Workshops and Events

Quotidian Colourwork

Learn with Felicity Ford AKA KNITSONIK how to turn your everyday inspirations into stranded colourwork! Bring something that is important to you – a favourite sweetie wrapper, a photo of a place you love, anything which inspires you – and together we’ll explore how it can be used as a basis for amazing and personal stranded colourwork.

Discover how Felicity Ford developed ideas for her book, the KNITSONIK Stranded Colourwork Sourcebook and begin creating your own swatch based on something you love. The Quotidian Colourwork class includes:

  • playing with a wide range of different yarn shades
  • choosing a palette for a project
  • finding patterns in ordinary life
  • experimenting with shading
  • swatching in the round and working a steek


You will need to bring a set of 2.5mm DPNs or a circular needle as is your preference for knitting in the round and of course your inspiration source! We will provide the rest. Your inspiration source can be a special photo and/or object. You’ll use it as a starting point. Everything can be celebrated in stranded colourwork so don’t worry too much about picking the perfect inspiration source – as long as you choose something you love you’ll have a great time discovering and celebrating its hidden charms in your knitting.

In order to get the best from this class knitters will need to know how to knit in the round with two colours at a time; this means it is not suitable for beginners.

Participants will have access to a wide range of shades of Jamieson & Smith 2-ply Jumper Weight for their swatches. Exercise books with squared paper suitable for charting will also be provided.

Upcoming Quotidian Workshop dates & times:

Saturday, March 14, 2015
10:00am – 1:00pm
The Risk Factory, Edinburgh
Edinburgh Yarn Festival
details here

Thursday, 26 March 2015
6:30 – 9:30pm
Homemade London, 21 Seymour Place, London W1H 58H
Yarn and the City

Thanks to Jeni Reid for the workshop photographs which were taken at Shetland Wool Week 2014

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