Workshops and Events

Janice has been teaching workshops for many years. Recently her workshops have involved collaboration with her partner in crime, Aurelie, who advises on workshop content, layout and technical editing.

If you are interested in any of the following workshops please contact the individual yarn store for further details.

If you are interested in holding a workshop in your own yarn store, knit group, etc, please get in touch for a full class schedule.


Steeking Brilliant!

Wool for Ewe, Saturday 27th May, 2017

The Woolly Brew, Sunday 11th June, 2017

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A steek is wee bridge of stitches placed over an opening point,  between the fronts of a cardigan, the division point of a ‘V’ neck or the start of armhole. A steek allows the knitter to keep working in the round without interruption. Once the knitting is complete, the steek is cut, reinforced and “Ta-Da!”, you have an opening!

Class content

Working together from Janice’s Mabel McTavish Mug Cosy design, we will learn how to work a simple steek, tackle continental knitting and discuss how the use of both hands for colour work can improve your stranded knitting technique while working in the round.

Skill Level

Experience of working in the round is an advantage.


Finishing Techniques

Wool for Ewe, Saturday 10th June, 2017

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Suited to both new and more experienced knitters, Finishing Techniques will help ensure your knitting sheds that ‘homemade’ look. If you avoid sewing up or feel disappointed with the finish of your projects, this workshop is for you!

Class Content

Garment fit, understanding and adjusting tension, blocking, mattress stitch, shaping techniques, short-row shaping, picking up stitches, buttonholes and many more tips and techniques.

Skill level

You must be confident with knit and purl stitches and be able to follow written pattern instructions.


Improve your Finishing Techniques 1

The Glen Gallery, Friday 11th August, 2017

The Glen Gallery, Saturday 12th August, 2017

48 Fenagh Rd, Cullybackey, Ballymena, County Antrim

Tel:  028 2588 0354

New workshop for Autumn 2017 – Designed for those who have enjoyed Finishing Techniques but who wish to cover some techniques in more depth.

  • the importance of gauge (tension) and how to adjust it.
  • how to block different fibres and projects successfully.
  • we will discuss garment fit, and how to access the tools to help you achieve a custom fit based on your level of skill.
  • learn how to use mattress stitch to join different seams, stitch patterns and button bands.
  • try new cast-on and cast-off methods, and discuss where best to use them.

The Auld Woolly Alliance  

Perth Festival of Yarn, Sunday 10th September, 2017

French and Scottish Sheep Meet for First Time - Comic/Drawing

– You’re French, aren’t you?

We will be taking a stand at Perth Festival of Yarn this year, a new adventure for The Auld Woolly Alliance! Although intimidated by the challenge ahead, we are very much looking forward to trying something new and meeting some lovely woolly-fibre folks.

What’s on show?

A selection of printed patterns and design samples from The Auld Woolly Alliance duo, Aurelie colas and Janice Anderson.

Woolly Alliance Knit-kits using Jamieson’s of Shetland yarn.

And some surprises too!