Lapwing Collar hand knitwear design by Alice Starmore for Virtual Yarns
Lapwing Collar hand knitwear design by Alice Starmore for Virtual Yarns
Alice Starmore Artist & Textile Designer
Alice Starmore Scottish Hand Knittwear Yarns and Designs
Alice Starmore Scottish Hand Knittwear Yarns and Designs

Video Classes

Thanks to 21st century technology, from my home on the Isle of Lewis I can teach globally on a broad spectrum of textile topics. For example –

• How to knit with a knitting belt.
• How to knit a Celtic-style knot.
• How to knit, cut and finish a stranded-colour design.

It also allows me to take you out into the Hebridean landscape to see my inspirations, and gives me the means to provide creatively experimental tutorials. For example, I can show in real-time, step-by step, exactly how I create my knitted and felted buttons and beads and how I designed and made fanciful feather collars based on the costumes I designed for Glamourie.

Knitters often underestimate their own capabilities and think that extraordinary or complex designs are beyond their reach. Video demonstrations bridge that confidence gap. I can now be filmed making all the key aspects of a particular design from start to finish so the knitter will have me virtually working at their side as they knit the design.

The Lapwing hand knitwear design by Alice Starmore from Virtual Yarns
The Lapwing hand knitwear design by Alice Starmore from Virtual Yarns
The Lapwing hand knitwear design by Alice Starmore from Virtual Yarns
The Lapwing hand knitwear design by Alice Starmore from Virtual Yarns
The Lapwing hand knitwear design by Alice Starmore from Virtual Yarns
The Lapwing hand knitwear design by Alice Starmore from Virtual Yarns
Alice Starmore Artist & Textile Designer
The Damselfly hand knitwear design by Alice Starmore from the book Glamourie
The Damselfly hand knitwear design by Alice Starmore from the book Glamourie

In the Stranded Knitting Tutorial, I make a Damselfly cardigan from Glamourie to demonstrate the essential techniques –

• How to knit the patterns with two colours in the round.
• How to cast on, knit and make steeks at straight and shaped openings.
• How to pick up and work textured coloured borders
• How to cut and finish the steeks.

These same techniques apply to all of my stranded-colour designs and so this video serves as a tutorial for each and every one of them.

Sulaire Shawl hand knitwear design by Alice Starmore from Virtual Yarns