Workshops and Talks

I’m currently Writer/Crafter in Residence at the Yorkshire Museum of Farming. Over the summer, I’ll be offering workshops at the museum for textile arts folk of all levels of experience, with a permaculture/historical slant!

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Sloes in flower, Yorkshire Museum of Farming, April, 2015
Here are the 2016 workshops/Luddite days, we have scheduled for the Spring.  Please join us (email penelopehemingwayATgmail.com, to book your place).
I’m a qualified teacher and workshop enabler, so anyone who attends workshops gets the benefit of a trained workshop enabler, as well as 30 plus years’ experience in textiles!  I aim to make my workshops fun and friendly; give value for money, and will always be contactable for support with your projects, long after the day of the workshop.
If you are interested in a one-to-one  workshop in any aspect of hand-spinning, natural dyeing, or traditional Yorkshire knitting, contact me on the email address above, and I will see what I can do to help!
NB: Prices quoted are for the workshop. Attendees will need to pay Museum Admission, as well.   If attending a workshop, let staff know when you arrive, and you can have the concessionary admission rate of £5.50!
31st March
AM
PARENT AND CHILD – LEARN TO KNIT! Workshop

PLACE: Yorkshire Museum of Farming

Price: FREE!  (Full Admission to Museum payable!)
11:00 AM – 12:30  PM
Suitable for: absolute beginners
Kids aged 7 and above.
Parent & child(ren) learn to knit.  Needles and yarn supplied. Take your creation home with you!
 
PM
(Grown ups) Learn To Knit! Workshop
Price: £15
Plus Concessionary Admission at £5.50

2:00 – 4:00 PM
Suitable for: absolute beginners
(Grown ups) Learn To Knit, whether an absolute beginner or someone who was taught years ago and needs a refresher! Needles and yarn provided.

Take your creation home with you!
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Miss Ryder’s sock pattern, 1860s.



 

 

 

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May 7th
LIKE FAIR ISLE… BUT YORKSHIRE! WORKSHOP
PRICE: £35
Plus Concessionary Admission at £5.50

AM.  10AM – 1 PM

Suitable for: anyone who can cast on, knit, purl, cast off.

No ‘homework’ required for the workshop but you need to come armed with your favourite type of needles.

You need to bring, either:

5.5 mm dpns or circular needle for The General Carleton Hat

or:

2.25 mm dpns or circular needle for ‘Mary’ gloves



Yorkshire Traditional Knitting. Learn Yorkshire Dales-style 2 colour knitting researched during compilation of the new edition of ‘The Old Hand-Knitters of the Dales’.   Pattern and yarn supplied.  During the class, you can either cast on  “The General Carleton Cap” (Published in ’10 Best Patterns From Piecework’s Historical Collection’, Interweave Press) or a Dales glove (‘The “Mary” glove’) based on an original glove in a collection at the Dales Countryside Museum.

 PM
SPINNING FOR BEGINNERS WORKSHOP
PM: 1: 30 PM – 4:30PM
Suitable for: absolute beginners & refreshers.
PRICE: £30
Plus Concessionary Admission at £5.50
 Learn how to spin wool with a hand-spindle. Wool will be provided. We can loan you a spindle for the afternoon, and send you away with loads of info and links to places to buy a spindle of your own. You can try different weights and styles during the class, and see what suits you – avoid expensive mistakes!
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My Jack Greene Great Wheel. Here being spun on by the lovely Emma, at Bolton Castle.

 

 


May 8th
GREAT WHEEL SPINNING WORKSHOP
PRICE: £35
Plus Concessionary Admission at £5.50
AM:  10AM – 1 PM
Suitable for: 
people who can already spin a bit – either on the spindle or a treadle wheel, or both!
You don’t have to be an advanced spinner – just a spinner.  This is a VERY rare chance to learn how to spin, old Yorkshire style, on a Great Wheel from one of the few remaining Great Wheel spinners in the UK!
Places limited.  For the duration of the class, you will be using one of our Great Wheels.  Wool is supplied and you can take away whatever you spin during the class.
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Luddite child, rich mill-owner and soldier take a break from class struggle

June 4th
Luddites!  See us doing Luddite wool industry things in the Weaver’s Cottage! I’ll be there with ‘Old Enoch’ and friends! We will have a display of Regency era Yorkshire knitting and knitting paraphernalia.
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June 25th

 

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26th June
 WILD DYEING: NATURAL DYEING THE 1815 WAY. ALL DAY WORKSHOP

10AM – 1 PM  and 1:30 PM – 4: 30 PM
Suitable For: Anyone
PRICE:  £50 for whole day
Plus Concessionary Admission at £5.50

We will use recipes from an 1815 Leeds dye-works, to dye wool using natural dyes.  Wool and dyestuffs provided.
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JULY 14th
BaaRamEwe, Leeds.
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PM
ANYONE CAN KNIT A GANSEY
Suitable for: Anyone who can cast on, Knit, Purl, and cast off!

Learn to knit a gansey workshop.  Learn gansey techniques by knitting a gansey style fingerless glove. Pattern for glove, yarn for glove, and needles supplied.

AUGUST 5TH – 6TH
York Auction Mart
We will be there in our Luddite guise and workshopping.  Details to follow.
Email penelopehemingway@gmail.com, to reserve your place. No deposit required, pay on the day but book now to reserve a place!  Some workshops will have limited numbers, so it’s first come, first served!  Really looking forward to meeting you.
 

 

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