www.chesa-monte.at)

Other weekend workshops of Claudia’s:

29683 Bad Fallingbostel, Lana Materia Dagmar Ohlsen

Walsroderstr. 5, phone.: 05162/909320

www.lana-materia.de

12.02. + 13.02.2011 Fair Isle and Intarsia

08.10. + 09.10.2011 Lace, Fairse Isle, Domino knitting

80799 München-Schwabing, Strickeria, Brigitte Kreische

Nordendstr. 17,phone .: 089/88904532

www.strickeria-muenchen.de

27.08. + 28.08.2011 Big Surprise

24.09. + 25.09.2011 Start up for a big project

89073 Ulm, Heike Redlinghaus, Wolle + Ideen,

Pfauengasse 17, phone 0731-619491

www.wolleundideen.de

12.03. + 13.03.2011 Shawls in a special way

01.10. + 02.10.2011 Start up for a big project (fashion show 30 th September)

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RowanLoves…

A stunning collection from Martin Storey

for Rowan

Nordic Knits

This book by celebrated designer Martin Storey is a

collection of 25 stylish homeware projects and

accessories all inspired by Nordic textural stitch and

colour work. The 25 patterns range from simple to

challenging, and are worked in Rowan’s beautiful,

natural wool yarns including Felted Tweed, Wool

Cotton and Kidsilk Haze.

Designs range from cosy legwarmers to luxurious

shrugs and warm cushions, and are influenced by rich

colours, pattern and cabling.

“The Rowan yarns I have selected for the knits in this

book pay tribute to a heritage of natural yarns. The

soft, art-shaded colour palette makes it much easier to

recreate some of the traditional style textures and

colours.” Martin Storey

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Rowan Studio Knits –

16 designs by Sarah Hatton

A celebration of the outstandingly successful Rowan

Studio concept; a commitment to develop modern,

contemporary, fashion led designs for handknitters, this

collection brings together a selection of the most

symbolic and popular pieces ever to have appeared in

the Studio brochures.

Taken from various editions, designs include Malin, a

perfectly pretty lace stitch tunic knitted in Kidsilk Haze,

Fran, a warm, chunky winter cover up, and Lotte, an

edge to edge jacket knitted in Rowan Calmer. Also part

of the collection is Vali, an exquisite cashmere-wool

dress, and Harwood, a textured three quarter length

jacket in Felted Tweed Chunky.

A perfect addition to any knitter’s collection!

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float

sheer

trace

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issue twenty two

launches january 2011

INVENTIVE

Studio 22 is about pushing the

boundaries and being inventive with

knitwear. Studio 22 is all about

using simple techniques to

produce striking end results.

Rowan Big Wool, Kid Classic,

Kidsilk Haze and Felted Tweed

Aran are combined to create a

variety of dramatic effects. Tubular

and three dimensional knitting,

laddering and felting are a few of the

techniques used to create this

exciting collection.

This issue is for the adventurous

knitter!

drape

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New Collection from Amy Butler…

Launching January 2011

Soul Blossoms

I wanted to create a visual story to share my wonderful experiences while travelling to

India. It’s impossible to spend time in such a soulful place and not be inspired by the

culture, rich colors, amazing textiles, and ornate architecture. I was instantly consumed

by the heartbeat of everyday life and smitten with the beautiful way people expressed

themselves. This collection is my interpretation of an enchanted, modern passage through

the floral delights of India. Dreamy jewel toned prints in multi-hued flowers and designs

- uplifting and passionate - weave together my ethnic inspired story. My three color

collections; Passion, Joy and Bliss, work in a harmonious treasure box palette for endless

exotic combinations. I hope you are as delighted as I am, and that you find your own

inspirations to help your creative soul blossom!

Enjoy! XO Amy

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RowanMembersGallery

In the last newsletter you may remember we asked for pictures of you

with your stash bag to include in our next

newsletter. Well here you are…

About 3 weeks ago my grand-nephew (aged 6) sat on the bottom

stair in his home and asked me if he could ask me a question.

Slightly fearful of what his request might be, I cautiously said yes.

He asked, very politely, if I could make him a cushion, just like

mummy’s. This was the Stars and Stripes Cushion by Debbie

Abrahams. So, I collected together my stash of Rowan Handknit

DK cotton (encouraged by “Use Up Your Yarn Stash” workshop in

April 2007) and set to adapting Debbie’s design to incorporate

ADAM, my nephew’s name. Using intarsia method, learnt at the

Rowan workshop at John Lewis, London the cushion was soon

made!

