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New Location

The Wool Studio is now located at the farm. For returning customers, please note the entrance is now on right from Muthill, and left from Braco/Stirling direction.

 

 Strathearn Wool StudioStrathearn Wool Studio

 

 

 

Online Shop

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Stockist

We are delighted to have some of our yarns at

Craic 'n' yarn, 15A, Main St., Drymen. A fantastic boutique yarn shop!

 

Spinning Group

The spinning group meets  every second Wednesday 10.30-12.30 For more information, please e-mail Linda at strathearnfleeceandfibre@gmail.com

Knitting comes after housework only in the dictionary!

We are proud to support CFW

Strathearn Wool Tryst is on Saturday 13th September. Lots to see and do at this wonderful woolly event.  Further details can be found at www.strathearnwooltryst.weebly.com  Facebook Strathearn Wool Tryst and Twitter.

Free-form scarfFree-form scarfWorkshops

To book any workshop please email us at strathearnwooltryst@gmail.com with WORKSHOP as the subject.   Your email should contain which workshop you wish to participate in, and how many places you wish to book.  Each workshop lasts approximately 1 hour.
 

CORDS  AND  FINGER  KNITS

This workshop is suitable for anyone who would like to experiment with a free style way of knitting.

Finger knitting and alternative ways of ‘slim’ knitting, embellishing and felting will be shown.

Finished items will include scarves, bracelets, brooches and key rings depending on personal choice and time.

Yarn and equipment will be provided for this workshop.


 *Please note that children must be accompanied by an adult.


COST: £15 per place

 

 

 

IntarsiaIntarsiaDESIGNING  MOTIFS 

‘Designing Motifs’ takes the knitter through the steps to creating stylised images which can be adapted for colour work, applique or small toys.

The workshop covers-

·        Tension

·        Drawing onto knitters graph paper

·        Interpreting graphs as knitting patterns

·        Placing images into knit and other uses

 A basic knowledge of knitting is useful and participants should bring:

1. Yarn and needles of their choice (this will be provided if necessary)

2. An item for inspiration – a button, stencil, children’s book… something from which a simple outline can be derived, OR you might just go ‘free style’ and use your imagination!

3. Pencil

I will provide anything you’ve forgotten and graph paper

COST:  £10 per place

 

KNITTING  WITHOUT  NEEDLES

Knitting Without Needles is an introduction to arm knitting.  In this workshop you will learn to:
  • Cast on
  • Knit
  • Cast off
  • Join 2 edges

Suitable for beginner or non-knitters.  You will finish the workshop in possession of a  unique arm knitted cowl.  All participants should bring 2 x 50g balls of a super-chunky weight yarn of their choice.

*Please note that children must be accompanied by an adult.

COST:  £10 per placeChunky CowlChunky Cowl
 
 

DRAFT YOU OWN SEWING PATTERN SKIRT BLOCK

This workshop is an introduction to pattern cutting based on your own measurements. You will learn how to:
                                                      
·         Take measurements
·         Draft a basic tailored skirt block

Although a basic knowledge of sewing would be useful this workshop will be suitable for beginners.

I will provide paper & a measurement chart but please bring along:

·         Ruler/Set Square
·         Pencil
·         Eraser
·         Tape measure (cms or inches)

At the end of the workshop you will have a block made to your measurements to take home.

*Please note that children must be accompanied by an adult.

COST:  £10 per place

Demonstrations

 

Spinning: See the process from Fleece to Needles! See this fascinating process in action throughout the day!

Weaving: discover the W's: warp. weft, weave!

Machine Knitting: Demonstrations throughout the day by the Scottish Machine Knitters association.

 www.scottishmachineknitters.org.uk/

Working Sheepdogs: See Nell, Spike and Shug in action.

Marketplace

A delightful variety of stalls from quality artisan producers, including

 

John Cowan Baskets

www.johncowanbaskets.co.uk

 

Strathearn Fleece & Fibre

www.strathearnfleeceandfibre.co.uk

 

Whistlebare

www.whistlebare.co.uk

 

Travelling Yarns

http://www.travellingyarns.com/

 

Wee Fat Quarters

http://www.weefatquarters.com/

 

Yarn Garden

http://yarngarden.co.uk/

 

Cake & Candy

All proceeds to Muthill Church

 

 

Charity Knit-a-Long

Visit the knitting corner and knit a duck for charity. We are supporters of The Little Yellow Duck Project. See further details at www.thelittleyellowduckproject.org

 

Woolly Hat Competition

 

Time to get those needles and thread out, let your imagination go, and enter your wonderful woolly hat in the Tryst competition. Hats can be knitted, crocheted, felted or woven. As wild and funky as you like, or traditional and practical;the choice is yours. Only stipulation is that you incorporate natural fibres into your design.

Completed hats can be entered on the day (by 12 noon) or handed in to Strathearn Wool Studio from Monday 8th September. Please label with your name, contact details and a few words on the inspiration for your design.

Competition will be judged at 2pm at Strathearn Wool Tryst

Prizes will be given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.

Any questions, please e-mail Linda and Marianne strathearnwooltryst@gmail.com