Sunday, October 22, 2006

Beaded Star

Today I went over to Yarn in Beeston to the "Beaded Star" workshop with Debbie Abrahams.
The shop was, as usual, totally fab and stuffed full of yummy yarn.

"Beaded Star" involved making a little bag, with an intarsia design on one side (the other side is striped) involving squares and with some beading too, to make a star shape on the inner square. So it was a great introduction to both intarsia and beading. I hadn't tried beading before, and had had only one slightly disastrous attempt at intarsia.

Lunch was, again, very tasty. Spinach flan with pine nuts on top, cous cous salad and tomatoes, followed by fruit kebabs.

And plenty of time to wander around the shop admiring the yarn and flipping through pattern books. I bought 4 balls of Rowan 4ply soft from the sale basket.

And there was a pear cake with toffee sauce and cream during the afternoon!

I got about halfway through the intarsia and beaded panel during the workshop, but now feel much more confident about both techniques.


And the cake was very tasty too!

9 comments:

Mary Anne said...

ooh, you have so many exciting yarn adventures! I love the beaded intarsia panel you have knit and the colours you chose. The food photos were yummy too.

dreamcatcher said...

Looks like an excellent workshop, and look at that lovely food - especially the cake :-D

Rain said...

It looks like you had a fantastic time. The shop looks fabulous. I can't wait to see your completed project as the bit you've shown looks stunning.

Seahorse said...

Looks and sounds great!

Piglottie said...

Lovely food, great project - your star is looking great! I love following your yarn adventures!

KnitYoga said...

Looks like it was a real fun course and the cake looks nice, too!

acrylik said...

The workshop sounds excellent and I love how your bag is turning out - looking forward to seeing it finished!

Silvia said...

It looks like a great workshop..for the food alone!!!!!!! The Intrasia Panel looks lovely hope you'll show us the finished Item

nanatoo said...

Ooh, how much do I want that lunch, and it's only 7.40am! The class sounds absolutely great, I want to see your bag, it'll be lovely.