October, November and December are extremely busy times for us here at Toft Alpaca Shop. We love the build up to the big C word although it often means seeing the inside of numerous hotel rooms as we travel the length and bredth of the country with our alpaca yarn, knitting kits, knitting patterns and alpaca knitwear.
Not only does the Toft UK tour ramp up at this time of year but so do the craft workshops and this year they are not only held here at Toft Manor in the West Midlands!
For those in the south of the country we are visiting The Vyne in Basingstoke, Hampshire on Friday 17th November for two mini versions of our felt decorations workshop when we'll make one bauble together and you'll take home a kit to make two more. The Vyne is always a beautiful location and even more so at Christmas when it brims over with festiveness! Visit the National Trust website for more details and to book your place on either the morning or afternoon knitting and felting sessions held by the open log fire - lush!
Whilst at the farm in the coming months we have the following courses to look foward to:
- Felted Advent Calendar Workshop - Friday 11th November, when we'll be showing you how to make little felt alpaca booties which can used as an advent calendar to use year on year.
- Christmas Stocking Sock Knitting Workshop - Friday 9th December will bust all those sock knitting myths including the kitchener stitch and turning a heel by which time you'll be able to knit a pair of socks or a Christmas stocking with some exclusive red alpaca yarn.
- The last of our workshops before Christmas is the ever popular Felt Decorations Workshop - Saturday 17th December. There are limited places left on all these workshops but if you get in touch quick we should be able to fit you in.