Workshops 2018

To book onto any of our workshops please contact the store on 01603 927034.

Crochet - with Sue Maton

Saturday 13th January - Beginners Crochet. Aimed at the beginner, this is a morning workshop which covers the basics of holding the hook and yarn, reading a pattern and working the basic stitches such as chains, doubles and trebles. 10-1pm £30 inc materials.

Now Full

Saturday 10th March - Beginners Crochet. Aimed at the beginner, this is a morning workshop which covers the basics of holding the hook and yarn, reading a pattern and working the basic stitches such as chains, doubles and trebles. 10-1pm £30 inc materials

Now Full

Saturday 24th March - Beyond the Basics. If you have done the beginners crochet class, or if you already know the basics and are ready for the next step this is the class for you.

You will learn how to create decorative stitches such as clusters and popcorns and then apply these to beautiful  crochet squares and flowers.
We will look more closely at crochet symbols, and how to read them and by the end of the class you will be more confident in your ability to read and follow crochet charts and diagrams. 1.30-4.30pm £30 inc materials

3 places available

 

Saturday 24th March - Folklore Crochet Along
In this four part series of  ‘crochet along’ workshops you will be making your own gorgeous version of The Mercerie's beautiful Folklore Shawl
Throughout the course you will cover a wide range of stitches and techniques which you will be able to apply to future projects with confidence and skill – and you will also have you own fabulous finished shawl to treasure.
Subjects covered will include:

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  • Choosing a personal colour palette 
  • Working a range of crochet stitches.
  • Reading crochet stitch diagrams.
  • Making crochet flowers.
  • 'Join as you go' techniques.
  • How to fill the gaps with flowers.
  • Blocking and finishing

You will choose your own colours from a range of gorgeous Yarn Stories DK wool  from Norfolk Yarn, so you know that the finished product will be utterly gorgeous!
Each class will be tailored to individual abilities and will be informal, informative and lots of fun.
You don’t need to be an experienced crocheter to do this course but  knowing the basics would be an advantage. You will learn ‘on the job’ and quickly build up your skills throughout this unique course.

Now full. 10-1pm on Saturday 24th March, 28th April, 26th May and 30th June. £135 which covers all tuition and 10 balls of yarn to complete your shawl.
 

Saturday 3rd March - Colour Workshop Sue Maton is running a day workshop on Working with Colour.

Do you love fashion, textiles or interior design - but tend to ‘play safe’ with colours you are familiar with? Or perhaps you avoid certain colours because you associate them with negative experiences.

I can show you how, with a few simple rules, you can gain colour confidence and create stunning combinations for your textiles – and any other area of your life that needs a colour overhaul!

The day will include:
'Hands on' painting sessions enabling you to fully understand, and enjoy, the creation of a colour wheel.
Demystifying colour terminology  and the relationship between hues.
How to generate exciting colour harmonies by following, and breaking, 'the rules'
Creating yarn combinations and unique colour palettes for your textile projects.
Understanding the significance of proportion.
Insights into the psychology and symbolisms surrounding colour.
A kick start into your own colour journaling.
By the end of this workshop you will have the skills to evaluate colours more
effectively and feel more confident in how you explore and apply colour in your own work.

Additional Information.

All materials and equipment will be supplied. We will use high quality brushes, paper and water based paints.
You will also be supplied with a journal to keep your notes and experiments in.

We will be working with water based paints so you may need to bring  a painting shirt or wear appropriate clothing.

We will have a 30 minute break for lunch

 Light refreshments will be provided but please bring your own lunch with you, or you may choose to visit one of the fabulous local delis and takeaways in the Norwich Lanes.

Now full, 10-4pm, £60 inc materials
 

 

Saturday 28th April -  Homage to the (Granny) Square Blanket Course

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In this 6 part series of  ‘crochet along’ workshops you will be making your own totally unique and beautiful crochet blanket

We will create a different square in every class and you will gradually build up your skills and knowledge as you go. Throughout the course you will cover a wide range of stitches and techniques which you will be able to apply to future projects with confidence and skill – and you will also have you own fabulous finished blanket to treasure.

  • Subjects covered will include:
  • Choosing a personal colour palette 
  • Working a range of crochet stitches.
  • Reading crochet stitch diagrams.
  • Making a variety of crochet squares
  • Blocking and finishing

You will choose your own colours from a range of gorgeous Rowan Felted Tweed DK wool  from Norfolk Yarn, so you know that the finished product will be utterly gorgeous!

Each class will be tailored to individual abilities and will be informal, informative and lots of fun.

You don’t need to be an experienced crocheter to do this course but  knowing the basics would be an advantage. You will learn ‘on the job’ and quickly build up your skills throughout this unique course.

