Hemingway & Hunt currently offer talks and demos on the following subjects: –
The Old Hand-Knitters of the Dales
The Land Girls
Handspinning Through History
Great Wheel Spinning
The History of Yorkshire Knitting
The Brontes, and Their Textiles
Hats Through History
All our talks are illustrated with audio-visuals, and also are as hands-on as we can make them. We bring a selection of examples of repros of historical knitting, spinning, natural dyeing, and/or spinning wheels – as appropriate. We have some original artefacts.
We love to take lots of questions, and let you fondle our stuff. The talks are an hour, but we don’t mind how long you ask us questions for, beyond that hour. In fact – the more, the merrier!
Penny is a qualified,experienced teacher (P.G.C.E, University of Birmingham), Anti-Defamation League’s certificate in Workshop Enabling (University of Northern Colorado) and David is a qualified, experienced TA (York College).
Talks cost £75 per hour plus petrol costs. We are available week nights or weekends.
To discuss your requirements, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are also making to order a selection of our historical hats.
Examples of these and kits to make them, will soon be for sale online. Email for bespoke. I’m currently in the process of putting the patterns up on Ravelry, so bear with me.
Hats offered will include: General Carleton, thrum cap and Monmouth cap styles. Coming soon! Straw top hats!