It sounds musical but Thrumming has nothing to do with stringed instruments. It has to do with string of a sort -- the wool variety! Thrumming a knitted item involves incorporating roving (unspun fleece) into a piece of knitting to make a lovely cosy fabric.
Originally 'thrum' referred to short bits yarn leftover from weaving. Weavers would use the thrums for stuffing items like pillows and later for making hats and mittens warmer. These thrums caught and frayed quite easily though so knitters evolved the technique to use roving instead to make lovely cosy items like hats, gloves and, for the more ambitious, jackets or even blankets.
We will be running a workshop on Saturday 2 February to teach knitters how to thrum. We will provide the materials to make a thrummed mug cosy with materials and patterns available to buy to make bigger projects.
The workshops runs from 10.30 am till 1 pm and costs £35.00 including materials for the cosy. Just click on the picture to link to the booking page.
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