Was ich mit der Überschrift meine? Nun, ich meine es gibt so ne Strick-Koryphäen und solche… wunderbare Menschen (meistens Frauen) oder umsatzorientierte Damen, die aus wenig einen großen Bohai machen (ich nenne keine Namen, aber wer mich kennt weiß wenn ich meinen könnte).

Eine der netten, großartigen Lehrerinnen ist Hazel Tindall. Und wenn ihr auch immer das Attribut „world’s fastest knitter“ anhängt, ich meine sie hat andere Qualitäten: sie strickt unglaublich tolle Dinge und sie kann prima unterrichten.

Ich habe zwar keinen Kurs bei ihr gehabt, aber ich habe ihre DVD „The Fine Art of Shetland Knitting“ und es immer wieder eine Freude, den Film zu schauen. Jetzt hat sie eine neue DVD veröffentlicht: „50 Tipps for Shetland Knitters“  und das wäre doch was für den Wunschzettel, meine ich.

Ihre Webseite: www.hazeltindall.com und der direkte Link zu ihren DVDs dort: www.hazeltindall.com/dvd

Deshalb zeige ich hier die Trailer der beiden DVDs… Viel Freude daran!

Fair Isle Knitting with Hazel Tindall
Genre: Lernen/Training
Dauer: 2 Stunden 53 Minuten
Verfügbarkeit: Weltweit

Aus dem Klappentext, sofern man bei DVDs von Klappentext sprechen kann:

There are a lot of places to get knitting lessons.
But very few opportunities to learn from the worlds fastest knitter, Hazel Tindall.
Not every video gives you clear shots of the knitters hands.
Hazel starts with the basics of casting on and working knit and purl stitches. You are shown, step by step. how to knit a seamless Fair Isle cardigan from start to finish, and discover that the overall construction isn’t difficult.
Easily learn at your own pace with this instructional download made in Shetland .
Download your free pattern to accompany this video from hazeltindall.com

 

50 Tips for Shetland Knitters
Over 3.5 Hours of Essential Knitting Tips
from Hazel Tindall and Elizabeth Johnston

Genre: Mode, Lernen/Training
Dauer: 3 Stunden 34 Minuten
Verfügbarkeit: Weltweit

Und wieder der DVD-Klappentext:

There are a lot of places to get knitting lessons and workshops but very few opportunities to learn from two expert Shetland knitters, Hazel Tindall and Elizabeth Johnston.

Hazel and Elizabeth were born and brought up in Shetland. They grew up watching knitters who needed to knit quickly to produce high quality knitwear for sale. Between them they have about 120 years of knitting experience.

At workshops they are often asked the same questions, for example “can you show us how you knit”, “how do you hold the yarn”, “how do you hold the needles”, “how do you knit with two colours”? Demonstrating in response to the questions can be done for only a few people at a time which eats into the workshop time. Consequently they decided to put together a film firstly to answer the frequently asked questions, then added other useful information which it is not possible to include in a three hour workshop. This film runs for over 3½ hours, and contains only relevant material for the knitter who wants to know more and learn different ways of achieving perfection.

This film gives you clear shots of the knitters’ hands as they work their magic with needles and yarn, and there is almost certain to be at least one new thing to learn (as they made the film, both Elizabeth and Hazel learned from each other)

Das Video kann man kaufen und herunterladen bei VIMEO.