Knitting the landscape

Wednesday 15 May 2019


The course

The first part of this course will involve a walk around the Weald and Downland Museum where we will photograph and or sketch ideas, taking inspiration from the colours and patterns seen in the local landscape and buildings. We will take this inspiration back to the classroom and create our own Weald and Downland museum inspired stranded colourwork patterns. First we will convert our ideas into repeatable patterns on graph paper, then we will create swatches and experiment with colour, using naturally dyed, locally sourced Sussex yarn. By the end of the day you will have a Weald and Downland inspired swatch, ready to incorporate into a knitted item of your choice.

The tutor

Rachael Kay is a crafter and teacher based in Worthing. Having learned to knit as a child, she decided after many years of knitting and crocheting to share her passion for this traditional craft and teach knitting and crochet skills in Worthing, which she has been doing for the past 5 years.

Participant information

Participants will need to have some experience of stranded colourwork/ fairisle technique for this course.

Materials to bring:

  • 3mm circular knitting needle, or 2 longer length double pointed needles
  • scissors
  • stitch markers
  • a camera or smartphone/ipad for taking pictures for inspiration

Fee and refreshments

£65 per person, to include tuition, teas and coffees. Please let the Museum know in advance of any dietary requirements you may have. The Museum café will be open or you can bring a packed lunch.



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