Fiona Ellis: Experimenting with Colourwork and Fair Isle

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Fiona Ellis: Experimenting with Colourwork and Fair Isle


Fiona Ellis is a knitwear designer with an eye for colour! She'll take you on a journey to help you have the confidence and experience to invent your own colour story. It's a rewarding experience; not to be missed!

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What It's All About

Working with colour can be so much fun! And dreaming up your own colour story is very rewarding. In this workshop we will look at colour theory and apply it to knitting. Using the colour palette from RCY Epic yarn you will experiment independently with Fiona’s guidance to see what happens when you introduce a new colour palette to Fiona’s Rosalind pattern. For students who are unsure of how to work the Fair Isle /stranded  method instruction will be given. River City Yarns will provide a beautiful yarn colour palette for each participant.

About Fiona Ellis

Fiona Ellis is a graduate of DeMontfort University (England) with a degree in fashion knitwear design. Her designs are available in leading magazine publications including on-line at Twist Collective. She is the author of Inspired Cable Knits, Knitspiration Journal and Inspired Fair Isle Knits as well as three exclusive designs for River City Yarns: Lucky Mitts, Rosalind and Top Shelf Toppers. You can find out what she is currently doing at—check out her blog post on the 9th of each month. 

Please Bring:

  • 4.5 and 5.0mm knitting needles
  • Knitter's tool kit (scissors, measuring tape)
  • Notebook/paper and pencil

Skill Level

Advanced Beginner: you can follow a pattern and written directions and you've completed a number of projects on your own. Now you are ready to start adding to your technical skill set and you learn best "by doing".


  • 3 hours of instruction with a colour expert;
  • an Epic Colourwork Kit (of yarn); and
  • an exclusive workshop pattern!

Other important info that you should know about...

  • You have to pay the registration fee in advance to hold your seat. You can pay online or call the store at 780-477-9276 to make a payment over the phone.

  • This workshop may be held on our mezzanine level which is roomy but only accessible by stairs. If you have mobility issues and can't manage the stairs, please contact Cynthia:

  • Cancellations? We know you have every intention of coming, but life happens, so we need a cancellation policy, and this is it: 

    • If you cancel 7 days (or more) prior to your workshop date, we will refund your registration fee less a $25 administration & service fee. 
    • No refunds will be made if you have to cancel less than 7 days before your class is scheduled to begin. If you are unable to attend, you may ask a friend to take your place.
    • If minimum enrolment is not met we reserve the right to cancel the class. A full refund of your registration fee will be given should this situation arise. 
  • Questions, comments, concerns, suggestions? Please contact
  • Private group or individual sessions are also available. For information please Cynthia (see above).