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Purl Alpaca Designs events in 2015 January – March

It’s January, it’s windy and cold and the first storms have hit our coasts over the last few days. Here at Purl Alpaca Designs we feel the need to look forward to something cosy, fun and interesting. What better to distract us then a round up of knitting events over the next few months? We are both hosting and attending several, and we know it can get tricky to keep up, so here you go; a nice, neat and tidy list.

1. Knitting workshop in January.

This is our first workshop of the year and will be taking place on Saturday the 31st of January. Our workshops take place at Burwash Manor, a lovely, organic farm, and includes a meeting with our alpacas, the cuddly fibre providers. You can read more about the workshops here and you can book your place by clicking here.

2. Knitting workshop in February.

And just like that, here is the second workshop of the year! This one takes place on a Wednesday and includes all the lovely stuff you’d expect from a visit to a charming farm in rural Cambridgeshire. Included in the cost of a workshop is a lovely, home cooked meal and sweet treats. Some people book just for the food! Interested in a place on the February workshop?
THIS WORKSHOP IS CANCELLED. More dates can be found here. 

3. Unravel.

This is one of our most favourite shows of the year. Unravel is held in the charming town of Farnham in Surrey. The surroundings are pretty, we usually see the first signs of spring and we get to hang out with a whole bunch of talented and lovely knitters! This year the show is open for 3 full days, Friday to Sunday, and we think it will most likely be better than ever! Want to book your ticket? Here is the link to the website.

4. Olympia

In March we will be attending what is fast becoming one of the most important dates in the knitting diary; The Spring Knitting and Stitching Show at Olympia in London. This will be the 3rd time we are attending and we have seen it get better and better every year. We are excited to see what the team behind the show comes up with this year to make it even better! Want to come see us there? Here is where you can buy tickets.

5. Knitting workshop in March.

Here is the March edition of our workshops. By this time the alpacas should have a lovely thick coat of fleece and spring should be in the air. Tracy will talk you through how we produce our yarn, right from the alpacas you meet to the yarn you will be knitting with! It is the true Field to Fashion process. Would you like to take part? Book your place on the March workshop right here.

6. Edinburgh Yarn Festival.

Last on the list in this round up is a brand new event for us. This will be the first time we are venturing into Scotland, and we are very excited about it. The Edinburgh Yarn Fest has its launch in 2013 and after a year to regroup they are coming back bigger and stronger in the 2015 edition. Edinburgh is a fantastic city and we can’t wait to meet lots of fabulous knitters there! We are ready, the question is, is Edinburgh ready for us?

That takes us to the end of March and to be honest we can’t quite grasp thinking about what lies beyond that just yet. One step at the time! We look forward to seeing you soon!

Kari-Helene and Tracy xx

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