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Be Inspired by Jane Afghan Series


Welcome to a series of monthly knitting workshops by inspirational creative Guru, Jane Renton.

Jane has been sewing and knitting ever since she was a young child, sewing her own clothes and knitting jerseys for longer than she can remember. Handwork is a passion of Jane’s and she loves colour, pattern and design. For her, the process of creating is therapy. Jane is a renowned Knit teacher and she is also an award winning quilter. To have Jane travel to teach us once a month is an honor.

Together with Be Inspired, Jane will lead you through the process of knitting your own afghan, which using the yarns we have put together for you, will create a family heirloom.

There will be approximately 20 blocks to make up an afghan 100cm x 80 cm (but of course you can always make more than the 20 blocks and grow it BIGger)

Techniques include:

Reading a knitting graph , Mitred square – joining 4 together, Cable knitting, Intarsia, Fair Isle (simple design of 2 colours only and grid design involving weaving behind), Various ribbing stitches, Brioche, Knitting with beads, Linen stitch, Entrelac, Slipped stitch, Lace (Also blocking the piece), Overlaid knitting, Finished edge/icord

Each month, starting on Saturday February 23rd, we will work together on a pattern, with tea and cake included. You will receive an encapsulated A5 pattern card and/or chart to work on together, and an additional pattern will be emailed to you to work on at home for additional practice (read Joy!)

There will be a choice between two different yarn packs. Click on the drop down menu below to see the photograph of the yarn and to read the description of the two different packs. Both packs are discounted by 10% especially for the workshop, and we have carefully selected the yarns and colours. Although packs may vary slightly, they will all be of the highest quality and will stick to this jewel like colour selection. The main difference is that the Deluxe Mixology pack contains a lot of local hand dyed merinos as well as imported yarns, whereas the Premier pack contains Scheepjes cotton blends.

As you are signing up for 10 workshops, we have worked out a special rate. As such, we would need the course to be paid either upfront, or in a maximum of 4 instalments, the first being upon booking.  Payments need to be made by EFT only and using your order number. Instalment 2 would then be due in April, 3 in June and 4 in August. Please drop me an email if you are desperate to start but need to make an arrangement for the first payment.

Jane and I so look forward to inspiring you on this new adventure!

Pssstttt! we know it’s short notice but we had lots to work out so for everyone who signs up this weekend there will be a free I Make Awesome Things Tote waiting for you at your first class 🙂

Venue: Be Inspired Deck, 18 Msinsi Road, Kloof, KZN

Date: Starts Saturday 23rd February, 9-12 noon

Price: equates to R395 for Deluxe and R348 for Premier (ALL inclusive: tuition, pattern card, bonus pattern, refreshments, and gorgeous yarn)



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Additional information

Yarn Pack

Deluxe Mixology, Premier Cotton Blend