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These pages contain photographs of Erica at some of many Machine Knitting Shows she attends in the UK and also at some of Knitting Clubs she has visited.

1 Day Overlocker Workshop at Metropolitan, Cheshire, November 2001.

Erica and the class

Some students hard at work!

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Edinburgh Knit, Stitch and Creative Craft Show - October 2001

Erica's Stand
Erica's Stand

Erica demonstrates her tassel kit.
Erica demonstrates her tassel kit.

A crowd gathers at Erica's stand
A crowd gathers at Erica's stand

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Erica's Stand at the Selsdon Machine Knitting Show, July 2000.

Erica's stand at the Selsdon Show 2000  

Erica's Stand at the Just Knitting Show, Thornbury, July 2000.

Erica at the 'Just Knitting Show', Thornbury  

A one day Tassel Workshop, Mytholmroyd, October 2000.

The Mytholmroyd knitters with their finished Tassels.
The Mytholmroyd knitters with their finished Tassels.

Spraying the Tassel form with glue.
Spraying the Tassel form with glue.

Wrapping yarn round the sticky Tassel forms.
Wrapping yarn round the sticky Tassel forms.

Knitting the Tassel skirt.
Knitting the Tassel skirt.

 

A one day Sewing Workshop, Broadway Knitting Club, November 2000.

The class hard at work on the sewing samples
The class hard at work on the sewing samples

More sewing, more concentration!
More sewing, more concentration!

The Broadway knitting club enjoying a well deserved lunch.
The Broadway knitting club enjoying a well deserved lunch.  

Erica at her stand in Nottingham 2000, just before the show opens.

Erica's stand at the Nottingham Show 2000

The crowds gather at Erica's stand.

Customers visting Erica's stand at the Nottingham Show 2000

 
Erica's stand at the October 1999, Bury Machine Knitting Show, Lancashire, UK.
Erica's stand at the Bury Show 1999

Erica demonstrating one of her techniques to the show visitors.
Customers visting Eric's stand at the 1999 Bury Show
 

A one day Tassel Workshop, Undy Yarns, November 2000.

Erica's students proudly showing their finished tassels.
Erica's students proudly showing their finished tassels.

Making the tassel skirt on the knitting machine
Making the tassel skirt on the knitting machine

Covering the tassel shape with yarn
Covering the tassel shape with yarn  

Silk Butterfly Silk Butterfly Throw

I designed these throws for one of my customers who likes butterflies. The above throw is knitted in an industrial fine acrylic yarn in a full needle rib. I bought the fringe from one of the knitting shows and then hand painted a length of silk to match the pink, purple, orange and green. I then made 22 appliqué butterflies with padded bodies in 4 different shapes. I used a clever technique which allowed me to attach the butterflies by the body only, leaving the wings to "flap". This is described in detail in my book "Sewing Sampler"

Lace Butterfly Close UpLace Butterfly Throw

This throw is knitted in an industrial 4 ply yarn with a viscose thread running through which gives a bit of sparkle. It was designed using Designaknit and knitted on my 950i. I began with a mesh lace background and overlaid butterfly shapes in stocking stitch. I then added a few lace flower details on the wings. After pressing, I used my sewing machine to couch silver yarn round the butterfly and create antennae. The frill was knitted on my pink Passap and steamed very carefully into evenly placed gathers. Gold trim was added to trim the outer edge and hide the join between the throw and the frill.  

 
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