Ann Frazer of Beckenham, Kent

Thanks for the latest newsletter and pattern book, they’re great!

Please find attached a photograph of me, my knitting and the stash

bag - the inveterate knitter aboard our yacht after a sail to Tollesbury,

Essex! Essential sailing kit, though my husband isn’t quite so sure!

Stephanie Mylroie

Last weekend it happened that my sweet cat Elvis moved from her

favourite place to her brand new house.

Just thought that you would appreciate her good clever choice.

All the best from Nese and Elvis

Want to see yourself on this page? Email us and you

might just appear!

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www.knitrowan.com

Go online and enjoy

access to our free pattern

area. Featuring designs

from the Rowan archive,

online exclusives and lots

of stash busting ideas!

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Embroiderers’ Guild –

Graduate Showcase 2010

The Knitting and Stitching Shows in Alexandra Palace, Dublin and Harrogate have been the venues for

the Graduate Showcase, endorsed by the Embroiderers’ Guild, where selected up and coming textile

artists can promote their design talent and inspiration to the thousands of consumers who visit the Knitting

& Stitching Shows, hosted by Creative Exhibitions [www.twistedthread.com].

Since its conception fifteen years ago, the Graduate Showcase has proven to be a major attraction within

the Knitting & Stitching Shows, with a deserved reputation for innovation and exciting design ideas and

concepts.

The Graduate Showcase comprises graduates from across the country who have been selected by the

Guild as the best up and coming graduates this year.

The aim is to provide a stepping stone for recent graduates… by helping them to develop a clearer notion

of the direction they may wish to follow.

The work of the Embroiderers’ Guild “scholars” is also featured as part of the Graduate Showcase.

This year’s talented scholars, who are selected by the Embroiderers’ Guild and receive bursaries from the

Guild, are Fiona Wilson [www.wix.com/fionawilson] and Emma Lundgren. The scholarships are awarded

annually to develop the art of embroidery and to undertake projects to further their own achievements

through working with the Embroiderers’ Guild.

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Based in Huddersfield, Fiona creates printed and embroidered panels and has a passion for mixing dye

and printing to create interesting materials as a base for stitch. Fiona has been experimenting with layering

techniques which are then embellished with hand and machine stitching.

Emma was born in Sweden and is a London based textile designer. Emma mixes bright colours with

many different techniques and textiles – with a combination of crochet, hand embroidery, digital stitch

and laser cutting. Emma is trying to explore new directions where function and decoration are one.

Fifteen graduates were selected by a panel of textile experts from the Embroiderers’ Guild and their work

is showcased at all the Knitting & Stitching Shows.

Coats Crafts has always been a strong supporter of both the Embroiderers’ Guild and the Knitting &

Stitching Shows, which presented an ideal opportunity at Alexandra Palace to meet and talk with these

young and talented scholars and graduates, who each received a selection of Coats’ hand and machine

embroidery threads as a token of support for their achievements.

Graduates & Scholars 2010

Scholar College Website

Emma Lundgren Royal College of Art www.emmalundgren.com

Fiona Wilson Manchester Metropolitan University www.fiona-wilson.blogspot.com

Graduate College Website

Trevor Smith

Birmingham City University

Tatevik Badalyan Birmingham City University www.wix.com/textilemilliner/

tatevik-badalyan

Lyn Snow

Bath Spa University

Gabrielle Forshaw Bath Spa University www.gabrielleforshaw.co.uk

Laura-Jane Sparks

University College Falmouth

Hannah Jones Bucks New University www.redshedtextiles2010.co.uk

Alisha Oakey Bucks New University www.redshedtextiles2010.co.uk

Catherine Haynes Bucks New University www.catherineannhaynes.com

Julia Bone ColchesterSchool of Art & Design www.artsthread.com/p/juliabone

Samantha Sayer Nottingham Trent University www.samsayerdesigns.co.uk

Karen Rogers

University of Wales Institute

Ella Chadzy

West Wales School of the Arts

Bethany Walker

De Montfort University

Anita Sturch

Julia Caprara School of Textile Arts

Brenda Parsons East Berkshire College web.me.com/brendaparsons/Site/

Welcome.html

February 2011 Newsletter

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Pine Socks

By Erika Knight

YARN

Rowan Felted Tweed

A Phantom 153 1 x 50gm

B Clay 177 1 x 50gm

C Ginger 154 1 x 50gm

D Rage 150 1 x 50gm

E Cinnamon 175 1 x 50gm

F Avocado 161 1 x 50gm

NEEDLES

1 pair 3 3 ⁄4 mm (no 10) (US 3) needles

1 pair 3 3 ⁄4 mm (no 9) (US 5) needles

TENSION

26 sts and 30 rows to 10 cm measured over

patterned st st using 3 3 ⁄4 mm (US 5) needles.

