We are absolutely delighted to announce that talented designer Marie Greene will be giving her first UK appearance at Nottingham Yarn Expo. Marie Greene (aka Olive Knits) is a knitwear designer from the Pacific Northwest of the United States. She designs wearable, classic styles with modern features that are fun to knit, but - most importantly - are easy to wear. Marie is inspired by the architecture and her home near the Oregon Coast.

Marie loves seamless sweaters as she is enamoured by their efficiency and portability. She visualizes a design based on pieces that she wants in her closet – pieces she believes you might want in YOUR closet – and she translates them into a process that makes them a joy to create. 

Marie has taught her very popular classes throughout the United States and it is these that she has chosen to teach in Nottingham.

You can find Marie at www.oliveknits.com 


The Sweater Whisperer Workshop with Olive Knits

Saturday 11th November, 9:00am until 12 noon

Knit a sweater that fits – every time! We'll demystify sweater knitting as we tackle the most common obstacles that stand between you and the sweaters you want to wear.  

You'll learn:

• Common mistakes that affect fit and how to prevent them

• How fiber choice changes results

• How to knit for your body shape – and make subtle modifications along the way

• How to make sense of gauge (and anticipate when it might not tell the truth)

• The art of shaping and ease

• How to choose the right length, size and ease for your body and style

• How to read between the lines in a pattern (before you start)

• And more!

In addition you will receive printed resources to use during class, sweater samples you can try on, online resources that you can access from home to refresh what you learned after class and a free Olive Knits digital pattern download.

Please note: you will need a valid market place ticket for the day of the workshop.

£45.00

  • Available

The Pick Up Artist Workshop with Olive Knits

Sunday 12th November, 9:00am until 12 noon

Frustrated with wonky button bands? Nervous about necklines? Never again! Learn Marie's unique tricks for crisp, tidy button bands and beautiful necklines. You'll fall in love with these techniques and will be amazed at how versatile and useful they are – even beyond sweater knitting. This class is full of practical, hands-on skills that will completely revolutionize the way you knit garments.  

You'll learn:

• A completely new way to pick up for perfect button bands that don't flop, sag or tug

• Three neckline techniques that will dramatically improve your sweater finishing

• Mind the gap! How to prevent (and fix) underarm gap

• Artful ribbing tricks that will give you professional results 

• How to get crisp, straight lines where you pick up – even on a graduated edge

• And more!

In addition you will receive printed resources to use during class, sweater samples you can try on, online resources that you can access from home to refresh what you learned after class and a free Olive Knits digital pattern download.

Please note: you will need a valid market place ticket for the day of the workshop.

£45.00

  • Available