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  • Start: Friday 16 February - 14:00
  • Estimated End: Friday 16 February - 17:00
  • Auditorium: EW Dance Studio 2


(includes tea/coffee and day entry to the unravel festival)

with Louisa Harding


Working from a chart and written pattern we look how to add beads to knitting using two different techniques.

The techniques covered are threading the beads onto the yarn using a fine needle and using the slip stitch technique, then we use a fine crochet hook to add the beads into a knitted lace pattern.

Level / Ability

This class is suitable for Intermediate Knitters

To bring  

Louisa will provide yarn, beads and crochet hooks for workshop participants.

Tutor Biography

Since she was little Louisa always made clothes, she studied for a BA in Textiles for Fashion at Brighton University. During her 3rd year she undertook a placement at Rowan Yarns in Yorkshire who published 2 of her very early designs in Rowan Magazine No. 6. She worked as an ‘in-house’ designer for Rowan for 11 years.  Since having children, she has worked alongside her husband, Stephen, a photographer.  Together they created the Miss Bea series of knitting books, inspired by their children, Belle and Oscar.  

In 2005 she was very fortunate to be given the opportunity of introducing her own line of yarns and pattern publications, Louisa Harding Yarns.

Returning to the textile Heritage of Yorkshire in October 2016 Louisa and her Husband launched a bespoke collection of Cashmere yarns showcased in a beautifully photographed pattern anthology

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