Many of you may remember learning this technique as a child, with rainbow wool perhaps?! Some other names for it are Knitting Nancy, Spool Knitting and Corking.
In this class I will de-mystify this ancient and intriguing technique to bring it right up to date using silver coloured wire and pearlescent beads.
I will share many tricks and tips to help you - as well as a technique perfected from years of practice.
We will cover the following tasks on the day:
All your materials are included; crochet hook, silver-plated wire, customised wooden spool, a choice of pretty beads, silver-plated clasps (apx. value £25) - and a step-by-step project book to keep. With small class sizes individual instruction is possible, so no-one is left struggling on their own…
Teri established her studio at the renowned Cockpit Arts Studios, London in 2006. Trained originally as a Graphic Designer she retrained as a jeweller at Kensington & Chelsea College where she drew on her childhood love of all things textile, kindled by the treasures of her mothers sewing room.
Her signature crochet and knitting techniques use precious metal wire less than a millimetre thick. Fluid lines and sinuous curves emerge, adorned with stitches of silver and gold. Rich textures reflect pinpoints of light. Capturing tiny diamonds in individual stitches, she transforms strong, hard metal into unexpectedly soft, sensuous forms that inspire…