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Gift Booking: Workshop with Knit Designer Nicki Merrall


Our workshops with knit designer Nicki Merrall are new for 2017 and will be colourful creative days where you will learn new skills and improve your techniques, in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

All our days with Nicki are for 8 people and suitable for anyone who can already knit and is looking to extend their skills.

The workshops include:

Designer’s ‘show and tell’ using Nicki's own designs, swatches and knitting books.

All materials, tools, a worksheet explaining techniques.

Refreshments all day, a home cooked two-course lunch (we cater to all dietary needs) and home baked cake before the final session.

A goodie bag full of treats.

Our workshops are run 10am - 4.00pm by The Refectory Table at a friendly and spacious house with a beautiful garden (which is open to the public each year for the National Gardens Scheme) in Loughborough, Leicestershire.

We have a choice of 2 workshops with Nicki in 2017:

Colour, 25 February 2017: Nicki will help you gain confidence in choosing yarn colours for your own projects by showing how to develop a colour palette from an inspirational source, and how to use your colour palette to create beautiful knitted swatches.

Flora, 1 April 2017: Learn how to achieve a professional fully-fashioned knit finish and embellishment techniques, through creating a floral themed sampler with knitted flowers and leaves. The day covers fully-fashioned shaping; blocking; appliqué with knit; embroidery on knit and adapting basic patterns.

Please choose which date you would like to book a gift place for using the drop down menu. We will email you a pack of information about the course with course registration instructions, and mail a gift card for you to present to the recipient.

Bookings may be exchanged by the gift recipient for any of our other courses of the same value if places are available. Gift bookings are valid for 12 months.

What people say about our workshops
"An amazing and creative workshop in amazing and inspiring surroundings! The best day I have had for ages – wonderful to "be" and be creative."
"Very friendly environment, well paced & inspirational. Superb hospitality, lovely food – really great all round."
'You'll have a totally chilled day, be fed exceptionally well, and go home inspired."

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