Chart note: Chart shows design for left sock. When

working this sock, work odd numbered K rows

reading chart from right to left, and even numbered

P rows reading chart from left to right. For right

sock, reverse design by work odd numbered K rows

reading chart from left to right, and even numbered

P rows reading chart from right to left.

LEFT SOCK

Using 3 3 ⁄4 mm (US 3) needles and yarn D cast on

47 sts.

Join in yarn A.

Row 1 (RS): Using yarn A, K1, *P1, K1, rep from

* to end.

Row 2: Using yarn D, P1, *K1, P1, rep from * to

end.

These 2 rows form rib.

Break off yarn D and cont in rib using yarn A only.

Work in rib for a further 16 rows, ending with RS

facing for next row.

Change to 3 3 ⁄4 mm (US 5) needles.

Using a combination of the fairisle and intarsia

techniques, now work in patt from chart, which is

worked entirely in st st beg with a K row (see chart

note), as folls:

Work 56 rows, ending with RS facing for next

row.**

Shape heel

Slip first one st of next row and last 24 sts of this

next row onto holders.

Rejoin yarn A to rem 22 sts with RS facing and

work on this set of 22 sts only for heel as folls:

Row 1 (RS): K22.

Row 2: P21, wrap next st (by slipping next st from

left needle to right needle, taking yarn to opposite

side of work between needles, then slipping same st

back onto left needle - when working back across

wrapped sts, work the wrapped st and the wrapping

loop tog as 1 st) and turn.

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Row 3: K20, wrap next st and turn.

Row 4: P19, wrap next st and turn.

Row 5: K18, wrap next st and turn.

Row 6: P17, wrap next st and turn.

Row 7: K16, wrap next st and turn.

Row 8: P15, wrap next st and turn.

Row 9: K14, wrap next st and turn.

Row 10: P13, wrap next st and turn.

Row 11: K12, wrap next st and turn.

Row 12: P11, wrap next st and turn.

Row 13: K10, wrap next st and turn.

Row 14: As row 12.

Row 15: As row 11.

Row 16: As row 10.

Row 17: As row 9.

Row 18: As row 8.

Row 19: As row 7.

Row 20: As row 6.

Row 21: As row 5.

Row 22: As row 4.

Row 23: As row 3.

Row 24: Purl to end.

Row 25: K22.

These 25 rows complete heel shaping.

Break off yarn A.

Shape foot

With RS facing, using 3 3 ⁄4 mm (US 5) needles and

yarn B, K st left on holder before heel sts, pick up

and K 1 st along row-end edge of heel, K22 heel sts,

pick up and K 1 st along other row-end edge of

heel, then K24 sts left on other holder. 49 sts.

Next row (WS): Using yarn F, P23, P2tog, P22,

P2tog tbl. 47 sts.

***Beg with chart row 59, cont in patt from chart

until chart row 102 has been completed, ending

with RS facing for next row.

Break off contrasts and cont using yarn A only.

Shape toe

Row 1 (RS): K1, sl 1, K1, psso, K18, K2tog, K1, sl

1, K1, psso, K18, K2tog, K1. 43 sts.

Row 2: Purl.

Row 3: K1, sl 1, K1, psso, K16, K2tog, K1, sl 1, K1,

psso, K16, K2tog, K1. 39 sts.

Row 4: Purl.

Row 5: K1, sl 1, K1, psso, K14, K2tog, K1, sl 1, K1,

psso, K14, K2tog, K1. 35 sts.

Row 6: Purl.

Row 7: K1, sl 1, K1, psso, K12, K2tog, K1, sl 1, K1,

psso, K12, K2tog, K1. 31 sts.

Row 8: Purl.

Row 9: K1, sl 1, K1, psso, K10, K2tog, K1, sl 1, K1,

psso, K10, K2tog, K1. 27 sts.

Row 10: P12, P2tog tbl and turn.

Fold toe so that RS of toe are facing - there should

be 13 sts on each needle. Using a 3rd needle, close

tow by casting- off both sets of sts tog, taking 1 st

from front needle with corresponding st from back

needle.

