knitting im-mercerie III
26th June - 2nd July 2019
(5 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS)
After the publication of her wonderful book, Ziggurat, and her sell-out event with us in 2018, the talented and ebullient, Åsa Söderman, will be returning to Les Soeurs Anglaises in 2019 to continue her instruction of her very own Ziggurat method of top down-all-in-one-everything-built-in-as-you-go knitting.. The event will offer knitters the opportunity to create their own custom fit sweater with instruction from Åsa, We invite new and returning participants (both those already familiar with Åsa's knitting technique, as well as more technically competent knitters interested in learning it) to book early for an event that always simmers with Åsa’s inspirational knitting technique, her stitching “secrets”, and fine finishing tricks!
To get you started Åsa will first demonstrate the the Ziggurat method and explain why it so adaptable. Over the following five days you will learn a whole heap of techniques and clever tricks to help you achieve perfect finishes and trims using shaping and design choices, as well as unexpected and clever uses of colour.
There will be sessions on lined seamless hems, winding provisional cast ons, 3-needle and stretchy bind offs, magic looping, pocket variations, hem variations, the perfect (it is!) button band, double cuffs, interesting ribbing and other stitch patterns, and… more! Knitters will be carefully guided through the mysteries of gauge and stitch counts to personalise a sweater pattern that really fits. She will also help to massage stitch counts and gauges into a personalised, well-fitting, Ziggurat sweater for each knitter. However, if you wish, it is also possible to just soak up and practice the multitude of techniques for your own projects.
Over the five days we will pick and choose which techniques and tricks to spend more or less time on, and there will also be opportunities for one-on-one mini sessions throughout our knitting days together.
This project is limited to 10 participants
Åsa is widely celebrated as a problem-solving knitter and designer. Her talent lies in an ability to combine knitting techniques, many of her own invention, with striking stitch patterns and Scandinavian colour combinations, worked into detailed and stunning garments. She teaches her Ziggurat technique all over Europe.
Born and raised in Sweden, Åsa now lives with her Danish husband in Germany after years in the US, UK, and lately with extended periods in Scotland.
the workshop includes:
5 days of L'Espace studio workshop with Asa
All breakfasts, lunches (except 1 on local market am), dinners and refreshments
Snacks and beverages throughout your stay
Pick-up and drop-off at arrival airport Bergerac / train station Angouleme (at allocated times)*
*Air and train fares to and from collection points in France are not included.
Travel day - you will be sent information regarding transportation to Les Soeurs Anglaises (pick-ups are generally late afternoon) from Angouleme train station and Bergerac airport. Welcome, Meet + Greet dinner at the house.
Introduction to L'Espace Studio and project with Asa. Ongoing discussions throughout the day to help with launching participants’ individual "stories."
Work on individual knitting projects continues
Continued work in L'Espace studio and dinner at a local French restaurant, or Gourmet Dinner at the Maison de Maître.
Optional visit to local brocante followed by individual continued work on knitting projects in the studio
Finishing projects in the studio with Asa.. "Show and Tell" of participants' work.
Brunch followed by departures before lunch.
Please note: THIS IS A PROSPECTIVE ITINERARY. IT IS SUBJECT TO MODEST MODIFICATIONS, DEPENDENT ON LOCAL WEATHER, NEW OPPORTUNITIES AND THE WISHES OF THE WORKSHOP LEADER
Pricing for 5 night/6 day workshops
A: Luxury double bedroom en suite (single occupancy) : 3088€
B: Luxury double bedroom en suite (shared occupancy): 2500€
C: Standard twin bedroom with shared bathroom (single occupancy): 2500€
D: Standard twin bedroom with shared bathroom (shared occupancy): 2100€
For the Knitting Im-Mercerie Workshop III we require a 560€ non-refundable deposit to secure a booking, the full balance being payable two months prior to the start of the workshop.