- Oct 07
Time3 hour workshop
- 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thrummed Mittens – Lynne Pascoe
Maximum participants: 30
These warm mittens use a technique that goes back hundreds of years. Come join us and learn how to make traditional thrummed mittens. They will keep your hands toasty on cold winter days.
This workshop is suitable for knitters who can cast on, cast off, rib, and can circular knit.
Yarn will be provided.
1 set each of 3.5 mm and 4 mm double pointed needles. Stitch markers. A bodkin. A pair of scissors. A square block of wood 3 1/2″ wide & 3 1/2″ long (tongue and groove wood works best if you can find a piece).
Tickets are non-refundable except in limited circumstances as described in the Purchase Policy.
Lynne Pascoe has been a hand knitter since childhood, a machine knitter for almost fifty years, and a teacher since her teens. A lifelong love of knitting led to the opening of a cottage industry in the beautiful Margaree Valley of Cape Breton Island. Training local knitters, developing patterns, and researching traditional ways of knitting have become the cornerstones of Sheep’s Clothing.
In 2000 Lynne fell in love with the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia and purchased the oldest house in Ship Harbour where she now lives and has a knitting studio. Her love of old houses is coupled with her love of historic clothing and Sheep’s Clothing has, as its focus, traditional knitwear and reproductions of historic clothing for living history museums, reenactors, and the film industry.
Lynne develops patterns from samples, photographs, or descriptions, and produces a prototype for each item which is then individually crafted either by hand or machine.
Her affinity for knitting and bicycles has been featured at The Old School Gathering Place, The Deanery Project, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia in the show 2 Wheelers, and at the Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design in the Children’s show I Spy. “Young Nessie”, developed for the I Spy gallery show, is now on display in her studio in Ship Harbour.
Lynne also teaches hand and machine knitting in person, and on-line since Covid has restricted in person classes. She is always willing to discuss techniques and tricks when you come to visit, so bring your knitting along and pull up a chair.
373 East Big Intervale Road
North East Margaree, NS
Tel: (902) 248-2059