RIGHT SOCK

Work as for left sock to **, reversing position of

chart (see chart note).

Shape heel

Slip first 24 sts of next row and last one st of this

next row onto holders.

Rejoin yarn A to rem 22 sts with RS facing and

work heel rows 1 to 25 as given for left sock.

These 25 rows complete heel shaping.

Break off yarn A.

Shape foot

With RS facing, using 3 3 ⁄4 mm (US 5) needles and

yarn B, K24 sts left on holder before heel sts, pick

up and K 1 st along row-end edge of heel, K22 heel

sts, pick up and K 1 st along other row-end edge of

heel, then K st left on other holder. 49 sts.

Next row (WS): Using yarn F, P2tog, P22, P2tog

tbl, P1. 47 sts.

Complete as given for left sock from ***.

MAKING UP

Press.

Using photograph and chart as a guide, embroidery

lines of stem stitch using yarn F to form stems and

veins of leaves. Using yarn C, embroider french

knots onto centres of flowers.

Join inside leg and foot seam.

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60

50

key

A

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C

D

E

F

40

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20

10

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Workshopdates

2 nd Feb -

Freeform Crochet

with Erica Pask,

Tudor Rose

Patchwork,

Oakley, Tel:

01234 824983

2 nd Feb - Knitting

with Texture with

Margaret Rowan,

John Lewis

Bluewater,

Tel: 01322 624123

5 th Feb –

Freeform Crochet

with Erica Pask,

Tudor Rose

Patchwork,

Oakley, Tel:

