Sunday, June 22, 2008

July KTogs, plus workshops

Here are July's KTog dates, plus details of two workshops being organised by KToggers, for KToggers

Tuesday 3 July, The Lamb, Ely, 7-9pm
Saturday 5 July, Lace Knitting workshop with Mary Ross **advance booking essential** see below
Tuesday 8 July, Granta Bar, University Centre, Granta Place, off Mill Lane, 7-9pm
Thursday 17 July, The Lamb, Ely, 7-9pm
Saturday 19 July, Granta Bar, University Centre, Granta Place, off Mill Lane, 2-4pm
Tuesday 22 July, Cambridge Blue, Gwydir St, 7-9pm
Saturday 9 August, Acid Dyeing with Liz Marley
**NB this workshop is now full**

Maps of where to find The Lamb, the University Centre and The Cambridge Blue are up on the group's blog:

please note that to give everyone a fair chance of getting a place, and to save the organisers having to check vast numbers of places for enquiries, bookings will only be taken by direct email to the organisers

"Lace Knitting", Saturday 5 July 2-4pm
tutor: Mary Ross

venue: Cambridge (full details will be sent out by the tutor) Make a lace bracelet as Mary guides you through the basics of knitted lace and the basics of charts.
please contact Mary to find out what equipment you need to bring with you, a small charge may be made to cover expenses .
To sign up, or if you have any queries, please email Mary
(replace the AT with the @ sign, and DOT with a .)

"Acid-dyeing for novices" ( for those who haven't done this form of dyeing before) Saturday 9 August, 2-4pm
Tutor: Liz Marley

venue: Waterbeach (directions available
on sign-up)

Costs: £5 charge to cover materials

Additional costs: If you'd like Liz to order sock yarn please let her know . Liz says:
"this will be approx. £5/skein depending on where I can get it at a
reasonable price (100g, skein size will vary but be between 350-440m,
enough for a pair of adults' socks). Otherwise please bring along yarns
in wool, silk or nylon - yarns which are mainly made up of these fibres
with a small amount of synthetic in them will dye but will not give you
the intensity of colour. They will need to be wound into skeins - I can
give you instructions on winding and tyeing skeins on sign-up"
to sign up, or if you have any queries, please email

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

New LYS opens in Bury St Edmunds

Hi all

Fellow KTOG Raveler 15yns new LYS opens today for our support:

24 Angel Hill
Bury St Edmunds,

Tues to Sat 9:30am-5:00pm

Tel 01284 749555

In her words “so far we’ve got sirdar, sublime, natural dye studio, lana grossa, artesano, Manos, rowan, debbie bliss, noro, mirasol, mission falls and crystal palace. Cascade is on its way from the states. Namaste have just got in touch. Brittany birch needles are going to my main needle supplier along with all the regulars like prym. And we’re just wanting to know what are customers want and I’ll do the best to source it. Got some great bags and T-shirts coming and lovely gift cards and wrapping paper too and theres gonna be a workshop area too and bury stitch and bitch have been in touch so hopefully going to be doing some things with them. and a lovely conversation with the guy from cornwall organic should see us supplying some of their wool too which I’m so excited about”

The very warmest of good wishes for your new yarn venture