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Pompom magazine Automne 2018

We will have 12 copies of the new Pompom magazine in stock as from this coming Wednesday 22nd August.

If you’d like to reserve a copy you can do so via our E-shop using the link below, and make sure you choose the local pick up instead of the postal option.

It will be available via Bpost as from Thursday 23rd onwards. Here below you can see a few of the lovely designs available in this season’s edition…..

Stephen West at Kaleidoscope!


                    Kaleidoscope goes West!

Fancy meeting Stephen West? Drop everything and consult your diaries because the ‘King of Brioche’, and master of colourful knits will be spending the day with us at Kaleidoscope on:

                                   SATURDAY 23 rd JUNE


 Stephen will be giving a 3hr workshop and a 2hr trunk show and if you’d like to join in the fun then here are all the details: 

For the workshop:  Color Play the Westknits Way!  

Price: 55€ / 3 hours  – Class is taught in English – maximum: 15 participants

Time:  10h to 13h 

Address: Kaleidoscope, 18 ave Adolphe Demeur, 1060 Bxls

How to book: Via our E-shop ( Paypal ) – click on link here:

Or by phone: 02 544 0130 from Weds to Saturdays 10h – 18h

(your place will be confirmed once payment is received via bank transfer)

This class is all about showing off beautiful yarns with simple techniques combined in clever ways. Techniques like stripes, short rows, and holding yarns together will be explored and combined to create bold architectural fabrics. Stephen will show off a colorful array of Westknits designs while encouraging you to look at yarn in a new way. If you have a colorful Westknits project you would like to begin, there will be time to cast on a new project in the last hour of class.

Recommended projects: Penguono, Marled Magic Shawl, Marled Magic Sweater, Dotted Rays, Parachutey, Chevron Shenanigans, Marled Fade Triangle, Vertices Unite, or any other favorite Westknits design that uses several colors striped or marled together. 


Bring an array of colorful scrap yarn (10 colors or more) for swatching (all kinds of yarn weights and fibers) and a few different needle sizes. Mohair fibres are encouraged for exploring marled color techniques.

Requirements: You should be able to cast on, bind off, knit and purl.

Difficulty level: All skill levels welcome! 










            And/or you can join the fun by signing up for:

                                     ‘Stephen’s Trunk Show

For the Trunk show:   Westknits Book Signing / Meet & Greet

Price: 34€ / 2 hrs- includes a signed copy of  one of  Stephen’s books ‘Westknits Bestknits! 

Time:  15h – 17h 

Address: Kaleidoscope, 18 ave Adolphe Demeur, 1060 Bxls

How to book: Via our E-shop ( Paypal ) – click on link here:

Or by phone: 02 544 0130 from Weds to Saturdays from 10h – 18h

(your place will be confirmed once payment is received via bank transfer)

Come witness the colorful world of Westknits and try on all of the samples from Westknits Bestknits:
Number 1: Shawls and Westknits Bestknits
Number 2: Sweaters.
Stephen will give an inspiring presentation on how he works with yarns, textures, and shapes followed by a book signing of both Westknits Bestknits books! After the book signing, Stephen will be available to help you shop for colors and yarns for your next Westknits project.
(All participants will receive a signed copy of Westknits Bestknits)


PLEASE NOTE: Places are limited, and although we would love to welcome as many of you as possible,  if the shop gets too crowded, for security reasons we may have to limit visitors. 


Knitting & Crochet lessons

Our classes are designed to cater for individual requirements whether you’re a total beginner or not  you may just need some help with different techniques or want to try something new etc, our courses try to help everyone. ( Languages spoken: FR/EN/NL )

They usually take place either on Thursdays  and/or Fridays from 10h30 – 12h30

and/or occasionally from 14h-16h  in groups of  5 people  ( 28 € / 2hr ) 

OR if  you prefer you can reserve 1 hour private lesson on Thursdays / Fridays depending on our availability  ( 28 € / 1 hr ) 

For ALL reservations or more information please call Angélique or Rosalind on 02/ 544 0130

No E-mails please!  The courses fill up very quickly and we can only take reservations by phone.


Please note: Due to the limited amount of places all classes should be paid in advance either by bank transfer or directly at the shop. If you are absent/ill or unable to attend your lesson a cancellation fee of 15€ will be applied. Thank you for your understanding.

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Sewing courses

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Zig Zag Irma is a tailor’s daughter and grew up in a tailor’s shop. She runs sewing courses in which the pupils gain experience through her knowledge – in a warm , fun and creative environment!

Starting with small accessories the pupils will learn how to: Read and copy a simple pattern, cut the fabric, machine and hand-sew, place/ sew a bias binding or piping, make pleats, fit a zip, and learn how to choose colours/ motifs  which complement each other.
You already know the basics? Using simple patterns for blouses,
skirts, trousers, or hats, learn different the techniques from A to Z,
including fitting sleeves and collars, making buttonholes, placing and making pockets, etc…
You know how to sew and want to make your own clothes? Using more complex patterns we’ll help a you to achieve that perfect dress , suit ,coat or any other audacious outfit you desire , Zig Zag Irma will show you to become a perfectionist in the art of couture…


Contact details :  Click below

Contact Zig Zag Irma who speaks French, Dutch and English 0497 42 46 46 –

New dates available for 2017 see below:



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