01234 824983

5 th Feb – Next

Steps in Crochet

with Sarah

Hazell, John

Lewis, Trafford,

Tel:0161 4914040

6 th Feb – Fair Isle

in the Round with

Sarah Hazell,

Yarn

Barn, Shaw,

Tel: 01706 843538

7th Feb –

Professional

Finishing Part

One with Debbie

Abrahams, The

Little Wool Shop,

Southwell

Tel: 01636 814198

12 th Feb – Fair

Isle and Intarisa

with Emma King,

BaaRamEwe,

Leeds,

Tel: 0113 2781788

12 th Feb –

Washing Machine

Felting with

Heike Gittins,

John Lewis

Cribbs Causeway,

Tel: 0117 9591100

18 th Feb –

Knitting with

Texture with

Margaret Rowan,

Pandora Crafts,

Guildford,

Tel: 01483 572558

19 th Feb – Knitted

Jewellery with

Emma King,

Threads of Life,

Castle

Donington,

Tel: 01332 811597

19 th Feb – Socks

that Rock with

Freddie Patmore,

John Lewis,

Reading,

Tel: 0118 9575955

19 th Feb – Lace

Techniques with

Sara Thornett,

Poppy’s, York,

Tel: 01904 270927

19 th Feb –

Techniques for

the New Season

with Sarah

Hatton, John

Lewis Peter Jones,

Tel: 0207 7303434

19 th Feb – Time

for Tea with

Sarah Hazell,

John Lewis

Cribbs Causeway,

Tel: 0117 9591100

21 st Feb – Knit up

Your Stash with

Debbie

Abrahams, The

Little Wool Shop,

Southwell,

Tel: 01636 814198

22 nd Feb –

Knitting with

Texture with

Emma King, John

Lewis, Cardiff,

Tel: 02920 536000

25-27 th Feb –

Knitted and

Felted Home

Accessories with

Margaret Rowan,

Missenden Abbey,

Buckinghamshire

Tel: 01494 866811

26 th Feb – Fair

Isle and Intarsia

with Emma King,

John Lewis,

Newcastle,

Tel: 0191 2325000

26 th Feb – Make

do and Mend

with Sarah

Hazell, John

Lewis, Liverpool

Tel: 0151 709 7070

27 th Feb – Learn

to Crochet with

Erica Pask, Yarn,

Beeston,

Tel: 0115 9253606

26 th Feb – Learn

to Sew with Erica

Pask, Liberty,

Tel: 0207 7341234

5 th Mar – Learn

to Knit with

Freddie Patmore,

John Lewis,

Bluewater,

Tel: 01322 624123

5 th Mar – Learn

to Crochet with

Sarah Hazell,

Fibre and Clay,

Knutsford,

Tel: 01565 652035

5 th Mar –

Beginners

Patchwork with

Janet Goddard,

Liberty,

Tel: 0207 734 1234

7 th Mar –

Understanding

Lace with Sarah

Hatton, Create

Cafe, Ilkley,

Tel: 01943 817788

10 th Mar - Learn

to Crochet with

Sarah Hazell ,

Pandora Crafts,

Guildford,

Tel: 01483 572 558

12 th Mar – Learn

to Knit with

Nicole Wilson,

Liberty,

Tel: 0207 7341234

12-13 th Mar –

Crochet Club

Workshop with

Jane Crowfoot,

Rowan Yarns,

Tel: 01484 681881

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14 th Mar -

Exploring Colour

with Emma King,

The Little Wool

Shop, Southwell,

Tel: 01636 814198

15 th Mar – Design

Your Own Knit

with Sarah

Hatton, John

Lewis Watford,

Tel: 01923 244266

17 th Mar –

Professional

Finishing with

Erica Pask, John

Lewis

Cambridge,

Tel: 01223 361292

19 th Mar –

Beginners

Crochet with

Sarah Hazell,

John Lewis

Sheffield,

Tel: 0114 2768511

19 th Mar – Learn

to Sew (with focus

on pattern

reading) with

Jenny Stilwell,

Liberty,

Tel: 0207 7341234

12 th Mar – Learn

to Knit Socks

with Heike

Gittins,

BaaRamEwe,

Leeds,

Tel: 0113 2781788

21 st Mar –

Crocheted Tote

Bag with Sarah

Hazell, John

Lewis Oxford St,

Tel: 0207 6297711

25-26 th Mar –

TBC with Sarah

Hatton, The Glen

Gallery, Northern

Ireland,

Tel: 02825 880354

26 th Mar –

Professional

Finishing with

Emma King,

BaaRamEwe,

Leeds,

Tel: 0113 2781788

26 th Mar –

Professional

Finishing with

Margaret Rowan,

Pandora Crafts,

Guildford,

Tel: 01483 572558

26 th Mar – Learn

to Crochet with

Sarah Hazell,

John Lewis,

Cardiff,

Tel: 02920 536000

26 th Mar – Fair

Isle and Intarsia

with Margaret

Rowan, Liberty,

Tel: 0207 7341234

26 th Mar – Magic

of Moebius with

Heike Gittins,

Fibre and Clay,

Knutsford,

Tel: 01565 652035

27 th Mar – Next

Step Crochet with

Erica Pask, Yarn,

Beeston,

Tel: 0115 9253606

28 th Mar –

Professional

Finishing with

Erica Pask, Tudor

Rose Patchwork,

Oakley,

Tel: 01234 824983

2 nd Apr –

Customising

Children’s

Clothes with

Charlotte Liddle,

Liberty,

Tel: 0207 7341234

7 th Apr – Tunisian

Crochet with

Heike Gittins,

John Lewis

Cambridge,

Tel: 01223 361292

2 nd Apr – Style a

Knit to Suit You

with Erica Pask,

John Lewis,

Trafford,

Tel: 0161 4914040

9 th Apr – Summer

Bunting (Sewing)

with Erica Pask,

Liberty,

Tel: 0207 7341234

9 th Apr – Knitting

with Beads and

Sequins with

Emma King,

Threads of Life,

Castle

Donington,

Tel: 01332 811597

9 th Apr –

Crocheted Tote

Bag with Sarah

Hazell, Fibre and

Clay Knutsford,

Tel: 01565 652035

9 th Apr – Cables

and Lace with

Heike Gittins,

BaaRamEwe,

Leeds,

Tel: 0113 2781788

9-10 th Apr –

Creative

Workshop with In

House Design

Team, Rowan

Yarns,

Tel: 01484 681881

10 th Apr – Learn

to Crochet with

Sarah Hazell,

Yarn Barn, Shaw,

Tel: 01706 843538

13 th Apr –

Moving on From

Learn to Sew

with Jenny

Stilwell, John

Lewis Bluewater,

Tel: 01322 624123

16 th Apr – Learn

to Sew with Jenny

Stilwell, Liberty.

