Tuesday, 17 February 2009
julie arkell workshop
loop is a gem of a shop at 41 Cross Street, Islington. They sell the most delicious yarns and all things knitting. I attended a workshop there run by Julie Arkell. It was held in the charming basement amid boxes and shelves of wools, we sat around a table like an original sewing circle.
It was wondeful.
Julie provided the dolls, as it takes around a week to create one of the papier mache forms therefore there was insufficient time to make one from scratch on the course. Each person then knitted a bonnet for their doll and then dressed her/him in whatever we chose under the guidance of Julie.
It was a wonderful day, a celebration of knitting and sewing skills that seem to be so rare and undervalued today.