Workshops 2019

To book onto any of our workshops please contact the store on 01603 927034. When a class is full we generally take the details from the website to advertise new classes, if you have any queries on dates for our classes please contact the shop.

Crochet - with Sue Maton

Saturday 26th October- 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.

Thursday 14th November- 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 25th January 2020- 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.

Thursday 10th October 2019 - 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. 1.30-4.30pm

Saturday 23rd November 2019 - 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. 10-1.00pm. NOW FULL.

Homage to the (Granny) Square Blanket Course -Friday 27th September or Saturday 28th September 2019 (two separate courses running over 6 months), and a new course starting in April 2020 on Friday 3rd April, 1st May, 5th June, 3rd July, 31st July, 28th August, 10-1pm.

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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, once a month for 6 months. 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.

Friday 27th September, 25th October, 22nd November, 24th January, 21st February, 27th March, from 10-1pm, now full.

Saturday 28th September, 26th October, 23rd November, 25th January, 22nd February, 28th March, from 1.30-4.30pm, now full.

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Wallflower Blanket Friday 27th September 1.30-4.30pm

Following the huge success of Homage to the (Granny) Square Sue from The Mercerie has launched her second crochet blanket course. It began as a ‘mystery’ blanket but has since been renamed WALLFLOWERS and the course will run from September and be repeated in April 2020.

This is a challenging course and is aimed at confident crocheters and those looking to further develop existing skills. However, Sue is an experienced teacher and each class will be tailored to individual abilities and will be informal, informative and lots of fun.

Over the course of six months you will create a beautiful floral blanket that is a riot of colour and texture making full use of the Rowan Felted Tweed range. The design combines hexagons and flowers of differing sizes with a broad range of stitch structures and crochet techniques. In each three hour class you will learn through demonstrations, written instructions and stitch diagrams. The course is also supported by digital patterns and video links sent via email. Subjects covered will include:

  • Choosing a personal colour palette

  • Working a range of crochet stitches.

  • Reading crochet stitch diagrams.

  • Making a variety of crochet flowers and hexagons

  • Joining techniques.

  • Blocking and finishing

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

This course will run over 6 sessions, once a month for 6 months. The cost will be £195, which includes tuition for 6 classes and 10 balls of Rowan Felted Tweed yarn; colours of your choice.

Please be aware that additional yarn will be necessary to complete the blanket to the planned size, and this can be purchased as required. It is estimated that you may need to purchase an additional 20 balls of yarn (TBC) to complete the project

  • SEPTEMBER START: 1.30-4.30pm

  • Friday 27th September

  • Friday 25th October

  • Friday 22nd November

  • Friday 24th January

  • Friday 21st February

  • Friday 27th March

  • APRIL START: 10am – 1pm

  • Saturday 4th April

  • Saturday 2nd May

  • Saturday 6th June

  • Saturday 4th July

  • Saturday 1st August

  • Saturday 29th August

  • APRIL START: 1.30-4.30pm

  • Friday 3rd April

  • Friday 1st May

  • Friday 5th June

  • Friday 3rd July

  • Friday 31st July

  • Friday 28th August

 Colour Workshop -Sunday 3rd November 2019 10-3.30pm-with Sue Maton

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:

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‘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 symbolism surrounding colour.
A kick start into your own colour journaling.

Price £70 includes all materials and an A5 sketchbook.

Felt Making with Sue Scheller

Needle felt Dogs and Sheep -Saturday 21st September

In this fun workshop you'll learn the easy technique of needle felting 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. You will need to bring: an image or two to work from (preferably a hard copy), plus any needlefelting tools/fibres you may have or want to use although everything you need will be provided. I will have glass eyes available at a small extra cost.

Cost for the day is £45 plus small charge for silk paper and it runs from 10am until 3pm tea and coffee will be provided.

Saturday 2nd November  Needle Felted Mushroom Sculpture 

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Join me and have fun creating a needle felted magical mushroom sculpture.

This workshop runs from 10 - 3pm and is suitable for all. Cost for the day is £45. Tea and coffee will be provided.

To bring  : pictures for inspiration 


Saturday 9th November Needle Felted Christmas Baubles

Come and create some wonderful needle felted baubles ready to hang on your Christmas tree!!

This workshop runs from 10 - 3pm and is suitable for all. Cost for the day is £45. Tea and coffee will be provided

To bring : narrow ribbon or colourful/sparkly yarn for hanging, suitable glue to attach your ribbon and any ideas/pictures you may have that you'd like to create ie robin, reindeer etc

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Knitting - with Rebecca Bone

Saturday 24th and 31st August - Beginners Socks.

Learn how to get started on the addictive hobby of sock knitting. Aimed at those who can knit, but who want to learn the techniques necessary to work socks. We will cover working in the round on double pointed needles, shaping a heel and grafting toes.

£50 for the two classes, includes materials. 10-1pm on both Saturdays.

Saturday 7th September- Fair Isle hat

 Ever wanted to try Fair Isle and didn't know where to start? This is the course for you. Aimed at the those who can knit but are new to colour work and circular knitting, we will be making a Fair Isle patterned hat in the round. Course costs £45 and includes materials and runs from 10-4pm.

Now full.

Mystery Blanket 2020

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 beautiful range of colours, so everyones blanket will be individual to their own taste. 

The course is 12 sessions, once a month, on a Saturday (dates to be confirmed).

2 sessions available, morning 10-1pm, or afternoon 1.30-4.30pm.

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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.