Tel: 0207 7341234

16 th Apr – Learn

to Crochet with

Sarah Hazell,

Fibre and Clay,

Knutsford,

Tel: 01565 652035

18 th -21 st April –

Rowan Easter

School,

Missenden Abbey

Buckinghamshire

Tel: 01494 866811

23 rd Apr –Learn

to Crochet with

Nicole Wilson,

Liberty,

Tel: 0207 7341234

23 rd Apr –

Moving on From

Learn to Sew

with Margaret

Rowan, John

Lewis, Sheffield,

Tel: 0114 2768511

23 rd Apr –

Crocheted Tote

Bag with Sarah

Hazell, John

Lewis Peter Jones

Tel: 0207 7303434

30 th Apr – Make

Do and Mend

with Sarah

Hazell, Liberty,

Tel: 0207 734 1234

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35


5 th May – Make

do and Mend

with Sarah

Hazell, John

Lewis Trafford,

Tel: 0161 4914040

7 th May- Moving

on From Learn to

Sew with Jenny

Stilwell, Liberty,

Tel: 0207 7341234

7 th May- Beautiful

Snoods with

Emily Holmes,

John Lewis,

Cribbs Causeway,

Tel: 0117 9591100

7 th May-

Advanced Socks

with Freddie

Patmore, John

Lewis Sheffield,

Tel: 0114 2768511

9th May –

Knitting with

Texture with

Emma King,

The Little Wool

Shop, Southwell,

Tel: 01636 814198

13-15 th May –

TBC, Missenden

Abbey

Buckinghamshire

Tel: 01494 866811

13 th May – TBC

with Janice

Anderson, The

Glen Gallery,

Northern Ireland,

Tel: 02825 880354

14 th May – TBC

with Janice

Anderson, The

Glen Gallery,

Northern Ireland,

Tel: 02825 880354

14 th May – Fair

Isle and Intarsia

with Emma King,

BaaRamEwe,

Leeds,

Tel: 0113 2781788

14 th May –

Circular Crochet

Cushion with

Sarah Hazell,

Fibre and Clay,

Knutsford,

Tel: 01565 652035

14 th May –

Professional

Finishing with

Erica Pask,

Liberty,

Tel: 0207 734 1234

21 st May –

Patchwork

Cushion with

Janet Goddard,

Liberty,

Tel: 0207 734 1234

28 th May – Learn

to Knit with

Margaret Rowan,

Liberty,

Tel: 0207 734 1234

29 th May – TBC

with Erica Pask,

Yarn, Beeston,

Tel: 0115 9253606

4 th Jun – Learn to

Crochet with

Sarah Hazell,

Fibre and Clay,

Knutsford,

Tel: 01565 652035

4 th Jun – Textile

Jewellery with

Charlotte Liddle,

Liberty,

Tel: 0207 734 1234

6 th Jun – TBC

with Erica Pask,

John Lewis,

Cambridge

Tel: 01223 361292

7 th Jun –

Crocheted

Colourwork

Cushion with

Sarah Hazell,

John Lewis

Watford,

Tel: 01923 244266

11 th Jun –

Millinery with

Mary-Jane

Baxter, Liberty,

Tel: 0207 734 1234

12 th Jun –

Crocheted Tote

Bag with Sarah

Hazell, Yarn

Barn Shaw,

Tel: 01706 843538

12-19 th Jun –

Cottage Garden

Knitting with

Heike Gittins,

Chatesu St.

Julien, France

Tel: 01273 400030

15 th Jun – Learn

to Crochet with

Freddie Patmore,

John Lewis

Bluewater,

Tel: 01322 624123

16 th Jun – Hand

Patchwork with

Erica Pask, John

Lewis,

Cambridge,

Tel: 01223 361292

18 th Jun – Bags to

Knit with Emma

King, Threads of

Life, Castle

Donington,

Tel: 01332 811597

18-19 th Jun –

Learn to Crochet

with Sarah

Hazell, Rowan

Yarns,

Tel: 01484 681881

9 th Jul – Learn to

Knit Socks with

Heike Gittins,

BaaRamEwe,

Leeds,

Tel: 0113 2781788

12 th Jul – Learn to

Crochet with

Erica Pask, John

Lewis, Brent

Cross

Tel: 020 8202 6535

14 th Jul – TBC

with Sarah

Hatton, John

Lewis,

Cambridge,

Tel: 01223 361292

16 th Jul – TBC

with Sarah

Hatton, John

Lewis Peter Jones,

Tel: 0207 7303434

16 th Jul –

Professional

Finishing with

Emma King,

BaaRamEwe,

Leeds,

Tel: 0113 2781788

16-17 th Jul –

Learn to Sew

with Margaret

Rowan, Rowan

Yarns,

Tel: 01484 681881

20 th Jul – Shibori

Knitted Felt with

Margaret Rowan,

John Lewis

Bluewater,

Tel: 01322 624123

20 th Aug –

Professional

Finishing with

Emma King,

Threads of Life,

Castle

Donington,

Tel: 01332 811597

1 st Sept – Focus

on Short Row

Shaping with Jane

Crowfoot, John

Lewis, Welwyn

Tel: 01707 323456

Ext 4247

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3 rd -4 th Sept –

Design a Knit

(based on Studio)

