With my book, ‘River Ganseys’ and Foreword to the new edition of the classic ‘Old Hand-Knitters of the Dales’ due out later this year, I am happy to announce I am now available for workshops.
I’m happy to offer them on any aspect of ganseys/traditional knitting that interests your group. I also offer workshops (hands-on sessions) on intermediate and advanced traditional knitting construction techniques; aspects of knitting history, Yorkshire knitting history, and hand-spinning or natural dyeing.
Later this year, I hope to offer hands-on natural dyeing days at the Yorkshire Museum of Farming. Dates to be decided.
I have one of the largest private collections of historical spindle whorls (I’m told!), so a spindling workshop with the old whorls and a brief talk about them, is also available. I am also up for talks about general Yorkshire folklore and domestic history.
Just so you know, I’m a qualified and experienced teacher/workshop leader with experience teaching and running workshops in the UK and US.
If you’d like more information, email me: penelopehemingwayATgmail.com
Leeds & Bradford Knitting & Crochet Guild
Knitting and Crochet Guild Leeds & Bradford Branch meet on the second and fourth Fridays of the month at Headingley - St Columba’s United Reformed Church, Headingley Lane, Leeds LS6 2DH
Friday 12 April: Yorkshire History in knitting with Penelope Hemingway
Leeds-Liverpool canal ganseys and Dales handknitters are just a couple of the topics you can expect to hear about. Bring: nothing at all, unless you want to work on your current project whilst listening.
Saturday May 11th “Fair-Isle Resurgam and Knitting For Victory”.
Time: 1:30 – 3:30.
Place: The Yorkshire Farming Museum, Murton Park, nr York
Cost: £4.50 a ticket, which includes 1940s’ themed refreshments
To Book: 01904 489966
More about Murton Park’s Women’s Land Army project, here.
On the day, any donations to the Women’s Land Army Tribute memorial, will be very gratefully received.