This course will run over 6 sessions on Saturday 28th April, 26th May, 30th June, 28th July, 29th September, and 27th October, from 1.30-4.30pm. The cost will be £195, which includes tuition for 6 classes and 10 balls of Rowan Felted Tweed yarn, colours of your choice. Additional yarn will be necessary to complete the blanket to the planned size, and this can be purchased when required. We have now set up a new run of dates to cover the extra demand and this course will run on a Friday morning, 10-1pm, 27th April, 25th May, 29th June, 27th July, 28th September and 26th October, 

5 places available on the Friday course, Saturday course is fully booked.

Felt Making - with Sue Scheller

Saturday 10th February - Needle Felted Animals   

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This workshop introduces you to this easy to learn technique in which you use a barbed needle to poke and prod wool fibres to form a shape or design - no water involved! 
I will show you how to create 3D animals so you can have fun making your very own dog or sheep.

 

 

Cost for the day is £38. This workshop runs from 10 - 3pm and is suitable for all.

Fully booked

 

 Saturday 14th April      Felted Corsages

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Come and learn how to make a fantastic felted corsage or two to wear on your person or to  display on your bag or hat, in any colour you choose, embellished with silk. The cost for the day is £38 inc materials. This workshop runs from 10 - 3pm  and is suitable for all. 
You will need to bring:
Apron(optional) notebook/pen small old towel couple of plastic carrier bags (to transport wet stuff) any merino tops yarn/threads for decoration you may like to use.

10-3pm £38 inc materials. Classes suitable for all abilities.

3 places available

 

Spinning for Beginners

Wednesday 7th February - An informal introduction to the joy of making your own knitting yarn. We will cover the preparation of fleece, carding into rolags, spinning and plying. We have a selection of Ashford spinning wheels for you to try out, along with some locally sourced sheep's fleece to work with on the day. The workshop runs from 10-4pm with a break for lunch.

Limited to 4 participants to allow for the attention required. £60 per person all materials and tea/coffee included.

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Learn to Knit with Boo Marshall

Wednesday 14th February - Does your child want to learn how to knit and your skills aren't up to it? Come along for a fun session to make a phone sock. Aimed at school age children, with parents alongside, we can teach basic knitting skills to child, and parent if required too.

10-12pm, £25 per child (and £10 to cover materials if the parent wishes to knit too).

Knitting - with Rebecca Bone

Wednesday 21st February - Mitts in the round. Learn to knit in the round on double pointed needles. This class teaches the basics of in the round knitting to make a lovely pair of fingerless mitts with a cable and lace design. 

10-4pm, £45 per person inc materials.

7 places available

Saturday 10th March - Lace Wrap - An introduction to knitting lace. We will be working over three sessions, (once per month), to make a beautiful lace wrap/shawl in a lovely light yarn. How to cope with reading a graphed pattern and achieving a lightweight and lacy finish. We will also look at incorporating beads into the design too.

1.30-4.30pm 10th March, 7th April, 5th May. £90 per person including materials, we will be working with a beautiful, hand dyed, wool/silk blend. Coordinating beads will also be included in the cost.

5 places available.

Wednesday 21st March - Beginners socks. An introduction to knitting socks in the round, we will be working over two sessions to complete a sock in miniature, and you will have the materials necessary to make a full size pair of socks when you have grasped the basics. The beginning of a very addictive hobby.

10-1pm 21st March and 28th March. £45 inc materials.

7 places available.

 

 

Mystery Blanket 2018

Our Mystery Blanket course is a project developed over a number of years to provide extra help and tuition to those wanting to improve their knitting skills in an enjoyable social group.

Meeting once a month throughout the year we tackle a different knitting skill including cabling, Fair Isle and lace designs, to produce a collection of squares to make your own individual blanket. I will also show you how to sew the squares together neatly and add a cable border, giving you a beautiful, cosy blanket in time for Christmas.

We will be using an exciting new yarn, which comes in a wide range of colours, so everyones blanket will be individual to their own taste. 

The course is 12 sessions, once a month, on a Saturday (planned for the 3rd Saturday of each month).

2 sessions available, morning 10-1pm, or afternoon 1.30-4.30pm, £30 per month inc. materials.

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Saturday 27th January - Sewing up and finishing off

How to give your knitted items a neat and professional finish. We will look at sewing together of seams, setting in sleeves and picking up neckline stitches etc. It is helpful if you have a project ready to assemble for this class and can bring along all the parts and instructions. 

10-3pm £38 

5 places available

 

Saturday 3rd February - Knit a Fair Isle Tam

Working a fair isle hat in the round, stranding two colours.

10-4pm £45 inc materials 

Now full

All classes must be booked and paid for in advance to secure places. We keep our classes small to ensure personal tuition, therefore refund of payment for cancellations will only be given if the place is filled by another student.

We reserve the right to cancel the class if circumstances demand it, but full refunds will be given in this situation.