with Sarah

Hatton, Rowan

Yarns,

Tel: 01484 681881

10 th Sept –

Christmas Knits

with Sarah

Hazell, John

Lewis Peter Jones

Tel: 0161 7303434

12 th Sept –

Knitting with

Texture

(Advanced) with

Emma King,

The Little Wool

Shop, Southwell,

Tel: 01636 814198

14 th Sept – Log

Cabin Cushion

(Patchwork) with

Jenny Stilwell,

John Lewis

Bluewater

Tel: 01322 624123

17 th Sept –

Kidsilk Haze with

Sarah Hazell,

John Lewis

Trafford,

Tel: 0161 4914040

17-18 th Sept –

Tips and

Techniques for

Knitting with

Debbie

Abrahams,

Rowan Yarns,

Tel: 01484 681881

24 th Sept –

Advanced Sock

Techniques with

Freddie Patmore,

John Lewis,

Sheffield,

Tel: 0114 2768511

25 th Sept –

Knitting with

Colour with

Freddie Patmore,

John Lewis Peter

Jones,

Tel: 0207 7303434

1 st Oct – Bags to

Knit with Emma

King, John

Lewis, Sheffield,

Tel: 0114 2768511

15-16 th Oct –

Exploring Colour

Through Knitting

with Emma King

and Sarah Hazell,

Rowan Yarns,

Tel: 01484 681881

17 th Oct –

Christmas Knits

with Emma King,

The Little Wool

Shop, Southwell,

Tel: 01636 814198

25 th Oct – TBC

with Erica Pask,

John Lewis Brent

Cross

Tel: 0208 2026535

29 th Oct –

Exploring Colour

with Emma King,

Threads of Life,

Castle

Donington,

Tel: 01332 811597

4 th Nov – TBC

with Janice

Anderson, The

Glen Gallery,

Northern Ireland,

Tel: 02825 880354

4 th Nov – TBC

with Janice

Anderson, The

Glen Gallery,

Northern Ireland,

Tel: 02825 880354

5 th Nov – TBC

with Janice

Anderson, The

Glen Gallery,

Northern Ireland,

Tel: 02825 880354

12 th Nov –

Intermediate

Sewing with

Margaret Rowan,

John Lewis,

Sheffield,

Tel: 0114 2768511

12-13 th Nov –

Christmas Project

with Freddie

Patmore, Rowan

Yarns,

Tel: 01484 681881

14 th Nov – Get

Creative with

Emma King,

The Little Wool

Shop, Southwell,

Tel: 01636 814198

10 th Dec – Fair

Isle with Emma

King, Threads of

Life, Castle

Donington,

Tel: 01332 811597

Please contact individual stores for further details or to book. For more

details on our workshop programme please visit www.knitrowan.com

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Workshops & Events in Germany

Rowan Design Consultant Dr. Claudia Schneider-Koglin

Brandenburgstr. 41, 97450 Arnstein, phone: 09363/994129 Email:doc_csk@web.de

Rowan–Wollness–Weekendworkshop at Chiemsee/Gstadt, 17 th

– 19 th June

“All you want” from Lace design to Fair Isle over domino knitting to

crochet

Please contact: Claudia Schneider-Koglin (doc_csk@web.de) or

Heike Redlinghaus Ulm (www.wolleundideen.de)

Rowan–Wollness–Weekendworkshop at Stick-

Atelier/Kuppingen 2 nd +3 rd July

“All you want” from Lace design to Fair Isle over domino knitting to

crochet

Please contact: Claudia Schneider-Koglin (doc_csk@web.de) or

Margarete Grandjot (www.stickatelier.de)

Rowan-Wollness–Week at Europe hiking hotel Chesa

Monte at Fiss/Austria 30 th – 3 rd November

“All you want” from Lace design to Fair Isle over domino knitting to

crochet

Please contact: Claudia Schneider-Koglin (doc_csk@web.de) or

Hotel Chesa Monte (www.chesa-monte.at)

