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 10th 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. 1.30-4.30pm £30 inc materials
Saturday 12th January 2019 - 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. 1.30-4.30pm £30 inc materials
Saturday 9th February 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.
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
6 places available
Saturday 23rd 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.
7 places available.
Homage to the (Granny) Square Blanket Course -Friday 25th January or Saturday 26th January 2019 (two separate courses running over 6 months)
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 25th, course 5, 3 places available and Saturday 26th, course 6, morning has 1 space, the afternoon, course 7, has 1 space.
This workshop is proving to be be very popular so we currently have 7 different groups organised:
Course 1 - Friday 27th April, 25th May, 29th June, 27th July, 28th September and 26th October, from 10-1pm. Now full.
Course 2 - Saturday 28th April, 26th May, 30th June, 28th July, 29th September, and 27th October, 1.30-4.30pm, now full.
Course 3- Friday 7th September, 5th October, 9th November, 30th November, 11th January, and 8th February 10-1pm, now full.
Course 4- Saturday 8th September, 6th October, 10th November, 1st December, 12th January and 9th February, 10-1pm, now full.
Course 5-Friday 25th January, 22nd February, 29th March, 26th April, 24th May, 26th June, from 10-1pm
Course 6-Saturday 26th January, 23rd February, 30th March, 27th April, 25th May, 29th June, from 10-1pm,
Course 7-Saturday 26th January, 23rd February, 30th March, 27th April, 25th May, 29th June, from 1.30-4.30pm.
Felt Making - with Sue Scheller
Saturday 3rd November - Needle felted Angels/ Fairies
Come and join us and enjoy creating your very own designer angel or fairy for the top of the tree...simply with needle felting...
This workshop runs from 10 - 3pm and is suitable for all.
Cost for the day is £45. Tea and coffee will be provided.
You will need to bring: optional any decorative elements you choose - ie very narrow ribbon, small decorative stars, beads inc flower beads, gold and silver threads etc etc. Have included photo for visuals but decoration is personal. Monofilament nylon to hang creations -medium weight or ribbon or fine thread. Plus any fibres you might have and like to use.
6 places available
Knitting - with Rebecca Bone
Saturday 24th November- 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.
Spinning for Beginners
TBC- 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.
Mystery Blanket 2019
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 hand dyed 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, £33 per month inc. materials.
Morning session now full, afternoon 1 place available.
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.