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Handmade Fair 2016 - Knitted necklace workshop

EventsRiannon Selcuk

IMK were super happy to be invited to be part of this years Kirstie Allsopp The Handmade Fair.

Last year, I ran our knitted necklace workshop in the skills tent, but this year the workshop was held in the VIP ticket holders tent. It was lovely to get to see another part of the fair which I hadn't seen, and also the chance to see Kirstie herself.

The tent was gorgeous- filled with hot cups of tea, floral decals and cream vintage furniture- a welcoming, cosy hideaway from the unfortunate rainy weather. If I'm not a running a workshop next year at the fair I'm definitely treating myself to a VIP ticket!

Im super lucky to have amazing knotty friends and volunteers who join myself at these events- and I think they thought the same when we all arrived for our first workshop. We were in the tent everyday 2-4pm, chatting, laughing, sharing our knot know how to beginners but also meeting experience crafters who just wanted to try something new.

Heres a couple of snaps of absolutely gorgeous people wearing their tassled up and colourful knitted necklaces- I love it!

In the workshop we knit with Tek-Tek fabric yarn because the colours and patterns are the most varied I've ever seen. The knitting needles are 8-10mm dependant on the chunkiness of the chosen fabric yarn- but, you'll soon be able to make your very own IMK necklace at home when I launch the diy kits soon- can't wait!

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