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I run and co-run various  groups and workshops for knitters, embroiderers and crocheters and will soon be introducing sewing ones too.

I also provide 1-2-1 tuition at £20 per hour.

Contact me for more information - enquiries@therovingyarn.co.uk

Stitch and Knit, Petham Village Hall

Term-timeThursdays 2-4pm 

This is an established and very friendly group with some attending every week, others once in a while when they are free. All crafters welcome. Lots of help provided for beginners plus tea/coffee and biscuits. Knitting materials available to buy. Bitesize tuition slots. £5


Want to learn to knit or crochet?Pop into C&H Fabrics, Canterbury as I am  going to be running  workshops there in 2016 - leave your details in the Knitting department.

I am also running workshfftops for intermediate knitters at The Yarn Dispensary in Faversham later in 2016 - see the events page.

 Lacy Leaf Wrap


large julia

The downloadable pattern for this luxurious wrap is now available on ravelry.com - you don’t need to be a member to buy it. Full written and charted instructions are given plus advice on adding beads (it really is simple) and how to block your finished wrap, which turns your wrap into a very professional-looking piece of knitting.

Shawl patterns are also available through ravelry. Choose either the Canterbury Bells or  Margaret's Garden.

sock workshop 1

Possible Workshops:

  • Intarsia
  • Entrelac
  • Fair Isle - 2 handed
  • Cables
  • Easy Lace - learn to read a chart etc
  • Lace Beaded Shawlettes (see below)
  • Simple Socks (see below)
  • Beaded Bags
  • Design your own lace scarf / shawl 
  • Finishing techniques
  • Various cast on and offs.

 Others can be arranged.

 Embroidery Workshops

  • Mountmellick work
  • Crewel Work
  • Hardanger
  • Design a Sampler










 "If you can find time, then do go. I went to the last, unable to read charts and scared of knitting lace, and now I can’t stop! Plus they’re a lovely group of ladies, very welcoming (I didn’t know anyone there at first), and you’ll end up with a beautiful shawl. " (Rebecca)

We have been running workshops for 6 years and are happy to arrange any for your group on the following topics. Each knitting workshop includes a project supported by a pattern and information sheets. Please check the events page for dates in 2016.

The Beaded Lace Shawlette workshop is always popular.

The tam from the Stranded Knitting (Fair Isle) Workshop, knitted by Pam, a previous participant.

Pams beret




The hotwater bottle cover from the Intarsia Workshop.

 intarsia ted

Shawl or Wrap Kits and other knitting kits are sometimes available in my etsy shop or contact me if you can't see what you want. 


All colours on website are as accurate as possible but everyone's computer may show them slightly different. If colours are not what you want, returns are accepted as long as in pristine and smoke-free condition.  


Please email enquiries@therovingyarn.co.uk to be added to our mailing list or if you want further information.


What a lovely email I received recently. 

Hi Rowan, just wanted you to know I have been visiting a friend today, and actually helping her with her knitting. She was having problems with the pattern and also I had to show her some basic skills, stitches for example.

The reason for this email is to say thank you, as I surprised myself that I was capable of this, I actually taught her how to understand the pattern and I wrote it out as you did for me a while back if you remember. Yes, I want you to know you have succeeded with this pupil, you have really taught me so much and given me the confidence to actually help another person.

You really need to know this, your teaching skills are brilliant you have taught me a great deal and I really appreciate you and your skills.

Thank you Chris P x