Saturday, February 28, 2009

Ely ktogs first birthday party

Can you believe it - Ely ktog is coming up to its first birthday and to mark this auspicious occasion we've decided to have a celebration.
We're meeting this Thursday evening 5th March at 7pm in the bar of the Lamb hotel, Stitchedrabbit is bringing along cake and we'll be having a small raffle, 50p a ticket, with a prize of a £10 voucher for Bobb'ins, the yarn and haberdashery shop on Ely High Street.
Everyone's welcome to join us and help us celebrate!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Knitting dates for March, and advance notice of a workshop in August

Hi all: the knitting dates for March are as follows:

Thursday 5 March 7-9pm, The Lamb, ELY.

Tuesday 10 March 7-9pm, Granta Bar, ground floor, University Centre, Granta Place, off Mill Lane, CAMBRIDGE

Thursday 19 March 7-9pm, The Lamb, ELY

Saturday 21 March (Stash Swap) 2-4pm, Granta Bar, ground floor, University Centre, Granta Place, off Mill Lane, CAMBRIDGE

Tuesday 24 March (Stash Swap) 7-9 pm, Cambridge Blue, Gwydir Street, CAMBRIDGE

The stash swaps in Cambridge are an opportunity for anyone who has stash (yarn or books etc.) that they do not want to bring it along, in case someone else would like it. To take part you don't have to bring anything - it's still OK to take something home.

More information about the plant dyeing workshop at the Farmland Museum

August 16th, 10-5pm

Jenny Dean has been researching and using natural plant dyes for over 25 years. She has written widely on the subject and her books include “The Craft of Natural Dyeing” and “Wild Colour”. She was featured in a Radio 4 programme with Kaffe Fasset and her work has been the focus of several magazine articles. She regularly teaches and lectures on natural dyeing at the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, Cambridge University Botanic Garden and for the Royal Horticultural Society. On this course, students will discover some of the sources of rich, glowing dye colours to be found in the plant world. Participants will learn how to apply natural dye colours to textile fibres, using a variety of materials and techniques. By the end of the day, each student will have a personal set of sample cards for future reference and the knowledge to further explore this fascinating ancient craft.

The course is suitable for all levels, including beginners. £47 including materials. Tea and coffee included. Tel: Corrina Bower on 01223 860988, write: The Farmland Museum, Denny Abbey, Ely Road, Waterbeach, Cambridge CB25 9PQ, email: