STEPHEN KALEIDOSCOPE

We are very pleased to welcome back  ‘Stephen West’  for the launch of his brand new book:

‘WESTKNITS VOLUME 3’

On Thursday 26th & Friday 27th September

 

 

On Thursday morning Stephen will give a 3hr workshop

 ‘Shawl Evolution’

followed by an afternoon

 ‘Book signing & Trunk show’  

 On Friday morning he will give another workshop

 ‘Shapify’

If you’d like to join in the fun then here are all the details: 

 Thursday’s workshop:- 

 ‘SHAWL EVOLUTION!’ 

 Date: Thursday 26th september

Time:-  10h to 13h 

Price:-  60€ /3 hours   

( for a full description of this workshop see below)

Address: Kaleidoscope, 18 ave Adolphe Demeur, 1060 Bxls

All workshops are taught in English !-  (maximum: 20 participants )

Click on the link below to reserve your place:

https://www.kaleidoscope-shop.be/product/shawl-evolution-workshop-26-9/


  Friday’s workshop:- 

 ‘SHAPIFY!’ 

Date: Friday 27th september

Time:- 10h to 13h

  Price:-  60€ /3 hours  

( for a full description of this workshop see below)

Address: Kaleidoscope, 18 Ave Adolphe Demeur, 1060 Bxls

All workshops are taught in English !-  (maximum: 20 participants )

Click on the link below to reserve your place:

https://www.kaleidoscope-shop.be/product/shapify-workshop-27-9/

 


Stephen’s ‘Book signing and trunk show’

 Date: Thursday 26th september’

Time:-  15h to 17h

Price:-  38€ /2 hours ( includes book )

Each participant will receive a signed copy of Stephen’s brand new book: 

‘WESTKNITS VOLUME 3’

Address: Kaleidoscope, 18 Ave Adolphe Demeur, 1060 Bxls

The show is given in English (maximum: 40 participants)

Click on the link below to reserve your place:

 

https://www.kaleidoscope-shop.be/product/stephens-book-signing-show/

 


Tickets for all these events will go on sale:-  

August 24th at 19h00

available via our E-shop ( Paypal ) 

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


 ‘SHAWL EVOLUTION!’ 

 WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:-

Join Stephen West as he takes you on a shawl journey that begins with his very first triangular shawl pattern called Boneyard Shawl. We will experiment with stripes, short rows, and increases to transform our triangles into shapely shawl evolutions. Ten years later, Stephen is still creating adventurous shawl shapes that transform from simple architectural forms into more complex splashy displays of color. Emphasis will focus on experimenting with elements like colorful stripes, Westknits shortcut rows, and yarn overs. Bring needles and 5 – 10 leftover bits of color to play with shawl construction. After playing with different techniques, you will have the opportunity to cast on one of the projects from Shawl Evolution with Stephen’s help, or to mix up your favourite elements into your own shawl mashup.  Bring yarn and your chosen Westknits shawl pattern to cast on and enjoy an invigorating workshop filled with color and texture.  

Materials: Bring 5 – 10 colors to play with and yarn to cast on a pattern of your choice. Mohair and alpaca yarns are encouraged to add some texture to your project. Bring wound yarn and pattern to cast on during the class.

Wear your Westknits! Don’t forget to bring your Westknits or other favorite knitted projects to show off and wear during the workshop.

Skill Level: Adventurous Beginner – Advanced


 ‘SHAPIFY!’ 

 WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:-

Explore clever ways to shape knitted fabric with Stephen West. In this class we will play with short rows, different methods of increases and decreases, binding offs, and cast ons to create unique shapes. Westknits designs are all about using simple techniques in different ways to achieve delightful architectural forms. You will get an inside look into Stephen’s design process and walk away with your own shape exploration that may inspire your next shawl or sweater project.

Materials: Please bring US 6 or 7 / 4 or 4.5mm circular needles and at least two colors of DK weight yarn to use during the workshop. Fingering weight yarn and US 5 / 3.75mm needles may also be used if you prefer knitting with a finger weight, but DK weight yarn will help the shapes grow quicker.

Wear your Westknits! Don’t forget to bring your Westknits or other favorite knitted projects to show off and wear during the workshop.

Skill Level: Adventurous beginner – Advanced

You must know how to knit and purl and work basic increases and decreases. Stephen will guide you through the rest of the playful techniques.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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