29683 Bad Fallingbostel, Lana Materia

Walsroderstr. 5, phone: 05162/909320

www.lana-materia.de

12.+ 13.02.2011 Fair Isle and Intarsia

08.+ 09.10.2011 Lace, Fairse Isle, Domino knitting

68753 Waghäusel-Wiesentheid, Bastelstube

Mannheimerstr. 7, phone: 07254-7799741

19.01.2011 Scarfs- both sides are beautiful!

69469 Weinheim, Heide’s Wollwerkstatt

Giselherstr. 19, phone : 06201/256910

www.heides-wollwerkstatt.de

19.03.2011 Domino knitting / Fair Isle

17.09.2011 Scarfs - both sides beautiful!

12.11.2011 Xmasworkshop

71522 Backnang, Wollstube Wollin

Schillerstr. 19, phone 07191/902828

www.wollstube-wollin.de

29.04.2011 Accessoires in crochet and knitting

72175 Dornham, Regi´s Wollstube

Roßgartenstr. 14, phone.: 07455/2785

19.11.2011 Xmasworkshop

74072 Heilbronn, Wolke

Am Kieselmarkt 2, phone: 07131-629357

19.02.2011 Accessoires in crochet and knitting

80799 München-Schwabing, Strickeria

Nordendstr. 17, phone.: 089/88904532

www.strickeria-muenchen.de

29.01.2011 knitting after Kaffe Fassett

26.02.2011 My own Rowan- project

26.03.2011 shawls in a special way

30.04.2011 finishing, Tipps for knitters

21.05.2011 All kind of bags

30.07.2011 finishing, Tipps for knitters

27.+ 28.08.2011 Big Surprise

24.+ 25.09.2011 Start up for a big project

22.10.2011 Scarfs both sides beautiful

26.11.2011 Lots of Coulourwork

10.12.2011 Xmasworkshop

89073 Ulm, Wolle + Ideen

Pfauengasse 17, phone: 0731-619491

www.wolleundideen.de

08.01.2011 Scarfs both sides beautiful

05.02.2011 domino knitting

12.+ 13.03.2011 Shawls in a special way

16.04.2011 All kind of bags

07.05.2011 My own Rowan- project

04.06.2011 crochet

02.+ 03.07.2011 All you want

06.08.2011 summer surpirse

03.09.2011 What`s new

30.09.2011 Fashion show

01.+ 02.10.2011 Startup for a big project

05.11.2011 Colourwork

03.12.2011 Xmasworkshop

93047 Regensburg, Strickeria

Fuchsengang 2, phone 0941/58612300

25.03.2011 Fashionshow

97450 Arnstein, Treffpunkt Wolle

Marktstr. 5, phone: 01631621875

02.04.2011 Lace , Fair Isle, domino knitting

15.10.2011 all you want

20.11.2011 Fashion show

Every second Wednesday “0pen Rowan Knitting club“

Rowan Design Consultant Ulrike Eberts

Im Inken 4b, 57399 Kirchhundem,phone: 02764/261 671 email: ulli.eberts@web.de

53123 Bonn, Atelier Rosenbaum

Rochusstr. 245, phone: 0228/39047787

22.01.2011 Double Face

40878 Ratingen, Wollkörbchen

Turmstr. 30, phone: 02102/5533797

17.02.2011 “all about Denim”

40822 Mettmann, Kreative Handarbeiten

Teckhauserstr. 13, phone: 02104/082633

26.02.2011 Double Face

57078 Geißweid, Stecknadel

Rathausstr. 20, phone: 0271/8902667

Rowan Knitting club every Tuesday from 3p.m. to 6p.m.

Different techniques and projects

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Summer Baby

20 designs for newborns to 4 years

By Marie Wallin, Martin Storey, Grace Melville, Lisa Richardson & Janice Anderson

www.knitrowan.com


2011

Rowan Weekend Workshops

12/13th March Crochet Club Jane Crowfoot

9/10th April Creative Workshop In House Design Team

18/19th June Learn to Crochet Sarah Hazell

16/17th July Learn to Sew Margaret Rowan

3/4th September Design a Knit (Studio)

17/18th September Tips and Techniques

Sarah Hatton

Debbie Abrahams

15/16th October Exploring Colour Through Knitting Emma King

and Sarah Hazell

12/13th November Christmas Project

Freddie Patmore

Rowan International Members receive a 10% discount on Rowan Mill Workshops

and 5% on other participating Rowan stockist workshops

For latest workshop info or to find your nearest store, visit

www.knitrowan.com

or call +44 (0) 1484 681881

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