Hello! I am Alice. I'm a British actress turned unique Bow Tie designer... because I love curious, creative details! At all stages of my life, I have used outfit details to express my unique personality, my beliefs, interests and as an invitation for conversation, for connection. I am a quiet extrovert, details speak for me when I can't find the words. I started wearing Ties and Suspenders as a teenager, coupled with my Cherry Red DM Boots I felt strong and proud, I felt myself. I learnt to knit as a consequence of spending so much time filming, which to an actor means lots of waiting... I have cast on and off some of my proudest pieces while in corsets, flares or faux blood stained t-shirts! My TV acting credits include; Ballot Monkeys, Jonathan Creek, Silent Witness, The Rotter's Club, Doctor Who, The Verdict, City of Vice, Outnumbered, Casualty, Doctors, Behind Closed Doors, Rough Crossings, Rose and Maloney, The Bill to name drop a few… I was knitting or learning to knit on all of these sets and more. I was soon knitting hats, socks and garments for private clients, teaching and taking commissions including for various British Knitwear Designers and labels, alongside acting. Nearly 10 years later, in 2013, I seized an opportunity to study Knitwear Design (at the infamous Knit One in Brighton) before relocating from London to Amsterdam where I set up Wool & Water and then Wool & Whiskers. My many knitting adventures created a passion for natural fibres, the knitted textile and combining the traditional craft with a modern aesthetic. I am an old soul who is inspired by both modern and classic forms of; music, film, fashion and art. All of these creative forms inspire me to create pieces anchored in heritage yet fresh in perspective. My designs are Gender Neutral and are for both a special occasion or to enhance your everyday style experience. Old school elegance with a knowing twist of humour...and yarn! Alongside knitting Bow Ties, Suspenders, Ties and Bow Tie Pins, I work as a Voice Over Actress. You can hear my voice on audio guides, adverts and phone directories to list a few of the lovely and varied jobs I get to do. I also teach knitting online so if you fancy learning to knit then here's the info and how to book your first lesson. TESTIMONIALS: "Learning how to knit with Alice was fun and insightful. She absolutely loves what she does, so her explanations and lessons make you fall in love with knitting from the very first lesson. I have knitted a scarf for my grandma straight after finishing the classes - what a pleasure it was to knit it myself and give it for her as a present!" "Alice is a dedicated, patient and fun teacher. After only three sessions, she managed us to give us the confidence to explore the knitting world by ourselves. We were complete beginners and we loved it!" "Learning how to knit with Alice was an absolute pleasure not to mention so rewarding: in just 3/4 classes you are equipped with the essential techniques to start knitting. Alice would adapt to everyone's level and personal objective with great patience and pedagogy. It was super fun and relax but at the same time, I was so happy to start making real stuffs! She also gave us so many tips like where to look online, where to buy great yarns etc. I absolutely recommend!"
BEGINNER KNITTING LESSONS - The Beginner-Intermediate Knitting Course Please note that you will need to have Lessons 1&2 skills in order to book Lessons 3&4 LESSON 1: Introduction to Yarn & Knitting, Casting On (beginning), the Knit stitch and Casting Off (finishing) LESSON 2: The Purl stitch and mixing the 2 stitches, Stockinette Stitch Pattern, Rib Stitch Pattern, Moss Stitch Pattern. Undoing Stitches LESSON 3: Colour Changing/Stripes, Beginner Colourwork, Joining New Yarn & Introduction to Yarn weights & fibres LESSON 4: Shaping Methods: 3x Increases, 3x Decreases, Introduction to Pattern Reading (this class includes 2 patterns which I send you in advance). I will ask at the start of the knitting lesson whether you would like a recording of the class which I will send you afterwards along with a follow-up email of the skills we covered. - PRIVATE 1:1 LESSONS are also available, please contact me to check availability. Should you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me - I hope to have you happily knitting in one of my lessons soon! To book or discuss further please email me: firstname.lastname@example.org SKILLS CLASSES: - Let's Get Circular: An Introduction to Circular Knitting Made yourself and your entire family a scarf and now want to add hats & socks your collection? You will need to know how to knit in the round and that is what this class will teach you. I will show you the 3 different ways to achieve tubular knitting, allowing you to experiment with whichever one suits you best. 1. How to use Circular Needles 2. Magic Loop Method 3. How to use Double Pointed Needles Please note: to attend this class you need to be proficient in Casting On, the Knit stitch and Casting Off. If you are not, please consider my Beginner Knitting Classes above.* NEEDLES and YARN REQUIRED: 1x 40cm Circular Needle + 1x 80cm Circular Needle + 1x Set of DPN Needles + 1x Ball of Yarn - Let's Talk About Socks: An Online Beginner Sock Class Fancy knitting socks but keep getting cold feet? Sign up for my 3 part online course (with knitting homework in-between lessons) and I will de-mystify this very addictive garment for you. Using a beginner sock pattern I have designed, I will start you on your cuff-down sock, walk you through your heel and gusset before helping you finish your toe. Please note: to attend this class you need to be proficient in either using DPNs or the Magic Loop method. If you need guidance with either of these please consider my Circular Knitting Class (see above). This course requires a time commitment as homework is necessary between each lesson. For that reason, lessons will be spaced out every 2 weeks. Group classes limited to 4 students max. with Private 1:1 classes available by arrangement. Each class will be recorded (assuming every student consents) and sent to you as a visual homework aid. LESSON 1: Starting the cuff down sock and leg, and my guided instructions as to how to knit the Heel Flap. Homework: completing the leg and knitting the Heel Flap. LESSON 2: Turning the Heel and starting the Gusset (this is my favorite thing to do in knitting ever). Homework: completing the Gusset and knitting the foot length. LESSON 3: Shaping the Toe and Finishing your first sock! Hooray and cue 'Footloose' for a celebratory one sock dance! All that is left is for you to do it all again to complete the pair :) *If you are a current/former student of mine please contact me for a special discounted rate. NEEDLES and YARN REQUIRED: Any Sock weight/4ply yarn (1xSkein: 350-400 metres) 2.5mm DPNs or 80cm Circular Needles 2.75mm DPNs or 80cm Circular needles A Stitch Marker (a medium safety pin will also work) As always I am happy to answer questions about materials, places to buy etc. As many of you know sock yarn is my not-so-secret addiction! Should you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me - I hope to have you happily knitting in one of my lessons soon! To book a lesson or discuss further please email me: email@example.com
Upon booking and payment I will send you a link to join me online for your agreed class.
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