Knitting Masterclass: Learn How to Do Steeking

Price
£70 / Adult
Duration
4 hrs, over 2 days
Age restrictions
18+
Location
Southville & Bedminster
Host available in
Bristol

What you'll do

Looking to take your knitting skills to the next level, but not sure where to start? This knitting masterclass is designed to teach you how to master the skill of 'steeking', which is an important knitting technique that will take your creations to the next level.

Steeking is a knitting technique, where you cut into the stitches using scissors to create space for things such as necklines or armholes.

Cutting your knitting may seem very scary, but it makes things like knitting in many different colours much easier and also means fewer ends to weave! It's also a useful skill to know if you're thinking of upcycling knitwear.

This masterclass is 4 hours and is split over 2 days. In each 2 hour session, you'll be taught the basics before taking the plunge and making the cut.

Although steeking is quite possibly every knitter's greatest fear, your host is an expert knitter who will see you mastering the skill in no time!

In this masterclass you will:

Session 1:

  • Learn about choosing your yarn
  • Be guided on how to plan your knitting and steek placements
  • Get started on knitting your square

Session 2:

  • Be taught how to reinforce and prepare your knitting
  • Take the plunge and get steeking!
  • Learn all the skills necessary to practice at home
  • Enjoy refreshments and snacks

If this all sounds a bit alarming then don't worry, there'll be plenty of snacks and refreshments to help along the way as well as happy, helping, expert hands!

Session dates are Thursday 17 November, and Thursday 24 November 2022.

This session is aimed at intermediate to experienced knitters. You'll get the most out of the session if you know how to knit simple colourwork.

Upcoming dates

What you'll do

Looking to take your knitting skills to the next level, but not sure where to start? This knitting masterclass is designed to teach you how to master the skill of 'steeking', which is an important knitting technique that will take your creations to the next level.

Steeking is a knitting technique, where you cut into the stitches using scissors to create space for things such as necklines or armholes.

Cutting your knitting may seem very scary, but it makes things like knitting in many different colours much easier and also means fewer ends to weave! It's also a useful skill to know if you're thinking of upcycling knitwear.

This masterclass is 4 hours and is split over 2 days. In each 2 hour session, you'll be taught the basics before taking the plunge and making the cut.

Although steeking is quite possibly every knitter's greatest fear, your host is an expert knitter who will see you mastering the skill in no time!

In this masterclass you will:

Session 1:

  • Learn about choosing your yarn
  • Be guided on how to plan your knitting and steek placements
  • Get started on knitting your square

Session 2:

  • Be taught how to reinforce and prepare your knitting
  • Take the plunge and get steeking!
  • Learn all the skills necessary to practice at home
  • Enjoy refreshments and snacks

If this all sounds a bit alarming then don't worry, there'll be plenty of snacks and refreshments to help along the way as well as happy, helping, expert hands!

Session dates are Thursday 17 November, and Thursday 24 November 2022.

This session is aimed at intermediate to experienced knitters. You'll get the most out of the session if you know how to knit simple colourwork.

How to get there

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Facilities

  • Parking
  • Refreshments available
  • Toilets
  • WiFi

On the day

Needles, yarn, and patterns are all included. On-street parking is available nearby. You can also use the Diamond Street car park.

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 3 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 3 days before your experience.
Please note that this refund policy does not apply to gift bookings. You may reschedule your gift if outside the time period stated above. However, all gifts are non-refundable and expire exactly 1 year after the date of purchase.

About The Woolly Badger

Jacki (aka The Woolly Badger) is a knitting teacher and designer based in Bristol. She's passionate about encouraging knitters to try out new things. Whether that’s colourwork, lace knitting, adjusting knitting patterns or anything else. Jacki firmly believes nothing in knitting is quite as scary as it seems - she promises!

The Woolly Badger runs knitting workshops in Bristol, both online and in-person. Jacki's friendly and fuss-free approach creates a nurturing environment where guests can build their confidence knitting and learn new skills. 10% of all Woolly Badger sales go to Bluebell Care, a perinatal mental health charity based in Bristol.

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Your host

Jacki Badger

Jacki is the designer behind The Woolly Badger. This maker's been knitting for more than a decade, designing for a few years, and teaching online workshops since lockdown. Follow Jacki's latest adventures on Instagram or check out her designs on Ravelry.

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Price
£70 / Adult
Duration
4 hrs, over 2 days
Age restriction
18+
Rebook or cancel up to 3 days before your experience.