Have a go at being a designer with Angharad Thomas

Tutor: Anghrad Thomas
Craft: Hand Knitting, Crochet, Machine Knitting
Experience: Beginner / Intermediate / Advanced
Summary: This workshop will be a fun, hands on introduction to designing your own textiles – these might be garments, blankets, or any knitted or crocheted item. You will need a picture, or pictures, for your inspiration, some plain paper, coloured pencils if you have them, and any bits or scraps of yarn you may have. You will use the time to think about what you want to make, how you would make it, colours, who it for … and so on.



Sketches, yarn and pencils
Photo credit: Angharad Thomas

Try your hand at designing in a relaxed and fun workshop. Don’t be alarmed by the idea of using coloured pencils or pictures and a sketch pad! Think of it as grown up Blue Peter! Bring as much or as little as you want in the line of materials – I will bring some basics too. 

Selloptape or glue stick might be useful, also scissors 

Most of all, collect yarns that you might want to use as they will guide what you think up. Perhaps a bit of stash busting at the same time? 

If you have any sketch books or scrap books with ideas, feel free to bring them (if you want).

About the tutor

Photo of Angharad Thomas
Photo credit: Angharad Thomas

Designer, maker and researcher, Angharad also volunteers in the KCG Collection. 

Angharad is the author of A Knitter’s Guide to Gloves published 2023 by Crowood Press.

Instagram @angharadt

Ravelry angharadt

Internet https://knittinggloves.wordpress.com/

Skills required

Suitable for all abilities.


No preparation required.

What to bring

Please bring:

  • A4 paper, plain white 
  • Post cards and or pictures from magazines, or printouts from phone pics 
  • Coloured pencils (if you have them – borrow from children/grandchildren) 
  • Scraps of yarns, especially from stash or yarns you may want to use. 

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