At Countess Ablaze, we know how to throw a good Northern party! Keep an eye out here for what's coming up. Not been to the dye studio before? Read this page for parking and accessibility information.
KNIT GROUP: Every Saturday afternoon in the studio, 1-3pm. No need to book, just turn up. £2 each for lots of refreshments. Knitters and crocheters are most welcome. This is one of the most thriving knit groups in Manchester. We have a lovely relaxed vibe, just plunk your money in the honesty box and help yourself to refreshments; the group is far too big for the Countess to personally serve everybody. Please note that this is an adult group.
GREAT SWINTON SEWING BEE (KEEPERS QUILT) : DATE TO BE CONFIRMED
A party to sew together all the puffs collected for the Hexipuff Amnesty, organised by Shinybees (listen to episode 100).
SATURNALIA : SATURDAY 10TH DECEMBER 2016
HAT CLINIC AND TRUNK SHOW WITH WOOLLY WORMHEAD : SATURDAY 19TH NOVEMBER 2016
Meet Woolly and her plethora of amazing hats. She'll be answering questions and queries about your hat knitting problems. This is an open event, just turn up!
AN AFTERNOON WITH WOOLLY WORMHEAD : SUNDAY 20TH NOVEMBER 2016
A workshop with esteemed designer Woolly Wormhead who will take us through The Anatomy of a Sideways Hat. This is a ticketed event and places are limited.
TRUNK SHOW WITH RUSTY FERRET: SATURDAY 29TH OCTOBER 2016
Come to fondle Leona-Jayne's hand dyed yarn range Rusty Ferret as she travels down from her own yarn shop, Fluph, in Dundee. The perfect way to celebrate Halloween. This is an open event, just turn up!
TRUNK SHOW & BIRTHDAY PARTY WITH THE LITTLE GREY GIRL : SATURDAY 8TH OCTOBER 2016
We celebrated The Little Grey Girl's first birthday as we invited Gem to the studio with her stylish project bags and notions.
TRUNK SHOW WITH NORTHERN YARN : SATURDAY 1ST OCTOBER 2016
We invited Kate of Northern Yarn to the studio, bringing an array of British breed yarns.
AN EVENING WITH ALITZAH GRANT : SATURDAY 10TH SEPTEMBER 2016
Alitzah taught a workshop on Design a Hap (Faroese style Shawl).Alizah is an experienced teacher, a blogger and designer and previously worked at Rowan. She also has an online store which she brought for a trunk show on the day, Of Blithe Spirit.
AN EVENING WITH LOUISE TILBROOK : SATURDAY 16TH JULY 2016
Tickets sold out within 24 hours for this advanced sock knitting workshop with Louise Tilbrook. Here we learned about afterthought heels and different types of cast offs for cuffs, whilst boozing and feasting into the evening.
YARN SHOP DAY : Saturday 30th April 2016
In conjunction with Let's Knit magazine, The Campaign For Wool and British Wool Marketing Board, Countess Ablaze invited BritYarn for a trunk show to celebrate the beauty of British wool. Over 120 people passed through the doors.
SATURNALIA : Saturday 12th December 2015
Celebrating the winter solstice Roman style, this was a ticketed sell-out event of 30 people who knitted, crocheted, feasted and drank the night away. As a charitable event, £600 was raised for Mustard Tree, a Manchester charity helping the homeless and the marginalised.
OPEN STUDIO 2014: Saturday 13th December 2014
The first Countess Ablaze event, in the old industrial unit studio.